The 2009 Kellogg Food and Society Gathering for Good Food began 45 minutes ago here in San Jose. Two and a half days of conversation is now underway. The gathering will feature a nearly full day in Open Space tomorrow and a participatory half day of closing. Today is the kick off – speakers and presenters and so on.
Last year we tried to awaken to social networking spirit when we were in Phoenix, but the hotel wanted $10,000 a day for universal wireless (Sheraton Wild Horse Canyon, in case you wanted to know) and so it wasn’t possible. This year, the Fairmont San Jose has realized that providing wireless means people can talk live about how great your hotel is. So we have wireless and lots of folks are twittering and blogging and flickring and facebooking. So if you would like to follow along with the collective live blog stream, you can do so through the conference website or by following the twitter feed directly which is acting as the defacto collective live blogging platform.