Local Orbit Founder & CEO, Erika Block, is in New York this week. On Monday she’ll be talking about the transformative role of technology in local food economies at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s Annual Conference. On Thursday she’ll be speaking as part of a new series of talks at the School of Visual Arts: “All the Ways to Live a Good Life.”

NESAWG Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)
Monday, February 11 | Saratoga Springs, NY

Topic: Using Technology to Strengthen Regional Food Systems & Promote our Work

Presenters: Mari Pierce-Quinonez, NESAWG; Mallory Sustick, Plovgh; Erika Block, Local Orbit

Technology is transforming local food economies and markets around the world. This session will offer an overview of how technology is influencing a shift in the way we communicate, connect, collaborate and manage our work to grow local and regional food systems.

NESAWG is the umbrella network for New England and mid-Atlantic organizations working for change in local food systems and policy. More information about the NESAWG conference and agenda can be found here.

School of Visual Arts: All the Ways to Live a Good Life
Design for Social Innovation ProgramAll The Ways to Live a Good Life
Thursday, February 14, 5pm | New York, NY

‘All the Ways to Live a Good Life’ is SVA’s new speaker series featuring conversations with social innovators who have created lives with purpose. Erika will discuss her experience designing tools to support the entrepreneurs and organizations who are rebuilding regional food systems – and helping them build profitable businesses and healthier communities. She’ll also share her perspective on the process of designing the business itself.

SVA’s Design for Social Innovation is “the first program at the intersection of design, enterprise, social innovation and nature.”

The speaker series is open to the public. Learn more and register for Erika’s talk here.

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