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

Please join DAAHA for our annual Evening with Innovators event on November 5, 2022. 

This year's program will feature a networking event beginning at 5:30pm on NIU's campus,

with guest speaker, Riana Lynn presenting at 7pm.

About our Networking Reception:

Please plan to attend our reception at 5:30pm, featuring food and beverages from local producers and artisans from all around DeKalb County at NIU's 71 North Studio located on the lower level of Founder's Library located at:

          217 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115


The reception will begin at 5:30pm and end at approximately 6:45pm.   At the conclusion of the networking portion of the evening, guests will be guided to our keynote speaker presentation portion of the evening in NIU's Duke Ellington Ballroom at 7pm.  At the conclusion of our keynote event, guests will be invited to tour NIU's agricultural hackathon event and view DAAHA's artifact display and sponsor information booths.


About our Keynote Speaker Presentation:

Please plan to attend our keynote speaker presentation at 7pm in NIU's Duke Ellington's Ballroom following the conclusion of our networking event.  Our keynote speaker, Riana Lynn, is a leader in food innovation, technology and venture strategies.   

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As a scientist and serial entrepreneur, Riana has developed high-growth, nationally recognized technology and food businesses.  After first-hand experience working through problems and scaling a family juice company, she was inspired to unlock valuable supply chain data and create the software company FoodTrace.  Her products have significantly impacted thousands of businesses and government bodies across the US and beyond.

Riana Lynn's expertise and experience promises to inspire and motivate you.  You won't want to miss this evening together with us!

Riana Lynn
2022 EWI Keynote Speaker
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