Fans of the TEDx speaker series are no strangers to the sustainable food movement, as industry thought leaders frequently appear on the TEDx stage. Diane Hatz, executive director of The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming and founder of TEDx Manhattan, is integral to getting these inspiring people to speak on stage.

After working in the music industry, Hatz realized how fractured our food system is, and knew she had to do something about it. “I became extremely interested in what was happening with food,” she explains in an interview with Organic Connections. “I have a real marketing head, so I really wanted to get the word out to other people. That’s what I’ve been doing ever since.”

While TEDx Manhattan live events take place in packed auditoriums, Hatz ensures that the talks gain as much coverage as possible through online videos. There are a massive number of people who watch our videos, Hatz says.

Read more in Organic Connections.