So Much Meaty Content at SXSW 2019!
When you register for SXSW 2019, be sure to purchase an add-on ticket for the BBQ Crash Course on Friday, March 8. Scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, this event lets you sample some of the best beef (and other meats) from about a dozen of the top eateries in Central Texas.
Speaking of fine (and future) dining, don’t forget about the March 11–13 Food Track within the SXSW Conference. Five of the most interesting sessions in this track include:
Changing the Chocolate Industry: This is a story about cocoa, a journalist, and how a small Dutch chocolate company with a vision of slave-free chocolate is changing the global chocolate industry.
Dominique Crenn, Matt Barnard & Mark Bittman: Join a Featured Presentation with Matt Barnard (Co-founder and CEO of Plenty), Dominique Crenn (award-winning chef and author), and Mark Bittman (bestselling author) as they discuss the growing health impacts of homogenized foods and the democratization of access to the pure, clean food and flavors of our ancestors, bringing culture back to our tables, habits back to our cooking, and health back to humanity.
Food of the Dystopia: Beyond Bugs and Beans: When the dystopia makes farming impossible, food will have to be recycled. Scraps and sewage will become sustenance. Food scientists are figuring out how we can eat our waste without getting sick.
Future Wine: Millennials, Tech & Change: Millennials are consuming much of global wine production, worth over $300 billion, and industry experts are lost! Our panel will illuminate challenges & solutions that will inspire any business.
Tomorrow’s Perfect Food Narrative: In our Instagrammed world, the plate is a platform. As eaters & creators of businesses, tech & stories, we all have the power at our fingertips to positively shape the future of food & its narrative.
Browse more SXSW Conference programming by visiting the online schedule. Use the search bar at the top right corner of this interface to find the content that interests you the most. Also stay tuned for the next big reveal of Keynotes and Featured Speakers. This announcement will occur on January 15.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.