Join us at SXSW

Refresh at SXSW
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Google Fiber, 201 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

The Refresh Working Group, Google, and Swell Creative Group are excited to announce a day of food activations, discussions, and cooking demonstrations. Join us at SXSW to explore how AI is transforming the entire food system!

Tentative Schedule [Subject to Change]

10:00 am-5:00 pm
All-Day Activations with Austin-Based Food Experts & Refresh Working Group Members
Nachos and guacamole from Siete Family Foods
Edible insects from Little Herds
Fresh juice from Jugo
Plant-based treats from New Barn
Interactive demonstrations with FARMWAVE
Fresh produce from our Farmers’ Market
And more!

10:30-11:15 am
Panel: Alternative Narratives of Women and Technology in the Food System
The past, present, and future of female entrepreneurs in the food system.

Amy Wu, Journalist and Filmmaker, From Farms to Incubators
Audra Mulkern, Documentary Filmmaker, The Female Farmer Project
Karen Washington, Rise & Root Farm
Kate Cox, New Food Economy
Vianney Rodriguez, Austin-based Food Blogger

Moderator: Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

11:30 am-12:00 pm
Film Screening of From Farms to Incubators

2:15-3:00 pm
Panel: Market Access and Food Access: Key Ingredients for a Healthy Community
A discussion about how emerging technologies are transforming food distribution.

Michelle Miller, University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems
Joi Chevalier, Cook’s Nook
Ben Worley, Agrisource Data
Jasmine Crowe, GoodR

Moderator: Mayukh Sen, James-Beard Award Winning Independent Food & Culture Writer

3:00-4:00 pm
Food Demos by Famous Local Chefs

MC: Chef Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave

4:00-4:55 pm
Panel: Chefs’ Perspectives on Food Waste and Sustainability
Three chefs, three initiatives for nutritious, climate-friendly food and a healthier world.

Chef Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave
Chef Anthony Myint, The Perennial/Healthy Soil Guide
Chef Roshara Sanders

Moderator: Addie Broyles, Food Writer for Austin American Statesman  

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