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Chefs Taste Challenge

Public Meeting Regarding Union Contract

Notice of public meeting to receive comments on the proposed collective bargaining agreement between the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Craft Maintenance Council and New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Suite D from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement for Public Review

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Temple Grandin to Give Keynote Address at Farm to Table International Conference in New Orleans

Dr. Temple Grandin will deliver the keynote address at the Farm to Table International Conference on Sunday, August 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also invented the “hug box,” a device to calm those on the autism spectrum.

Grandin is a prominent and widely cited proponent for animal welfare. She has lectured widely about her first-hand experiences of the anxiety of feeling threatened by everything in her surroundings, and of being dismissed and feared, which motivates her work in humane livestock handling processes. She studied the behavior of cattle, how they react to ranchers, movements, objects and light. Grandin then designed adapted curved corrals, intended to reduce stress, panic and injury in animals being led to slaughter.

She is the focus of a semi-biographical HBO film, entitled Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes as Grandin. The movie was released in 2010, was nominated for 15 Emmys, and received five awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Best Actress in a Drama. At the 2011 Golden Globes, Claire Danes won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Even though she was considered “weird“ in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognized her interests and abilities. Dr. Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States, consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Swift, and others.

She has described her hypersensitivity to noise and other sensory stimuli. She claims she is a primarily visual thinker and has said that words are her second language. Temple attributes her success as a humane livestock facility designer to her ability to recall detail, which is a characteristic of her visual memory. Grandin compares her memory to full-length movies in her head, that may be replayed at will, allowing her to notice small details. She also is able to view her memories using slightly different contexts by changing the positions of the lighting and shadows.

Her insight into the minds of cattle has taught her to value the changes in details to which animals are particularly sensitive and to use her visualization skills to design thoughtful and humane animal-handling equipment. She was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in 2009.

In 2012, when the American beef industry was struggling with public perception of its use and sale of pink slime, Grandin spoke out in support of the food product. She said, “It should be on the market. It should be labeled. We should not be throwing away that much beef.”

Dr. Grandin’s current bestselling book on autism is The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s. She also authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make us Human, Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labeled Autistic and produced several DVDs.

 

Farm to Table International Conference – Saturday, August 8 to Monday, August 10

The 3rd Annual Farm to Table International Conference is scheduled for August 8-10, 2015, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. F2Ti features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally.

This year’s theme, “A Feast for the Senses,” spotlights the sensual aspects of food and drink at every stage of the agricultural-culinary cycle. Topics will include, but are not limited to, best practices in urban farming, bringing products to market, sourcing locally, enhancing sustainability, and the latest trends and developments in the industry, including food science, security, and safety.

The program will feature panels on best practices in the following educational tracks:

•    Crop to Cup (Brewing, Distilling, Vinting, plus non-alcoholic beverages)
•    Farming and Production
•    Food and Beverage Journalism and Media
•    Farm to School
•    Food Innovation (Science, Technology, Trends, etc.)

 

The three-day program will also feature keynote speakers of national and international standing, Chef Demos and “Knowledge Center” presentations, as well as numerous opportunities for networking.

The event will take place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s 62nd Annual Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, an event featuring related exhibits and attracting food and beverage professionals from across the country.

For information on exhibiting, please contact Trade Show Director Katie Calabrese at 504-582-3072 or info@f2t-int.com.

Farm to Table Website and Social Media Links:

Website: f2t-int.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FarmToTableInternationalSymposium
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Farm2Table_Int
Hashtag: #F2TI15

 

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Temple Grandin

Cheer America Championships

2015 ASHP – Midyear Clinical Meeting

International Workboat Show

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The popular international Collision Conference is proud to announce the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as their new host for their upcoming 2016 conference.

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