EnvisionDo Hosts Chicago GastroConference on Saturday, April 13
By: Jane Bartman, Third-Year Student and Civic Journalist for Chicago Studies
On Saturday, April 13, EnvisionDo will host the Chicago GastroConference from 11am to 5 in Ida Noyes Hall. Journalists, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs, and academics will offer their take on topics ranging from ingredient sourcing and farming practices to issues of food access and sustainability in the city of Chicago. The day will consist of a series of panels, and attendees are welcome to attend some or all of the events.
The schedule for the GastroConference is as follows:
11:30am - 12:20pm | Panel Session 1
All About Ingredients
Running the Restaurant: Challenges of Restaurant Ownership
12:30pm - 12:50pm | Keynote
Barry Nalebuff, Co-Founder of Honest Tea
2:00pm - 2:50pm | Panel Session 2
Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry I
Crafting the Culinary Experience
3:00pm - 3:20pm | Keynote
Justin Massa, Founder of Food Genius
3:30pm - 4:50pm | Panel Session 3
Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry II
Food and the Social Good: Health, Access and Sustainability
GastroConference tickets are free for University of Chicago students, $10 for University of Chicago affiliates and non-University of Chicago students, and $20 for the general public, and can be purchased here. Registration sign-up for University of Chicago students is now full, but students can join the waitlist for the event.
The event will take place at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th St. Chicago, IL, 60637.
All attendees must present ID at the entrance.