Acclaimed Filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain Joins 2011 Food For Thought

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Tiffany Shlain – filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences – will share her unique perspective on social and technological trends at the fourth annual Food For Thought event, set for April 26-28, 2011, in Greenville, S.C.

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We’re excited to add Tiffany Shlain to the roster of this year’s presenters,” said Food For Thought founder Joe Erwin. “With a stellar line-up of thought-provoking speakers, this is shaping up to be the best Food For Thought in our four-year history.

Tiffany Shlain – filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences – will share her unique perspective on social and technological trends at the fourth annual Food For Thought event, set for April 26-28, 2011, in Greenville, S.C.

“We’re excited to add Tiffany Shlain to the roster of this year’s presenters,” said Food For Thought founder Joe Erwin. “With a stellar line-up of thought-provoking speakers, this is shaping up to be the best Food For Thought in our four-year history.”

Shlain’s filmshave been featured at over 100 film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca and Rotterdam. She has won 24 awards for her films – a collection of documentary and narrative pieces – unraveling complicated subjects from politics and cultural identity,to technology and science.

Shlain co-founded The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences,an organization that helps drive the creative, technical and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. The Academy also selects the nominees and winners for The Webby Awards, which she also founded. The Webby Awards recognize websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.

Honored as one of Newsweek’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Shlain has served as the Internet expert for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “60 Minutes,”CNN, NPR and other outlets,weighing in on issues involving business, entertainment, community and ethics.

Shlain joins a robust array of entrepreneurs, artists, social activists and chefs scheduled to highlight Food For Thought 2011. Presenters include renowned children’s advocate and Harlem Children’s Zone founder Geoffrey Canada; author and social activist Sir Kenneth Robinson; advertising innovator turned consumer advocate Alex Bogusky; global drinking-water crusader Doc Hendley; Leigh Anne Tuohy, whom Sandra Bullock portrayed in the movie The Blind Side; innovative restaurateur (and former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey) Art Smith; and critically-acclaimed singer and songwriter John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting.

In addition to presenting sponsor Erwin-Penland, Food For Thought 2011 sponsors include Michelin North America, DXM Marketing,ScanSource, Upstate SC Alliance, Greenville Hospital System/University Medical Center, The Ice Box, BMW Manufacturing Corp., BMW Performance Center, The Riley Institute at Furman University, the Westin Poinsett and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

To learn more about Food For Thought, visit http://www.foodforthoughtconference.com.

About Food For Thought:
Food For Thought is a catalytic event celebrating the intersection of food, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism and social responsibility. This three-day conference, held annually in Greenville, South Carolina, brings together some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, chefs and thought leaders. Founded by Joe Erwin, Food For Thought is a fully experiential event designed to inspire dialogue and debate among an intimate group of attendees. Activities range from panel discussions and impromptu think tanks to gourmet cooking and precision driving at the nearby BMW Performance Center. The conference is hosted by Erwin-Penland. For more information, visit http://www.foodforthoughtconference.com.

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Amanda Lenar
Erwin-Penland    
864-672-2810
amanda(dot)lenar(at)erwinpenland(dot)com

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