Success! Food Entrepreneurship Symposium

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Thanks to all who joined us for our Food Entrepreneurship Symposium, our second such gathering. Kelly Caylor, Princeton Studies Food co-founder, called it a “fantastic day of dialogue and debate.

“I have heard nothing but positive things about the symposium; based on the number of students who have already approached me about getting more involved, it’s safe to say it was a tremendous success,” he said in a note of thanks to panelists afterward.

Caylor said that panelists “helped to create a renewed sense of urgency and enthusiasm for tackling critical issues related to food and agriculture across the Princeton campus and community.”

Gordon Douglas MD ’55, a founder and funder of Princeton Studies Food, agreed, saying that the event exceeded expectations. A very cool 270 registered for the symposium, a daylong collection of panels that featured short talks from speakers but focused on Q&A. The daylong event generated 75 tweets/retweets (see #PUStudiesFood to read them all). Rachel Jimenez of Career Services estimates that 50 students attended its Food Meetup, and reports that several alumni discussed posting jobs through the department. See the agenda here and the panelist biographies here. We will soon be posting videos of the sessions.

In the meantime: Please join us as a Friend of Princeton Studies Food by sending a note to Sheila Mahoney S’55 who, along with Gordon Douglas MD ’55, co-founded our group and is funding the effort. Share advice and feedback regarding Princeton’s opportunities in designing and implementing food systems that ensure plenty of good, affordable food for everyone while restoring and preserving our earth – and retaining the joy that food in all its myriad roles brings to life.