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CRUSONIA ON THE DELTA
FOOD IS HEALTH DIGITAL FORUM 2020

AGENDA 2020 – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Wednesday, November 18 | 12 pm – 6 pm CST

Broadcast from The Zone at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Forum Sessions

All Times CST

12:00 PM

Welcome to the Crusonia on the Delta FOOD IS HEALTH Digital Forum

Paul Noglows, President & Executive Director, Crusonia on the Delta 

12:03 PM

Overview of The Zone at the FedEx Institute of
Technology at the University of Memphis, Memphis TN

Jasbir Dhaliwal, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Memphis

12:07 PM

Opening Remarks

Carter Williams, CEO, iSelect Fund

The iSelect Fund is focused on the nexus of Food and Health. Carter believes that the current healthcare challenges can only be solved by addressing fundamental change in our food system that makes good food more affordable and accessible. For iSelect, FOOD IS HEALTH represents not just an opportunity to make a significant social impact, but also the belief that investment in innovators pursuing this challenge will create significant growth potential.

12:15 PM

Keynote Conversation: Food Is Health

Dr. Robert Lustig, American pediatric endocrinologist and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco
Carter Williams, CEO, iSelect Fund
Moderator: Natalie DiNicola, Chief of Staff, Benson Hill

Dr. Lustig is a leading authority on the toxicity of overly processed foods; particularly sugar. He has appeared on 60 Minutes and most recently he participated in a Crusonia Conversation on the topic. Dr. Lustig will discuss how our modern food system disrupted nature, reducing starvation but increasing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

12:30 PM

Food Is Health Group Q&A

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Natalie DiNicola, Chief of Staff, Benson Hill
Dr. Robert Lustig, American pediatric endocrinologist and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco
Carter Williams, CEO, iSelect Fund
Erin Wiggins, Director of Digital/Physical Transformation of Health & Wellness at Walmart

1:00 PM

Crusonia Solution Providers

Solutions Presentations.
These are prerecorded 3-4-minute “Ted Talk-like” presentations on the Main Stage that share with the Forum interesting solutions to the challenges in Food, Ag and Health that are limiting adoption or progress in specific areas.

1:20 PM

Food is Health: The Delta as a “Proving Ground” for Impact in Action

Foreword

Andy McCarroll, General Counsel, Southeastern Asset Management, and Boardmember & Treasurer, Crusonia on the Delta

Challenge: The Memphis Food Desert

Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Inc

Roshun Austin will introduce & show The Guardian Memphis Food Desert Mini-Documentary.

Opportunity: Providing High-Quality Healthcare to the Disadvantaged Population of Greater Memphis and Beyond

  • Prerecorded video from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Prerecorded video from Church Health
  • Prerecorded video from UnitedHealth Group

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Dr. Tanya Stewart, Physician Executive & Health Tech Advisor
Dr. Scott Morris, Founder & CEO, Church Health
Sheila Shapiro, Senior Vice President of National Strategic Partnerships, UnitedHealthcare

Discussion of Church Health and UnitedHealth’s collective efforts to provide quality healthcare to the disadvantaged population of Greater Memphis and how each approach may serve as a template for communities nationwide.

2:00 PM

Break

2:10 PM

Why Memphis & The Delta?

Lyman Aldrich, Chairman, Crusonia on the Delta; EVP and Agribusiness Lead, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors, LLC
Barry Knight, SVP, Indigo Ag

2:25 PM

Next California? The Delta as a Proving Ground for the Next Generation of Food & Health

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Rob Trice, Founder and Partner, Better Food Ventures
John Butler, CEO, Agricenter International
AG Kawamura, Former California Secretary of Department of Food & Agriculture
Julia Kurnik, Director, Innovation Start-Ups at World Wildlife Fund
Pete Nelson, Exectutive Director, AgLaunch

Challenges ranging from climate change to the cost and availability of resources are making it much harder for agriculture to continue to thrive in some traditional growing region. New growing methods are creating new opportunities for regions like the Mississippi Delta to thrive. 

2:55 PM

Crusonia Solution Providers

Solutions Presentations
These are prerecorded 3-4-minute Ted Talk-like presentations on the Main Stage that share with the Forum interesting solutions to the challenges in Food, Ag, and Health that are limiting adoption or progress in a specific area.

3:15 PM

Better Nutrition from the Growing Field to the Playing Field

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Jarvis Greer, Sports Director, WMC Action News 5
Leslie Bonci, Dietitian, Kansas City Chiefs
Dr. Scott StollCo-Founder & Chairman, The Plantrician Project

3:35 PM

Food Transparency & Sustainability in the Time of COVID-19

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: David Kurns, Editorial Content Director, Meredith Agrimedia
Rob Dongoski, Partner and Food & Agriculture Leader, Ernst & Young
Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of the US Farmers and Ranchers in Action (USFRA)

3:55 PM

The Need to Engage the Consumer in the Food, Ag & Health Story

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Michelle Gloeckler, 30-year Retail and Consumer Goods C-level Executive; Walmart, Hershey’s
Matt Crisp, CEO, Benson Hill
Vonnie Estes, VP of Technology, Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

4:15 PM

The Next Generation of Food & Health

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Ken Rubin, Chief Culinary Officer, Rouxbe Online Culinary School
Dan Marek, School Program Manager, Whole Kids Foundation & Chef Educator

4:55 PM

Introduction of Keynote Conversation between Rob Carter and Geoffrey von Maltzahn

Jasbir Dhaliwal, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Memphis

5:00 PM

Memphis = Innovation

Conversation Leader and Q&A Moderator: Paul Noglows, President & Executive Director, Crusonia on the Delta
Rob Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, FedEx
Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Indigo Ag & General Partner, Flagship Pioneering

5:40 PM

Is this the Flip the Switch Moment?

Tyler Cowen, Economist & Author, Stubborn Attachments; Big Business
Carter Williams, CEO, iSelect Fund

Markets remain the same until they do not. Then, a moment later, someone flips the switch. What is normal is old. What is new is convention. In this moment of exponential growth, incumbents are eliminated. And new starts lead. 

5:55 PM

Summation and Closing Remarks

Paul Noglows, President & Executive Director, Crusonia on the Delta