TED Conferences

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    5 Things We Learned at The Arizona Farmer Chef Connection

    For the fifth year in a row, food producers (farmers, artisans, bakers, etc.) and food buyers (chefs, restaurant owners, etc.) gathered for a day of networking and education at Arizona Farmer Chef Connection. The event, held at the Desert Botanical Garden, included speakers, panels, and a marketplac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2014
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    August 29, 2014

    10 Things Learned at TEDx's Night of Food in Phoenix

    Last night speakers from throughout the food world joined forces to present some of their discoveries to a sold out Phoenix audience at TEDx Evans Churchill's "If You Can't Take The Heat, Get Out of The Kitchen" event. From beer masters to urban farmers and avid juicers, the event looked at a range ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    TEDx Discusses Phoenix Food on August 28

    It's time to put your thinking caps on and spend an evening learning about food in Phoenix when TEDxEvansChurchill puts on the "Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen" series of food-centric presentations on Thursday, August 28. Since TED talks are known for being illuminating and entertaining ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2014
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    April 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Matt Moore, Phoenix Farmer/Artist, at TEDxMantattan: Changing the Way You Eat

    The fourth TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat took place in New York City on March 1, and was webcast live online. More than a dozen food experts came together to talk about changing the way we eat -- more specifically, ways we can each help fix our broken food system. Those ideas for changes in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    How Jay-Z and Samsung's Revolutionary App Is As Gross As Farmville

    Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is--well, I haven't listened to it yet. (iPhone 3GS users are actually barred from owning it until they upgrade to a newer device.) This isn't a review of the album, except to say that I think "BBC," with its bizarre, layered production and conciliatory Nas verse, is r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    This Teen is Addicted to Ramen, Literally.

    At 18 years of age, Georgi Readman, from the Isle of Wight, UK has the health of someone more than four times her age. At least that's what experts say. See also: - Ramen Rematch: Republic Ramen vs. Sushi Ken It's not because she's a chain smoker or because she drank her liver into oblivion. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Dan Deacon, 10/18/12, Crescent Ballroom

    Dan Deacon @ Crescent Ballroom|10/18/12Dan Deacon's live shows are not only deafening, they're legendary. I've heard of his infamous methods of crowd participation, playing on the floor, surrounded by his fans, even using coercion to get everyone to play along. Basically, he'll unsympathetically poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    64: Marianne Belardi

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Angry Geese and the Ongoing Debate on the Ethics of Foie Gras

    The end of foie gras in California is rapidly approaching. On July 1, the full provisions of SB 1520 will go into effect and both foie gras production and sale will be prohibited. SB 1520 was signed into law by Arnold Schwarzenegger way back in 2004. The law gave a seven-year grace period in which C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Three Ignite Phoenix Videos That Rocked Our World

    The presentations from the first Ignite Food are now online for your viewing pleasure. There are 18 in total; we've pulled three of our favorites. Ignite Phoenix is like our own hometown TED talks. A diverse range of speakers are given five minutes to make an "elevator pitch" for something they ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    TEDx Features Craig DeMarco, Jeff Fischer, and Marianne Belardi on Wednesday, December 7

    ​We perked up when we spotted a TEDx event Urban Placemaking: Design of Third Places is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, featuring some of the local heavies in the Phoenix restaurant scene. Snag details about this independently organized get-together, time and location after the jump.

  • Dining

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    TedxPhoenix and Mergence Over the Weekend

    ​Mergence's 11.11.11. Show at Crescent Ballroom The 11.11.11 show featuring Mergence, Kongos, The Technicolors, and Huckleberry was long anticipated. And you could feel that excitement all throughout the night at the Crescent Ballroom. Arriving around 9:45 pm, the patio was packed, the lounge wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Music for a Change: TEDxPhoenix at Mesa Arts Center

    Photos by Anthony SandovalMichelle Blades​Since 1984, TED has dedicated itself to providing a platform where world-changing ideas are exchanged from speaker to audience. The abbreviation stands for technology, entertainment and design. The "x" in TEDx simply means it's a completely independent ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Chef Justin Beckett to Speak at TEDxPhoenix

    At an event where speakers "share their life's work, passions, and concepts," selecting Justin Beckett, owner and chef of Beckett's Table, one of the first restaurants to bring seasonal American cooking to the Valley, to participate at this year's TEDxPhoenix event seems like a no-brainer. TEDxPhoe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Follow Friday: Chefs/Cooks On TV

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We've been spending a sad amount of time indoors this summer running away from the heat and searching out new food inspiration on the boob tube. Everybody is tweeting now, e ... More >>