NYC World Food Day @ October 16, Brooklyn

Thought for Food is celebrating the launch of its TFF Digital Labs with NYC World Food Day, an event bringing together those who are passionate about sustainably feeding the world. Next Gen-er Ayna Arora is inviting the Next Gen community to attend and receive a special ticket price. Find out more below!


About Thought for Food:


We create, empower and support a new generation of leaders to solve our planet’s most pressing challenge: How to sustainably feed 10 billion people?

Our global food systems need innovation and collaboration, and the next generation possesses the creativity, passion, and mindsets to create the change just in time. We are building our global footprint to equip young people everywhere at any time with the values, approaches, and connections they need to be successful changemakers and support them to navigate the critical early stages of their professional lives.

Proceeds from the event will go towards The Thought For Food™ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Event Description:

This event is to honor World Food Day 2019 and celebrate the launch of TFF (Thought For Food) Digital Labs, The Online Food and Ag Accelerator of The Future, complete with a night of food, drinks, inspiring conversations, and networking!

TFF Digital Labs embodies a breakthrough approach to global learning, startup acceleration, and collaboration that improves the speed and impact of beneficial innovation across the entire food and agriculture value chain. While the official launch is happening at the FAO in Rome, there are 100 + events happening globally bringing together people passionate about sustainably feeding the world.

Our NYC event features a short presentation on the Digital Labs, a special keynote from FAO, a panel discussion on key challenges and innovations in feeding 9 billion sustainably by 2050, followed by networking opportunities as well as some delicious food and beverages. Come join us for a great evening and leave feeling inspired with new ideas and opportunities to collaborate on!

Sessions will include:

  • Keynote on World Food Day: Carla Mucavi is a national of Mozambique, is Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York. She oversees FAO’s contribution to discussions and decisions at the United Nations related to sustainable development, resilience building and sustaining peace, and UN coordination, coherence, and reform.

  • TFF Digital Labs Presentation: Shen Ming Lee is the Digital Labs Associate at Thought For Food, where she helps to build out TFF's partner ecosystem in the US and ASEAN regions. Through her work, Shen aims to help build and support a more sustainable, inclusive, and nutritious food system. She grew up in Malaysia and is currently a student at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA).

  • Panel - Sustainably Feeding the World - Challenges and Innovations in Food and Ag with:

    • Abby Lyall - Big Idea Ventures

    • Daniel Bernstein - We Are the New Farmers

    • Alina Zolotareva - Aero Farms

    • Tessa Price - We Work food Labs

    • Sujala Balaji - Thought For Food

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Urban Future Lab, 370 Jay Street)

Date: 10/16

Time: 6 - 9 PM EST

Cost to Attend: $15-20 (Next Gen-ers receive a $5 discount on tickets using code TFFNYC)

Perfect for: Students, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and academia from any discipline, intersted in food, agriculture and sustainability.


SECURE YOUR TICKET HERE and let them know that Next Gen sent you!

Next Gen-er Present: Ayna Arora, Abby Lyall

Alex Gordon