The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Beanie Illustration

New Perspectives
on Invention and Innovation

Food for Tomorrow

November 5-6, 2010
at the National Museum of American History



Friday, November 5

Truck Farm! Movie Sneak Peek and Discussion

First Course
Saturday, November 6

  • Warren Belasco, "An Introduction to the Future of Food"

In the Field: Producing Food for Tomorrow »

  • Steven Craig, Virginia Cobia Farms
  • Jane Silverthorne, National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program
  • Brian Halweil, Worldwatch Institute
  • Moderator: Carolyn de la Pena, University of California at Davis

Second Course

In the Kitchen: Preparing Food for Tomorrow »

  • Bess Williamson, University of Delaware
  • Cesar Vega, Mars Botanical
  • Molly O'Neill, author
  • Moderator: Rayna Green, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

Third Course

At the Table: Eating Meals Tomorrow »

  • Amy Bentley, New York University
  • Janet Poppendieck, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Vickie Kloeris, NASA
  • Moderator: Ashley Koff, registered dietitian and author

Side Dishes

Photos from "Food for Tomorrow"

Program (PDF)

Food Truck Muster

Wine Tasting: Innovative East Coast Winemakers

Public Programming

  • Demos in Spark!Lab
  • Objects out of storage
  • Salt tasting
  • Kitchen gadget showdown (cart)
  • Visitor feedback stations
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Spark!Lab self-directed activities


Last Update: 9 Apr 2012

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