Later this week Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin will travel from Washington, DC to New Orleans, home of great food and drink, to take part in two panels as part of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum's annual symposium. This is the second year in a row that Linnekin has made the trip to New Orleans to take part in this great SoFAB event.
On Friday, Linnekin will serve as moderator for an exciting panel on the regulatory climate for food trucks as part of SoFAB's continuing legal education (CLE) seminar Food, Drink, and the Law. The panel, Improving the Regulatory Climate for Food Trucks, features three fantastic speakers: Doug Povich, J.D., member of the board of directors of the DC Food Truck Association and co-owner of DC's Red Hook Lobster Pound food truck; Andrew Legrand, J.D., managing member of Andrew Legrand Law and co-founder of the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition; and Bert Gall, Senior Attorney with the Institute for Justice.
More on the CLE panel:
As food trucks have exploded in popularity, cities around the country have adopted different regulatory strategies pertaining to these mobile vendors. Some cities have imposed dramatic and unfair restrictions on food trucks, while other cities have embraced the trend and witnessed the attendant rewards—from increased food choices and quality to national and even worldwide acclaim. This panel of nationally recognized legal experts will explore the regulatory climate pertaining to food trucks in New Orleans and beyond and propose solutions that can help the Big Easy and other cities capitalize on the trend.
Tickets to the CLE (a daylong event featuring many other legal experts that fulfills a mandatory professional development requirement for many attorneys) are $165 and are available here.
Then, on Saturday, Linnekin will moderate a panel on food and social media as part of SoFAB's annual daylong Hungry in the South symposium. The panel, How Social Media Is Changing The Way We Eat, "will explore various ways that this change is happening across a variety of food and beverage industry sectors." The panel will allow Linnekin the opportunity to discuss the American University undergraduate class--Foodways 2.0--that he designed and is teaching this semester. This panel, like the earlier CLE panel, features a great set of panelists including Red Hook Lobster Pound's Povich; Christophe Jammet of Sparkify; and Mike Lee of StudioFeast and Bond Strategy & Influence.
On Saturday, Apr. 13 Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin will moderate a panel at the American University Social Media Club's Social Learning Summit.
Billed as "DC's only student-run social media conference," the two-day conference features "industry-focused panel discussions & keynotes designed to explore the unique impact of social media."
Panelists and keynote speakers include leaders from such notable companies as Buzzfeed, Twitter, Tumblr, Mashable, Uber, and IBM.
The panel Linnekin will moderate, You Are What You Tweet, will take the form of a lively Q&A. It features an all-star cast of panelists.
What: You Are What You Tweet (food and social media)
Who: Danny Harris, founder, Feastly; Che Ruddell-Tabisola, owner, BBQ Bus, former President, DC Food Truck Association; Alejandra Owens, food blogger, Frijolita; Brett Schulman, CEO, Cava Mezze Grill; Baylen Linnekin, Keep Food Legal (moderator)
Where: School of International Service, Room #120 | American University Main Campus
When: Saturday, Apr. 13, 2:30pm–3:15pm
For those of you in Washington, DC who would like to attend the two-day conference (which begins on Friday), including the food and social media panel, please buy tickets here. Those of you who cannot attend may follow all the action using the Twitter hashtags #SLS13 or #SLSNOMS.
Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin will present his research in the area of food safety on Friday, Jan. 21 as part of the Northeastern University Law Journal symposium, “From Seed to Stomach: Food and Agricultural Law.” Linnekin will sit on a food-safety panel and present his draft article, The Food-Safety Fallacy: Why More Regulations Don’t Make for Safer Food. Click here to learn more about the symposium.