Food Tank is traveling to Austin, TX to attend South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019—a conference featuring sessions, showcases, screenings, and exhibitions celebrating creative solutions to the world’s problems. On March 13, 2019 Food Tank will host the session Cultivating the Next Generation of Food Leaders. Gathering food activists, entrepreneurs, farmers, and teachers, the session will talk about the role young people in creating a stronger, healthier, and just food system.

Panelists Regina Anderson, Executive Director of the Food Recovery Network; Tony Hillery, founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown; and Haile Thomas, founder and CEO of HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth) will join Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, on stage on March 13, 2019 to raise their stories of hope and success in the food system.

In anticipation of SXSW, Food Tank is highlighting 18 events hitting SXSW this year, amplifying creative leaders in food, agriculture, health, and sustainability.

1. Refresh: Food + Tech at SXSW

The Refresh Working Group, Google, and Swell Creative Group present a day of food activations, discussions, and cooking demonstrations on March 12, 2019. All day, participants can taste Little Herds’s edible insects, pick fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market, test out FARMWAVE’s AI app for farmers, and purchase and cook fresh, delicious meals alongside top chefs. The group’s panels will tell the stories of women, chefs, and food supply chain leaders as they use technology to transform the future of food. The event will also feature a film screening of From Farms to Incubators and food demos led by Chefs Michel Nischan and Roshara Sanders.

2. Food, Health, Climate Nexus Meet Up

This networking event will gather participants in the Food, Health, Sustainable Cities Tracks to discuss the recently released Eat Lancet Commission report—an examination of global diets and food systems according to health and sustainability targets. Speaker Chris Hegadorn, CEO of Hegadorn Global Consulting LLC, will lead the meet up drawing participants interested in the report, global food systems, human health, and environmental impacts of agriculture.

See the full list.