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    Floriade Dialogues Summit: Changemakers in Food

    The way we make, buy and eat food has a major impact on our planet. Luckily there’s some good news: people all over the world are working hard to change this.


    During the Floriade Dialogues Summit on Changemakers in Food, worldwide food heroes show how they are helping to fix the food system within their own context. Check out the program below!

    Date: Thursday March 26th 2020
    Time: 09.00 – 16.00h
    Location: Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF), Almere, Netherlands
    Language: English
    Registration: Free, register now!

    Everybody can be a changemaker. 
    Are you with us? Register now and be the change! 

    Keynote Speaker

    Carolyn Steel (UK)
    Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. She wrote the bestseller Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. In March 2020 her new visionary book Sitopia will come out. She will present how our world is shaped by food, which key figures (from Aristotle to modern ecologists) have changed the food system. And show how food can save the world! 


    Ryan Gellert

    Ryan Gellert (USA)
    Ryan Gellert is the general manager for the activist outdoor apparel brand Patagonia. He oversees all sales, marketing, sustainability and operational initiatives. Patagonia’s mission statement is: “We’re in business to save our home planet”. And they act like it. The brand consistently positioned itself at the forefront of sustainability and environmentalism. How can activism contribute to change? Ryan Gellert will share his latest insights. 

    Changemakers: pitch + masterclass

    Eight Changemakers show how they change the food system.
    · In eight ten-minute powerpitches you get great examples and inspiration.
    · In the masterclass (90 minutes) one changemaker takes you into depth and action mode! Pick your favorite masterclass at registration.

    Speaker-Asma Khan

    Asma Khan (India / UK) –  Influencing
    You might know Asma Khan from her award-winning cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen, or from Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Asma started out her career in law, but cooking was always her passion. She began her food career in 2012 as a supper club in her home. Five years later, her restaurant Darjeeling Express opened its doors, which is breaking barriers with a rockstar all-women kitchen. Asma Khan will show how to change the world through influencing.  

    Marianne Thieme (NL) – Activism
    Marianne Thieme co-founded the Partij voor de Dieren (Party for the Animals), the first elected political party that puts the whole planet and all its inhabitants centre stage. Last year she stepped down as party to build an international political movement for animal rights. During the Floriade Dialogues Summit she will show us how to change the world through activism.

    Claire Pritchard (UK) – Policy 
    Claire Pritchard is co-founder and Chair of the London Food Board. The board advises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly to help all Londoners access healthy, affordable and sustainable food – regardless of their background and circumstances. At the Floriade Dialogues Summit she will show how to change the food system by changing policy. 

    Carla Camilla Hjort (Denmark) – Design 
    Carla Cammilla Hjort is a cultural designer and activist. She’s the woman behind multiple communities such as ArtRebels and SPACE10. She is driven by her passion for people, society and culture, and initiates concepts, projects and communities that help deliver positive change. During the Floriade Dialogues Summit she will show how design contributes to change!

    Speaker-Kisilu Muysa

    Kisilu Musya (Kenya) – Journalism
    Kisilu Musya is a Kenyan small-scale farmer, filmmaker and community leader. He brings his community together to find common solutions for small scale farming in this changing climate. Kisilu Musya started filming his environment and the damages of climate change, resulting in the award-winning film Thank You For The Rain. He will show us the power that journalism can have in changing the food system!

    Speaker-Ndidi Nwuneli

    Ndidi Nwuneli (Nigeria) – Education
    Ndidi Nwuneli is a social entrepreneur. Through her work in food and agriculture she is committed to scaling social innovation on the African Continent. She is the founder of LEAP Africa, a youth leadership nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and equip new leaders with tools for transformation. She will show education can lead to big changes!

    To be announced
    There are two more Talks of the Town to be announced. Stay tuned to find out who will be the changemakers of Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship. 

    Moderator and ambassador

    Helen Kranstauber (NL)・Moderator
    Helen Kranstauber is a real food change agent. As a founder of campaigning agency Food Cabinet, she mobilises people and organisations towards a future proof food system. She was also one of the founders of the Dutch Slow Food Youth Network and the Food Film Festival. 

    Nadia Zerouali (NL)・Chef and Flevo Campus ambassador
    Nadia Zerouali is a culinary writer of multiple cookbooks, runs the Couscousbar in Amsterdam and has her own Arabian product line on the supermarket shelves. She also is the face of different tv-shows and an ambassador of the Flevo Campus. 

    Time Schedule

    09.00 – 09.30

    09:30 – 12.00 | Morning Program
    Official opening 
    Keynote: Carolyn Steel
    Keynote: Ryan Gellert
    Small break
    Changemaker pitches part 1

    12.00 – 13.00 | Lunch

    13.00 – 14.00 | Afternoon Program
    Changemaker pitches part 2

    14.00 – 15.30 | Changemaker Masterclasses
    Parallel sessions from the Changemakers

    15.30 – 16.00 | Wrap-up & drinks


    Read about the Floriade Dialogues Summit of last year: Green and Healthy Cities for all.


    About the Floriade Dialogues Summit
    Changemakers in Food is the second edition of the Floriade Dialogues Summit. An annual summit as an introduction to the Floriade Expo 2022. The goal is to create a platform for debate and international exchange. 

    An initiative of
    Flevo Campus, Province of Flevoland, Floriade Expo 2022


    Photography: Nichon Glerum