Tickets for Nobel Conference Now On Sale

Posted on March 26th, 2010 by

Tickets for the 46th annual Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College are now on sale. The 2010 Nobel Conference is titled Making Food Good and is scheduled for Oct. 5-6.

Tickets may be purchased by going online to or over the phone by calling the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520. Ticket prices are $60 for individual non-reserved seating and $100 for individual reserved main floor seating. High school and college student delegation rates are $40 for a block of 10 tickets. Tickets may also be purchased for the Nobel Conference Banquet ($30), which will take place the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 6. Tickets are non-refundable after purchase.

For more than four decades, Gustavus has organized and hosted the two-day Nobel Conference, that draws about 6,000 people to the college campus in St. Peter, Minn., and links a general audience with the world’s foremost scholars and researchers in discussion centered on contemporary issues relating to the natural and social sciences.

The 2010 Nobel Conference will consider a wide array of food issues from human health to the health of planetary ecosystems; from nutraceuticals to culturally appropriate foods; from community gardening to fuel crops; and from genetic modification to food security.

“What makes food good? Because of its flexibility, the question enables us to consider the most pressing food concerns and controversies of our day – concerns that often seem to come into direct conflict in the lives of individual eaters,” conference chair Lisa Heldke said. “Are we in the middle of an obesity epidemic? Why do food insecurity, hunger, and starvation persist? Is “eat local” really the way to transform our agricultural system? How safe is our food supply? What’s a nutraceutical, and is it replacing food in our lives?”

The following seven individuals are the presenters for the 2010 Nobel Conference:

  • Bina Agarwal, Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Economic Growth at the University of Delhi, India
  • Linda Bartoshuk, Presidential Endowed Professor of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Cary Fowler, Executive Director of Global Crop Diversity Trust in Rome, Italy
  • Jeffrey Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and HHMI Investigator at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Director of the Starr Center for Human Genetics at The Rockefeller University in New York
  • Frances Moore Lappe, co-founder of the Small Planet Institute in Cambridge, Mass.
  • Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Paul Thompson, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

More information about the Nobel Conference, including complete biographies for the seven speakers, historical information about the conference, and archived webcasts of past conferences is available online at


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