Hungry for Change?

Date & Time
July 11, 2019 from 2PM to 5PM CDT
The Hatchery
135 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60612

Join world renowned chefs, regional change makers, business leaders and scientists for a solutions symposium dedicated to changing our food system. 

Enjoy diverse snacks made from local innovative Chicago entrepreneurs, while listening to a line up of experts from all areas of food and agriculture. We will look at the challenges our food systems are facing and the solutions which can be found in utilizing the diversity of our foods.

Creating better food systems require us to rethink, and to realize the opportunities we already have. How can we connect seed banks with farmers and chefs? How can we design and implement more efficient food policy? How do we achieve a better local food economy using the diversity of our foods? How do we innovate for the benefit of people and planet?

You can be a part of the solution. Please RSVP to attend as soon as you can, as there are only 200 spaces or tune in online via our livestream on Facebook @FoodForever2020. 

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Participate to Win

We will be giving away invitations for five participants to attend an exclusive tasting event at Google Chicago following the symposium from 6 to 9PM.  Winners will be announced at the symposium. 

Speakers & Innovators 


  • 1:00 - 2:00PM


    Register and sample some of Chicago's most innovative, diverse snacks!

  • 2:00 - 3:00PM

    Session 1 - From Seed Bank to Table

    What if forward-thinking chefs joined a network of farmers to bring uncommon crops to a new audience of diners starving for connection and diversity? Learn how chefs and farmers alike are working with seed banks to rediscover varieties of old and bring them to the modern day table.

  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM

    Session 2 - The Power of Agrobiodiversity

    Explore the challenges our food systems are facing and how conserving, using and celebrating food biodiversity can offer innovative solutions for improving nutrition, increasing competitiveness in the market and increasing farmer livelihoods. This panel will look at the power of agricultural biodiversity from different perspectives across the value chain and highlight its potential in building more sustainable and resilient food systems.

  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    Session 3 - An Inclusive Ecosystem

    Discuss how stakeholders across industries, sectors and governments can come together to diversify and transform our food systems towards more resilience and greater human and planetary health.

Please RSVP

only 200 tickets available 

Event Ended

RSVPs are no longer available.