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The Future of Food Security

March 28, 2017
6:00-8:00pm CST
IIT Institute of Design
565 West Adams Street 7th floor
Chicago, IL 60661

The Future of Food Security forum will focus on the issue of food insecurity among senior citizens in the United States. Experts from design and food industries will discuss operational, social, and nutritional contexts regarding  food sources for senior citizens, and together re-envision current models of delivering food security.


Maura Shea

Maura Shea is VP of Innovation at Feeding America, the national hunger relief network of food banks in the US. Before Feeding America, Maura led innovation at the YMCA of the USA, redesigning many of the core programs offered at Y’s across the country as well as developing a new offering that has scaled to over 350 local Y’s. Maura spent nearly ten years at IDEO after graduating from the Institute of Design with a M. Des in Design Research.

Carlos Teixeira 

Carlos Teixeira is an associate professor with research interests in the areas of design strategy, open innovation, and sustainable solutions. He teaches graduate courses and advises doctoral students on the strategic use of design capabilities in complex spaces of innovation.