This years program includes industry leaders and renowned speakers who will ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. The program provides a variety of formats from keynotes to workshops and lively discussion.
Exciting Announcement: Keynote Speaker
Mike Lee, Founder of Studio Industries & the Future Market
Mike Lee is the founder of Studio Industries, a food product design & innovation studio, and founder of the Future Market, a futurist food lab that explores what our food system could look like in the year 2065 through pop-up experiences and conceptual product prototypes.
Mike’s experience in food design & innovation has covered a wide range over the past 10 years. Prior to Studio Industries & The Future Market, Mike led product development initiatives on the Innovation & New Ventures team at Chobani. At Chobani, Mike focused on building out the Greek Yogurt maker’s savory product platform and drove the product design process from research, insights and ideation, to food, flavor and packaging development, and then finally to business planning and production.
Mike also founded the Studiofeast underground supperclub, a sister organization to Studio Industries. Studiofeast creates unique dining experiences that use food as a medium to design experiences that range from the artful, to the educational, to the hedonistic.
Mike is a frequent and influential speaker on food innovation and has been featured in numerous publications and conferences such as SXSW, Seeds & Chips, EXPO 2015 Milano, Fancy Food Show, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCo Exist, CNBC, Edible Brooklyn, Food Navigator, and more.
Mike is a Detroit native and was trained in Business at the University of Michigan and Design at the Parsons School of Design. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY.