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    POSTPONED | 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!

    We would like to thank everybody for the great enthusiasm: the event is full and the registrations are closed.  You can still sign up for the waiting list

    We are looking forward to welcome an audience with guests from all over the food chain: from chefs to policymakers and from farmers to designers.

    Date: Thursday March 26th 2020
    Time: 09.00 – 16.00h
    Location: Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF), Almere, Netherlands
    Language: English
    Registration: The event is full, registrations are closed

    Coronavirus update 

    Unfortunately, the Floriade Dialogues Summit is postponed and will not take place on the 26th of March, 2020. This is because of the measures regarding the coronavirus. All events with over 100 people are cancelled, and sadly that affects the Summit too.

    We had a sold-out edition ready with a great line-up of changemakers, a nice location and good food. We are really doing the best we can to reschedule this edition. Let’s make the changemaking happen as soon as possible! We are exploring new dates and will announce an update as soon as possible. But right now, everybody’s health is the most important thing we have to take into account. Take care of yourself and of each other.

    We will keep you posted!

    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

    During the Summit eight Changemakers show how they change the food system from their own context.

    • They all give an empowering ten-minute pitch on the main stage.
    • After the pitches, you get to follow a 60 minute Masterclass from one of the Changemakers. Get in-depth and into 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.  
    Masterclass hosted by Melissa Korn

    Ruud Zanders

    Ruud Zanders (NL) –  Entrepreneurship

    Ruud Zanders is the co-founder of Kipster, the most sustainable and animal friendly poultry farm in the world. At Kipster they work with food waste to feed the chickens, produce CO2-neutral eggs and they take responsibility for the roosters, the brothers of the laying hens. At the Summit he will show how to change the food system with innovative entrepreneurship.
    Masterclass hosted by Koen van der Gaast

    Dorothy Shaver

    Dorothy Shaver (USA) –  Intrapreneurship

    Dorothy Shaver is Global Sustainability Lead for Knorr and Registered Dietitian at Unilever. Together with WWF, she works on the campaign and report “Future 50 Foods: 50 Foods for Healthier People and a Healthier Planet.” From more beans and mushrooms to algae and cacti, it’s essential we change our eating habits to protect the planet and our food security.  At the Summit she will show how being an intrapreneur can implement change in one of the largest multinationals in the world.
    Masterclass hosted by Maarten Kuiper

    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.
    Masterclass hosted by Linda Vermaat

    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. 
    Masterclass hosted by Jan Eelco Jansma

    Carla Cammilla 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!
    Masterclass hosted by Janno Lanjouw

    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

    The film is produced by Norwegian film company Differ Media. They use films to create change and put climate justice on the agenda. Johanne Kristensen Sandvik (Norway) is impact producer at Differ Media and will give the Changemaker Masterclass with Kisilu. Together they will show the power that journalism can have in changing the food system!
    Masterclass hosted by Lotte Sluiter

    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!
    Masterclass hosted by Marieke Creemers

    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 – 12.30 | Morning Program
    Official opening 
    Keynote: Carolyn Steel
    Interview: Ryan Gellert
    Small break
    Changemaker pitches part 1

    12.30 – 13.30 | Lunch

    13.30 – 14.15 | Afternoon Program
    Changemaker pitches part 2

    14.15 – 15.30 | Changemaker Masterclasses
    60 minute Masterclass from your favourite Changemaker

    15.30 – 16.00 | Closing ceremony & 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