About this event:
The Evening with Innovators hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association recognizes current and future innovation and innovators. The goal of the evening is to inspire future innovators, provide a platform for networking and raise funds to support DAAHA. The evening begins with a social hour at 6:30 providing networking opportunities, a silent auction, heavy appetizers and a cash bar.
Three inspirational speakers focus on the event’s theme of sharing today’s and tomorrow’s innovations in food systems. Natalie Shmulik is the CEO of The Hatchery-Chicago, a food business incubator aiding in the launching and growth of successful food businesses. Dr. Kimberlee Kidwell is a Dean at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Scott Shearer is the chair of the Ohio State University Department of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering. Local innovators will join the speakers for a fireside panel discussion on food systems.