Erika Block will present at this year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference.

Erika has curated a panel of food system innovators and thinkers, including Lucy Norris of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Thomas Nelson of the Capay Valley Farmshop, Robert Puro of Seedstock, and Matt Rothe, a Fellow at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and Food Systems Laboratory.

Each panelist will share their perspective on the opportunities and challenges presented by a rapidly shifting environment, new business models and technologies that are transforming food’s journey from farm to fork.

IACP LogoInternational Association of Culinary Professionals Conference
Dirt to Digital: Real Food in a Virtual World
April 6-9, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

Topic: Rerouting Farm to Fork
Presenters: Erika Block, Founder and CEO, Local Orbit; Thomas Nelson, Co-founder and President, Capay Valley Farmshop; Lucy Norris, Marketing Director, Northwest Agriculture Business Center; Robert Puro, Co-founder, Seedstock; Matt Rothe, Fellow, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, Food Systems Laboratory
When: April 8 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

We know the trends – locally produced, hand crafted, farm branded – underscored by deeper concerns about nutrition, food safety, climate change, and local economies. Shifting demographics, combined with unprecedented access to information, are increasing the demand for transparent, local and sustainably produced ingredients – at the grocery store, in restaurants, in schools and universities. Join the panel for a conversation about new business models and technologies that are reinventing food production and distribution to meet this demand – and the opportunities and challenges they present in transforming the farm-to-fork supply chain.

IACP brings together culinary professionals and organizations working in food systems across the culinary landscape. Registration and the conference agenda are available online through IACP.

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