Applications now being accepted for TEDx Manhattan, “Changing the Way We Eat”

I had an exciting email in my inbox this morning from my favorite pro-bono client:, TEDxManhattan, “Changing the Way We Eat”: starting today, they’re accepting applications from academics, researchers, health professionals, farmers, foodies, chefs, advocates, foundations, public figures and TEDsters who want to be attendees of the one-day event.

About TEDxManhattan: On Saturday, February 12, 2011, TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will be held at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This one-day TEDx event will explore the food system — from what happened, to where we are, to what we are doing to shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming. The goal of “Changing the Way We Eat” is to create new synergies, connections and collaborations across disciplines, to unite different areas of the food movement and to introduce the TEDx audience to the exciting and innovative work being done in this field.

I’m an enormous TED nerd and I love that TEDx events – independently organized, but following TED’s format of highlighting short, cutting edge, inspirational talks – have been cropping up everywhere recently.

I’m helping out with sponsorship development, so if you want to support this shindig and have your name in lights in front of an international audience of sustainable foodies, then let’s talk.

William Li will give an encore presentation of his TED talk, “Can we eat to starve cancer?” at the Feb 12 event in NYC.