On May 26-28, 2016, Detroit will be hosting a three-day, international, interdisciplinary conference on the topic of insects as food and feed. This will be the first conference dedicated solely to edible insects to be held in the U.S.!
Read our press release here
What can you expect?
Each day we will have a range of talks from experts from anthropology, entomology, food science and nutrition, businesses and nonprofits, and many more. As pioneers in this movement, we are each responsible to portray the benefits, realities, struggles, and potential of insects as food the best we can to our peers. It is the goal of the conference to provide everyone, whether experts or novices, with a better understanding of the culture of insects as food so that we can each go forward and inspire change.
Will you get to try some insects?
Absolutely! The majority of the day will be dedicated to talking and thinking about insects as food, but there will be opportunity to eat, too! The evening of Friday May 27th is going to be our big expo event where different insect-food vendors will be featuring their products and offering samples. Watch the events page for more details on this and other events.
For media/press interested in covering the event, please contact Shawn Wright:
email@example.com or 313-577-4562
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Julie, the conference organizer, using the contact page.