March 11-13, 2019 | Convergence Track

The Food Track brings chefs, entrepreneurs, activists, farmers, scientists, and enthusiasts together to explore ways in which technology and innovation can be leveraged to change the way we grow, cook and consume food to create a more sustainable and healthier world.

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Michael Fojtasek and Olamaie staff prepare food at SouthBites 2018 - Photo by Merrick Ales

Michael Fojtasek and Olamaie staff prepare food at SouthBites 2018 - Photo by Merrick Ales

About Food Track


Explore how leading food industry experts are embracing technology and innovation to address global hunger, sustainable food practices, the future of restaurants and much more.

Enter your session idea related to the Food Track from June 25 – July 20 using the official, user-generated session proposal platform, PanelPicker®. Stay tuned for 2019 announcements throughout the season.

Looking for Panelpicker inspiration? Check out previous Food Track sessions such as The Original Celebrity Chefs & Restaurateurs, AI Will Help Feed a Growing Planet, Bytes & Barolo: How Tech is Transforming Wine and Re-Imagining How America Can Reduce Food Waste.

Browse past speakers from the Food Track below and explore all 25 Tracks of programming for the SXSW Conference.

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Help shape the 2019 SXSW Conference programming! Propose session ideas through PanelPicker®, the official user-generated proposal platform, from June 25 to July 20, 2018.

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Learn more about Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Session Formats across the 25 Tracks of programming for the 2019 SXSW Conference.

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