2015 Team

Diane teethDiane Hatz, a TEDster and nationally-recognized sustainable food advocate, is the main organizer and host of TEDxManhattan.  She is Founder and Executive Director of Change Food.  Previously, she was the Co-Founder of The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming, as well as the founder of Sustainable Table, Executive Producer of The Meatrix movies and co-founder of The Eat Well Guide.  She is passionate about bringing together the TED and sustainable food communities and devotes her time to using her marketing skills to help shift the U.S. to a regional sustainable food system where healthy nutritious food is accessible to all.


Many thanks to everyone who helps put the TEDxManhattan together.

Special thanks go to the TEDxManhattan Team, including:

Diane Hatz – Team Leader
Brendan Van Meter – Video Director & Post Producer
Beaconhouse Media – Video Editing
Mary Cleaver – Food Curation

Brendan van Meter and his team at Beaconhouse Media have provided video production services to TEDxManhattan since 2011. They have gone on to produce hundreds of TEDx Talks with other events and worked with TEDxManhattan speakers on other film projects. In March 2014 they won the People’s Choice Award and 1st Runner up in the Real Food Media Contest with a film about Stephen Ritz & Green Bronx Machine. They are proud supporters of TEDxManhattan and its mission.

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