Food Republic and its parent company, Zero Point Zero Production, are headed to this year’s South by Southwest conference! Between eating all the tacos and barbecue Austin, Texas has to offer, we’ll be heading panels about food waste, food in film and television and beer. We’re also excited about the growing number of food-related panels this year, which include discussions on the rise of plant-based diets, technology in the wine industry, the science of barbecue, how communities can be empowered by better nutrition, cooking with cannabis, the future of food delivery and much, much more. Check out the details on our panels below and register for tickets here. We’ll see you there!

Influencing Food Culture and Policy Through Film and TV, Monday, March 12, 5-6 p.m.

ZPZ’s co-founder and chief creative officer, Lydia Tenaglia, will be joined by restaurant critic Matthew Odam to discuss how movies and shows are changing the way we speak about, consume and cook food. Chefs Tyson Cole and Matt Moran will also join the panel. Cole is the man behind Uchi in Austin, and will offer his experience in how cuisines like Japanese got so popular in Texas. Moran runs the kitchens of nine restaurants in Australia. Tenaglia also directed Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, a documentary that looks into the mind of America’s first celebrity chef.

Re-Imagining How America Can Reduce Food Waste, Tuesday, March 13, 5-6 p.m.

Anna Chai, co-director of WASTED!, a feature-length documentary about the enormous amount of food that goes to waste all over the world, joins chef and cookbook author Marco Canora, co-founder of Food Tank Danielle Nierenberg and vice president of the James Beard Foundation Kris Moon in discussion about how to end the epidemic.

Mesopotamia To Millennials: Beer and Food Connection, Wednesday, March 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FR editorial director and ZPZ’s vice president of editorial, Richard Martin, will talk all about beer with editorial director of the James Beard Foundation Alison Tozzi Liu, founder of The Brewer’s Table Jake Maddux and writer and deputy director of Texas Craft Brewers Guild Caroline Wallace. The panel discussion will cover everything between beer’s beginnings and today’s craft obsession.