The Feast Conference 2009


“The Feast” is a cross-disciplinary series of programs addressing
social innovation and new ways to make the world a better place. 
Our secret sauce lies in a healthy combination of passion, creativity,
and entrepreneurship to shift the way things are done – thereby
changing individuals, industries, and ultimately the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2009
9 AM - 5 PM
The Times Center
New York, NY

The Feast Conference gathers the world's greatest innovators from across industries and society to empower, inspire and engage each other in creating world-shaking change.  A creative look at the world's toughest problems, The Feast Conference presents the most innovative solutions, insights, and best practices as a catalyst toward action.

More than a conference, The Feast represents a bottom-up movement, so we're curating an audience as cross-disciplinary and diverse as our talks. But we're doing something a little different -- we ask those who can afford to pay higher prices to micro-sponsor The Feast, which allows us to offer $99 invitations to awe-inspiring vanguards whose brains get them where their wallets can't.

Bottom-up innovation, unparalleled connections and real exchange -- that's something we can sink our teeth into. Join us and get full on good.

For more information, please visit and to sign up for updates, please sign up for our newsletter.

  • Rod Arnold, charity: water
  • Ken Banks, Founder of & FrontlineSMS
  • Matthew Bishop, Chief Business Writer of The Economist
  • Brian Bordainick, Founder of 9th Ward Field of Dreams
  • William Drenttel, Partner of Winterhouse
  • Annie Duke, Professional Poker Player
  • Uffe Elbaek, The KaosPilots
  • Kenna, Musician
  • Bob McKinnon, Founder and President of  YELLOWBRICKROAD
  • Rahul Prakash, President: Business Development & Marketing of Virgance
  • Elizabeth Scharpf, sustainable health enterprises (SHE)
  • Becky Straw, charity: water
  • Joshua Viertel, President of Slow Food USA
  • Host: Cindy Gallop, Founder & CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld


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  • 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM [Registration]
  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM [Opening Remarks]
  • 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM [Session #1]
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM [Coffee Break]
  • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM [Session #2]
  • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM [Lunch]
  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM [Session #3]
  • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM [Afternoon Break]
  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM [Session #4]
  • 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM [Closing Remarks]


The Times Center, part of The New York Times Building & Headquarters, is located in the heart of the Times Square District adjacent to The New 42nd Street. The entrance is on 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, The Times Center is comprised of two separate spaces: The Times Center Stage and The Times Center Hall.


We've secured special hotel rates for Feast attendees In NYC's newest and
hippest boutique, the Ace Hotel.  Kick back, relax and enjoy one of the best
neighborhoods Manhattan has to offer.
Please call 212.679.2222 & use booking code "The Feast Conference" to
receive the following rates from September 30th - October 3rd:
  • Standard // $289
  • Deluxe // $329
Ace Hotel
1186 Broadway
New York, NY 10001


All cancellation will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee until September 1, 2009. 
After that date, no refunds or exceptions will be made.  All cancellations must
be emailed to 
Michael Karnjanaprakorn - michael[at]alldaybuffet[dot]org.


Registrations are transferable without a fee by sending an email to 

Michael Karnjanaprakorn - michael[at]alldaybuffet[dot]org
Shared registrations are not permitted.

Name Sales End Price
Feast Fellow Ticket (by application only)   Ended $99
Regular Ticket   Ended $250
VIP Ticket   Ended $500
Micro-Sponsorship Ticket   Ended $1000

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