Our featured speaker this year is Bruce Friedrich, CEO of the Good Food Institute (GFI). Bruce is the founder of GFI, a nonprofit working internationally to accelerate alternative protein innovation. GFI promotes the use of plant-based meat, cultivated meat, and fermentation to mitigate the environmental impact of our food system, decrease the risk of zoonotic disease, and ultimately feed more people with fewer resources.
Bruce directs GFI’s strategic planning and execution in the United States and globally. He is a TED Fellow, Y Combinator alum, 2021 “American Food Hero” (EatingWell Magazine), and a popular speaker on food innovation. Bruce has penned op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wired, and many other publications.
He has represented GFI on the TED Radio Hour, New Yorker Radio Hour, Ezra Klein Show, Making Sense (Sam Harris), ReCode DeCode, and other programs and podcasts. Bruce’s 2019 TED talk has been viewed two million times and translated into dozens of languages.
He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law and also holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics.
Bruce’s areas of expertise include: alternative proteins generally, GFI’s global programs and strategy, bicycling in heavy traffic.
Early Bird (Before Nov. 1)
VSDC, current, dues-paying member $70
Non-VSDC member - $80
After November 1:
VSDC current, dues-paying member - $75
Non-VSDC member - $85
OPTION 1: REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE
OPTION 2: REGISTER VIA MAIL-IN FORM AND CHECK
VSDC prefers online payment but will accept this mail-in form (download it here) with checks made out to “VSDC.” Your envelope must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 16 and mailed to:
VSDC Thanksgiving, PO Box 4921, Washington, DC 20008
Your registration is not confirmed until we receive your payment and send you a confirmation (preferably by email). If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you!
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