As our beloved city of Austin gears up for SXSW 2024, an exciting collaboration between Food Tank, Huston-Tillotson University, Driscoll’s, and Barr Mansion is set to take center stage.

The anticipated “All Things Food Summit,” an official SXSW event, promises a day filled with inspiration, education, and culinary delights. On Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Barr Mansion (10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754), this event is not only a celebration of food but a convergence of diverse perspectives on its role in our lives. The summit boasts multiple stages featuring over 60 speakers. Attendees can look forward to insightful discussions, film viewings, live performances, tasting areas, and more.

The event starts with an all-day complimentary breakfast, setting the tone for a day filled with culinary experiences. From brunch to snacks, lunch, drinks, and a reception, attendees can savor various delectable treats while engaging in meaningful conversations.

The event will host a diverse panel of voices. Our founder and CEO, Joi Chevalier, will be a featured guest for the panel conversation on our mission of “Food is Medicine.”

Other speakers for this specific panel include:

  • Michel Nischan, Executive Director, Wholesome Wave
  • Melanie McAfee, Owner, Barr Mansion
  • Shreela V. Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD, Director, Center for Health Equity. Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas Houston

Kate Warren, Executive Editor and Vice President of Devex, will moderate this panel discussion.

“All Things Food Summit” at SXSW 2024 is not just an event; it’s a celebration of the diverse facets of food, bringing together thought leaders, innovators, and food enthusiasts. With a focus on the intersection of nutrition, health, and community, this summit promises an unforgettable day of exploration and connection. Join us on March 14 at Barr Mansion for an immersive experience that celebrates the power of food to inspire change and foster a healthier, more sustainable future.

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