How to Organize an Impactful Panel or Program


The memory of certain panels or presentations lasts long after an event is over, usually because of a strongly framed idea and thanks to speakers who are both meaningful and impactful. In this recording, you’ll hear how to define the scope of a session, how to select the right speakers, how to prepare yourself and your presenters, how to give a powerful presentation or moderate a substantial panel, how to maximize your audience’s takeaways, and countless other tips that Anne E. McBride has acquired in more than a decade of organizing, moderating, and presenting culinary programs.

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Anne E. McBride is a content provider, whether it is through writing, organizing conferences, or teaching. She holds a PhD in food studies from New York University and researches the changing role of the chef in the 21st century. Anne covers chefs and restaurants, global culinary events, and pastry for both consumer and academic audiences and is the co-author of six books, including Les Petits Macarons, Payard Cookies, and Culinary Careers. She has been developing, running, and presenting at culinary events for more than a decade, including as program director for the Worlds of Flavor® International Conference & Festival at The Culinary Institute of America and as director of the Experimental Cuisine Collective at NYU, where she regularly teaches. A native of Switzerland, Anne sits on the board of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and on the James Beard Foundation Awards Committee.





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