Princeton Studies Food Conference: Changing Climate, Changing Appetites

Friday, February 17, 2017 (All day)

If you eat, this conference is for you: Changing Climate, Changing Appetites


Students, colleagues and friends on campus and in the community, please do register and join us at Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on Friday, Feb 17, for a day of debate and solutions-oriented discussions on how to deliciously nourish ourselves and the global population while protecting our Earth and its finite resources.

Discussions will feature 5-minute quick takes by each panelist, with the remainder of each panel dedicated to audience Q&A. We will explore behavioral science and how we can change our appetites, secrets of making these foods delicious and crave-worthy, the role of marketing and advertising in the effort and the power and politics of the food/ag/hospitality sector. 

As background reading, we offer the World Resources Institute report, Shifting Diets for a Sustainable Food Future (PDF), co-authored by Timothy Searchinger, a research scholar/lecturer at PU and co-founder of our Princeton Studies Food Council, which provides the framework of our conference.

And come hungry. For the first time, this conference will feature a lunch-and-learn menu - in partnership with Chef Jerry Luz and his colleagues at Campus Dining -- for registered attendees. Lunch will include a tasting orchestrated by Professor Dan Rubenstein, so bring your smartphone to participate in the instant survey as you sample.

The conference is free to participants, but space is very limited; sign up now to reserve your chair and your lunch. Please plan to stay the day if possible - the panels build on each other and something you heard in a previous panel may spark a question for another. And if you must cancel, please let us know as soon as possible; someone else will want your spot. 

Driving and parking directions here. Questions? Write Karla Cook.

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Topics: food