Thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators will take the stage at this one-of-a-kind conference to explore and celebrate the conscious and sustainable changes happening in our food system. This all-day event is designed for food and sustainability industry entrepreneurs, farmers, chefs, policy makers, educators, and anyone else who’s passionate about the future of our food. There will be five in-depth panels and speakers:


  • Creating a Sustainable Business Culture

  • The Rise of the Plant-Based Menu

  • Funding Food Innovation

  • Building Green Communities

  • ​Keynote Address

Let’s work together to create sustainable communities, businesses and to improve our health. Together, we can create a movement that drives this nation – and the world – towards a brighter, greener tomorrow!


Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Building 1 Auditorium - Room 1261

300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 


Building 7 garage, located at: 500 NE 2nd Ave  Miami, Florida 33132


Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:30am - 9:30am

Moderated by Diandra Salcedo from Yelp


Creating a Sustainable Business Culture

9:30am - 10:30am

Moderated by Leticia Pollock from Panther Coffee

- Shannon Allen from Grown

- Elena Pezzo from Green Bar Kitchen

- Ty Cherry from the EarhCorp Foundation

- Maggie Viola from Pulse Creative

The Rise of the Plant-Based Menu

10:30am - 11:30am

Moderated by Gretchen Schmidt from Edible South Florida

- Patti Lang from McFatter Technical College

- Rose Flynn from Choices Cafe

- Della Heiman from Wynwood Yard

- Pamela Wasabi from Pamela Wasabi

Special Address

11:30am - 11:45am

- Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli  from Glass & Vine and Eating House

Keynote Address

11:45am - 12:30pm

- Mariana Cortez from Bunnie Cakes

Gourmet Plant-Based Lunch prepared by Chef Fabio Vaccarella & Celebrity Chef Events

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Funding Food Innovation

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Moderated by Evan Benn from INDULGE

Evan Lutz  from Hungry Harvest

- Eddie Acevedo from Grove Bay Hospitality Group

- Austin Allan from Tio Gazpacho

- Chris Gannon from Bolay Restaurant

Building Green Communities

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Moderated by Chris Adamo from (The New Tropic)

Asha Loring from Health in the Hood

- Art Friedrich from Urban Oasis Project

- Pola Bunster from Prism Creative Group

Closing Remarks

3:30pm - 4:00pm

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