TEDx Buffalo, an eclectic "conference about ideas" running today at Canisius College's Montante Center, includes Ethan Cox, a community beer activist, and Patrick Lango, whose White Cow Dairy makes artisanal yogurt and dairy products that are sold primarily in Manhattan and Buffalo.
Cox cofounded Community Beer Works, which wants help to return beer culture to Buffalo, and have a lot more beer made around here, employing a lot more people. (He spoke at 9 a.m.)
Lango is an evangelist for small-scale dairy operations. (He's scheduled to speak at 11 a.m.) One tiny batch at a time, Lango's White Cow Dairy products have gotten the attention of Manhattan and Buffalo consumers, and won critical notice from the New York Times, Bon Appetit and Saveur magazines, and other press.
There's lots of folks talking about other interesting things, too. It's streaming live on the Internet today, and people are gathering to watch it at satellite locations. But you can watch parts whenever you like after it happens at the TEDx site.
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