The world's most conflicted omnivore, author/journalist/anti-agribusiness activist Michael Pollan, is coming to PDX this April to deliver the keynote address at the University of Portland's "Food for Thought" conference, and since all this food-awareness stuff is so totally Portlandia, we thought we'd give you the head's up now: General admission tickets to the Pollan lecture ($20) go on sale to the general public tomorrow (Feb. 1) on Ticketmaster, while students of any college or university are entitled to free tickets by registering at the Food for Thought website.
Pollan, who was named to last year's TIME 100 "Most Influential" list, will surely wax poetic about his bestselling tomes (including In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma) during the April 14-16 conference, and guests are encouraged to attend (free!) daily seminars featuring speakers both local (Friends of Family Farms in Oregon) and national (the Department of Agriculture).
And confidential to only our favorite readers: Eater PDX has a five pairs of Michael Pollan tickets to give away to lucky eaters, and the contest to win 'em starts next week. Start sucking up now.
· Food for Thought [Official site]
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