Diane Hatz, a TEDster and nationally-recognized sustainable food advocate, is the main organizer and host of TEDxManhattan. She is preparing to launch her latest campaign, EndFoodWasteNow.org. She was the Co-Founder of The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming, as well as the founder of Sustainable Table, Executive Producer of The Meatrix movies and co-founder of The Eat Well Guide. She is passionate about bringing together the TED and sustainable food communities and devotes her time to using her marketing skills to help shift the U.S. to a regional sustainable food system where healthy nutritious food is accessible to all.
Many thanks to everyone who helped put the TEDxManhattan event together, including the staff at Glynwood, as well as everyone who gave suggestions and ideas for speakers, venues, etc.
Special thanks go to the TEDxManhattan Team, including:
Video Director & Post Producer: Brendan Van Meter
Cameras: Jamie Gemeinhardt, Jim Turner, Dan Coletta & Jim Turner
HD Technician: Shaun Joye
Editing by Beaconhouse Media: Brendan Van Meter & Jamie Gemeinhardt
Food Curation: Mary Cleaver
Marketing and Outreach: Heather Carlucci
Media: Rachel Krupa, Katie Conway, Krupa Consulting
Organizational Committee: Sybil Dessau, Michael Ekstract, Daniel Bryson
Registration Director: Pam Weisz
Social Media: Alicia Kim and David Beiner
Sponsor Outreach: Loring Allen
Viewing Party Coordinator: Jane Orgel
Mary Cleaver is a pioneer in the sustainable food movement, and The Cleaver Company is New York City’s preeminent green caterer. They are the official caterer for TEDxManhattan 2011. Located in the Chelsea Market and replete with an intimate organic eatery – The Green Table, The Cleaver Company produces a wide range of events, each one highlighting the best offerings of the region and the season.
Sybil Dessau is a freelance producer and director. With over 10 years production experience, Sybil has produced a diverse range of documentaries, reality shows and commercials for television and the web. Sybil has worked for international production companies that range from Granada to ABC News and made her feature film directorial debut in 2007 with “American Shopper,” which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Sybil hopes to contribute to the Food Movement by using her storytelling skills to bring awareness to the challenges we face within our food system. She is currently developing a children’s show concept featuring Mark Bittman, with the aim to get kids interested in their food and where it comes from.
Brendan van Meter and Beaconhouse Media provide the highest quality and user friendly creative products and services including website design & development, video production and photographic services to local businesses with great visions, community organizations, schools, churches and individuals who demand trust, reliability, value and a personal touch to their products. We collaborate with our clients and improve our communities. We are proud to support TEDxManhattan.
And a huge thanks to all our volunteers for the day!