~Imagine, Inspire, Invent~

Sharing Today's and Tomorrow's Innovations in Food Systems



The 2018 event was at the Historic Egyptian Theater in Downtown DeKalb. Local vendors provided drinks and hor d'oeuvres. Three inspirational speakers shared their innovation stories.

  • Kimberlee Kidwell, Dean in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at University of Illinois

  • Natalie Shmulik, CEO of The Hatchery - Chicago

  • Scott Shearer, Ohio State Department of  Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 

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