Food Entrepreneurship Symposium: Agenda

Friday, Feb 19
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m

Agenda

8:30 am: COFFEE & BREAKFAST

9 am: INTRODUCTION

  • Gordon Douglas MD ‘55 Weill Cornell Medical College. Co-Founder, Princeton Studies Food.
  • Timothy Searchinger Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. Lecturer in the Princeton Environmental Institute. Co-Founder, Princeton Studies Food.

9:15 am: INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

  • Holly Welles – moderator Manager, Communications and Outreach, Princeton Environmental Institute.
  • Lyndon Estes Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Lecturer in the Princeton Environmental Institute.
  • Rob Glucksman ‘88 Witgang Far East Ltd.
  • Adam Wolf Arable Labs.
  • Reuwai Mount Hanewald ’94 Terhune Orchards.
  • Xin Zhang Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

10:30 am: Coffee

10:45 am: Innovation on the Plate

  • Gordon Douglas – moderator
  • Jonathan Waxman P’19  Chef/restaurateur/author: Barbuto restaurant, Jams restaurant, NYC; Adele’s and Bajo Sexto, Nashville; Brezza Cucina, Atlanta.
  • Derek Kleinow ‘04 Amazon Web Services.
  • Shiri Avnery ‘12 Thistle.
  • Beth Burrough ‘85 PurFoods.
  • Jenna Cameron Hampton Creek.

12 pm: LUNCH BY CAMPUS DINING, PROVIDED BY CAREER SERVICES & PEI; FOOD CAREERS MEETUP BY CAREER SERVICES

  • Sustainable menu by Chef Jerry A. Luz.
  • Featuring alumni and other connections.

1:30 pm: Innovation in Food LiteracY

  • Anne Cheng ’85 – moderator Professor of English and African American Studies. Director, Program in American Studies.
  • Marty Johnson ‘81 President and founder, Isles, Trenton.
  • Nancy Easton ‘88 Founder, Wellness in the Schools.
  • Beth Diamond ‘85 Founder, Cooking for a Change.
  • Suzy Friedman ’94 Director, Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund.
  • Pietro Frassica Professor in French and Italian.

2:45 pm Coffee & Pastries

3 pm: Innovation in FinancE

  • Tim Searchinger – moderator
  • Andrew Ive Director, Food-X. 
  • Silvia Weyerbrock Lecturer, Economics, Princeton.
  • Lev Berlin ‘07 ReciPal.
  • Alexander Pessala ‘09 Middleland Capital.
  • David Benzaquen Plant Based Solutions.

4:15 pm Future of Food Study at PrincetoN

  • Kelly Caylor – moderator Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director, Program in Environmental Studies. Co-Founder, Princeton Studies Food.
  • Cornelia Huellstrunk Executive Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, Princeton
  • Rozalie Czesana ‘18 Studying food, culture and the environment.
  • Evelyn Hanna Laffey Associate Director, Council on Science and Technology, Princeton
  • Steve Pacala Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Carolyn Rouse Professor, Department of Anthropology.

5:30 pm Cocktails, Cider & Cheese at 34 Chambers StreeT

  • with the Keller Center at the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub, 34 Chambers Street, with short talk by principals of Newark-based startup Ironbound Hard Cider and Q&A with principals of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse of Milford.

Thanks to Career Services for the Food Meetup and for its generous contribution for meals. Thanks, too, to Princeton Environmental Institute for co-sponsoring – and its generous contribution to meals. Thanks to the Keller Center for the cocktails and all of the support; thanks to Jersey Cider Works for sharing cider and your startup story and to Jonathan and Nina White of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse for sharing bread, cheese, butter and your food entrepreneurship story. Thanks to co-sponsors Gordon Douglas MD ’55 and Sheila Mahoney S’55. Thanks to Chuck Crosby at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs-STEP Program, our logistics wizard. Thanks to David Walton, owner of Rojo’s Roastery of Palmer Square, for the donation of all-day coffee.

— Karla Cook ‘P19, Co-Founder and Coordinator, Princeton Studies Food

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