The Austin Forum on Technology & Society
in partnership with Austin Public Library
Technology to Sustainably Grow More & Better Food
with Robyn Metcalfe, Food+City
Austin Central Library - Event Center
710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
NEW DATE: February 12, 2019
5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments
5:45 pm – Doors open for seating
6:15 pm – Presentation
7:30 pm – Networking
The population of the world has surpassed 7.5 billion and continues to climb, while weather & climate changes are creating more stress to agriculture, arable land is decreasing, and finite water supplies are under increasing strain. Agriculture enabled humanity to thrive thousands of years ago; can technology help us grow more food, more sustainably? Can it help us feed the growing world population, and even make it healthier? Robyn Metcalfe and other leading food experts share how several advances in food technology can help us achieve all of the goals, and thus take care of our people and planet.
We welcome your participation! Please send us your questions, answers, and prognostications in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission to the Austin Forum is always free.
The Austin Forum accepts donations of used cell phones, smart phones, tablets, and e-book readers at all our events. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin's digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.
Thanks to Austin Public Library for their partnership.
And a special thanks to all our sponsors!