2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet

Saturday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Driskill Hotel
Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St


For the first time in the 160-year history of world’s fairs, the theme of Expo Milano will be food: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” From May 1 to October 31, 2015, welcoming 20 million visitors, this theme will unite 147 countries into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet. As we address the global challenge of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050, what is the role of technology and innovation? From robotics to big data to GPS to the quantified self, food is the next technological frontier. But there's a difference between lifestyle toys for the connected and food security for the marginalized communities. Or is there?


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Jeffrey Dunn

Pres & Chief Carrot Officer

Bolthouse Farms

A consumer strategist at heart and an evangelist for values-based leadership Jeff Dunn has led companies large and small to growth through brand and marketing innovation. Jeff is currently Presiden...

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Kaitlin Yarnall

Exec Editor

National Geographic Society

Kaitlin Yarnall is the Deputy Creative Director of National Geographic

magazine, where she oversees staff charged with the magazine's maps

and graphics. She is the lead editorial manager for Nati...

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Max Mullen



Mitchell Davis

Chief Creative Officer

Friends of the USA Pavilion

Mitchell Davis is the Executive Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, a cookbook author, a food journalist, and a scholar with a Ph.D. in Food Studies from New York University. With the Bea...

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