New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
Farm to Table Symposium Seeking Papers
The Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti) is currently accepting papers for its 2nd Annual program, taking place August 2-4, 2014 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. F2Ti features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally. The Symposium takes place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Annual Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, an event attracting food and beverage professionals from across the country.
This year’s theme, “The Process,” examines the agricultural-culinary cycle at all levels and will feature its own organic urban farm research project. Topics will include the best practices for urban farming, bringing products to market, sourcing locally, sustainability and the latest with the imposing Food Safety Modernization Act among many others.
Interested presenters should refer to the conference website at http://www.f2t-int.com for additional information regarding submission requirements as well as the consideration and selection process. Questions regarding the conference program should be directed to Kristen Chighizola, F2Ti Conference Manager, at 504-582-3072, or through email at kchighizola(at)mccno(dot)com.
The deadline for submitting presentations for review is May 30, 2014. Presentations for the F2Ti program will be selected by the Farm to Table Executive Advisory Council.
F2Ti is produced by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the SoFAB Institute and the LSU AgCenter.
Who should attend:
Chefs, mixologists, and restaurateurs
Researchers, academics, and policymakers
Farmers and agricultural professionals
Writers, publishers, and media
Slow food advocates
Brewers, distillers, vintners, and distributors
Farmers markets and urban farmers
Nutritionists and health professionals
Grocers and retailers
About The Farm to Table International Symposium
The Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti) is an annual event featuring the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally. Topics include the best practices for urban farming, bringing products to market, sourcing locally, sustainability and the latest with the imposing Food Safety Modernization Act. F2Ti is produced by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the SoFAB Institute and the LSU AgCenter.
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation and a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually. A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $39.12 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $2.19billion in new tax revenue.
About the SoFAB Institute
The SoFAB Institute documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Because everyone eats, all aspects of food and drink—culture and geography, anthropology and history, economics and politics, law and policy, media and the arts, science and technology—reveal the state of the world. SoFAB, home to several entities, among them the SoFAB Center for Food Law, Policy & Culture, SoFAB Culinary Library & Archive, Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Museum of the American Cocktail, and SoFAB Media, is growing into the nation's most comprehensive institution studying food and drink.
About the LSU AgCenter
The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. We have offices in each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes and 17 research stations across the state. In addition, our Baton Rouge-based faculty are housed in 11 academic departments on the LSU campus. At the LSU AgCenter we aim to develop the best use of natural resources, conserve and protect the environment, enhance development of existing and new agricultural enterprises, and develop human and community resources.
CONTACT: Communications Department
Phone: 504.582.3027, E-mail: comm(at)mccno(dot)com