Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

All Things Food at SXSW

12 March @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Join us all day on March 12 for “All Things Food” at SXSW 2023 at Huston-Tillotson University.

50+ luminary speakers, two food viewings including the film “Food2050” and docuseries “Hope in the Water,” and a theatrical debut Food Tank’s “Little Peasants.” Featuring a delicious breakfast, lunch, and a fabulous reception with live entertainment. Hosted by Food Tank, HT, and Driscoll’s.


Food Tank, Driscoll’s, and Huston-Tillotson University Present…

“All Things Food” at SXSW 2023 (Official SXSW 2023 Event)

March 12, 2023.

King-Seabrook Chapel @ Huston-Tillotson University


Join us:

9:00AM. Doors.

9:00AM. Delicious Chef Curated Breakfast.

9:30AM. Program Begins (Sharp)


“We’ve Had the Answers All Along.”

A-dae Romero Briones, First Nations Development Institute (confirmed)

Alex Racelis, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (confirmed)

Jehiel Oliver, Hello Tractor (confirmed)

Dr. Rupa Marya, Deep Medicine Circle and the University of California (confirmed)

Moderated by Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, WeDontHaveTime (confirmed)


“A Business Sustainability Case Study: Chicken & Eggs.”

Andrea Chu, Vital Farms (confirmed)

Sandra Vijn, Kipster (confirmed)

Matt Dillon, Farmers Focus (confirmed)

Moderated by Mary Beth Albright, Washington Post (confirmed)


“What is the Future of Meat?”

Shannon Cosentino-Roush, Finless Foods (confirmed)

Kerri McClimen, Niman Ranch (confirmed)

Taeryn Kim, Wildtype (confirmed)

Evadne Cokeh, ButcherBox (confirmed)

Andre Menezes, Next Gen Foods (confirmed)

Moderated by Chloe Sorvino, Forbes (confirmed)


“Businesses Doing More Than ‘Greenwishing’” Part 1.

Emily Ma, Google (confirmed)

Alejandra Sanchez, Driscoll’s (confirmed)

Riana Lynn, Journey Foods (confirmed)

Denise Osterhues, Kroger (confirmed)

Moderated by Natalie Byrne, Blankspace (confirmed)


“Businesses Doing More Than ‘Greenwishing’” Part 2.

Pierre Thiam, Yolele (confirmed)

Kathleen Strand, Builders Vision (confirmed)

Jess Baum, Bonterra Organic Estates (confirmed)

Moderated by Teresa Welsh, Devex (confirmed)


“Rethinking Urban Food Production.”

Tiffany Washington, Dobbin-Kauv Farm (confirmed)

Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens (confirmed)

Jacob Pechenik, Lettuce Grow (confirmed)

Marc Oshima, AeroFarms (confirmed)

Moderated by Nadia Chaudhury, Eater Austin (confirmed)


Performance and Panel Discussion:

“Working Families are the Heart of a Growing Food Movement.”

Special Theatrical Performance of “Little Peasants” by Food Tank (confirmed). Written by Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack. Directed by Kristen Osborn.

Cast Members: Chloe Whitehead (as Molly); Macy Butler (as Jackie); Rachel Aston Warren (as Regina); Immanuel Thomas (as Carlos); and Mackenzie Mack Thornton (as Ashley)


Panel Discussion:

“Food Workers are Driving a Resurgence in the Labor Movement”

Stuart Appelbaum, Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (confirmed)

Michael Foster, Former Wayne Farms Poultry Worker (confirmed)

Wallace Woodson, General Mills, Worker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (confirmed)

Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank (confirmed).


“Stop Separating Food and Health.”

Joi Chevalier, Cook’s Nook (confirmed)

Luke Saunders, Farmers Fridge (confirmed)

Niyeti Shah, WW (confirmed)

Paul Newnham, Sdg2 Advocacy Hub (confirmed)

Moderated by Karen Magid, Huston-Tillotson University (confirmed)


“Cooking Up a More Sustainable Food System”

Adrian Lipscombe, 40 Acres Project (confirmed)

Robert Nathan Allen, Little Herds (confirmed)

Dana Catherine Vettel, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (confirmed)

Julia Collins, Planet FWD / Moonshot (confirmed)

Shayna Harris, Supply Change Capital (confirmed)

Moderated by Ralph Yznaga, ATX Publications (confirmed)


“Fireside Chat: Food and Policy”

A Special Fireside Conversation with U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer about food policy moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank


1:25PM. Special Viewing #1. “Wild Hope: Coffee for Water”

Decades of war and unsustainable agriculture have stripped almost half the trees from the rainforest atop Mozambique’s Mount Gorongosa. The devastation threatens the watershed that sustains life in nearby communities and in Gorongosa National Park. Now, park experts and local farmers are uniting to plant a new shade-loving cash crop—coffee—that will help restore the forest and ensure a more prosperous future for humans and wildlife alike.

Post-Screening Resilience Panel:

Geoff Luck, Wild Hope Initiative

Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank


2:00PM. Special Viewing #2. Food 2050

Emboldened to unleash a nourishing, regenerative, and equitable food future, The Rockefeller Foundation and Media RED collaborated to create this breathtaking film that documents the extraordinary efforts of global visionaries looking to improve the world’s food systems from the ground up.

Post-Screening Resilience Panel.

Tom Leach, Media RED (confirmed)

Sara Farley, Rockefeller Foundation (confirmed)

Matte Wilson, Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative (confirmed)

Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank (confirmed)


5:00PM. Special Viewing #3. New docuseries, “Hope In The Water” presented by award-winning writer, director, and producer Brian Peter Falk.

The docuseries explores the abundance of innovative opportunities to restore our world’s oceans while responsibly producing food. The executive producers of this multipart nature docuseries are the 13-time Emmy award-winning producer and writer David E. Kelley and 4-time James Beard award and Emmy award winner, Andrew Zimmern.

Followed by a fireside chat with:

Andrew Zimmern, 4-time James Beard award & Emmy award winner (confirmed)

Jennifer Bushman, Fed by Blue (confirmed)

Asif Khan, Picture Motion (confirmed)

Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank (confirmed)


6:30PM. “A bright BLUE future” Reception

Blue food already brings healthy nutrients to 3 billion people. When responsibly caught or harvested, blue food also provides an abundance of restorative opportunities for environmental, economic, and global health. Responsibly produced blue food means improved wild fisheries management and fishing practices. Please join us for a reception featuring diverse foods that come from our planet’s bodies of water – streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, seas, and oceans.

More details coming soon!