Crafting Connection

By Cate Croft / Categories: / September 21, 2016

TEDxMileHigh teamed up with Krista Roberts, Director of Slow Food Denver and Amy Quinn, author of A Table in Time, to host an Adventure to share how to slow down and connect over food and meaningful conversation.

Adventurers shared food and drink from Colorado producers and companies that partner with Slow Food Denver while Amy Quinn led the group through a coursed dinner, with coursed conversation prompts. Adventurers shared their memories of food traditions their family’s carry and who that has framed their experiences with food and community.

In a culture and time of go-go-go, Krista and Amy are both committed to slowing down, understanding and connecting with the people and places their food comes from, making time to be present with friends and family and creating a space for connection.




About our hosts

Slow Food Denver – Slow Food Denver brings together a diverse group of food enthusiasts with a dedication to preserving food traditions and heritage, supporting local food producers and purveyors, promoting sustainable agriculture, influencing food policy, protecting biodiversity, and educating members, school children and the greater community about the pleasures of growing and eating food. You can join or host a Dine Around Dinner, similar to our Adventure for a taste of what you missed!

A Table in Time – Amy Quinn brings conversation back to the forefront, promoting the lost art of listening to each other and sharing ourselves over the table during a meal. Check out her book or connect with her at








A special thanks to all those who helped make this Adventure possible!

RiNo Yacht Club, Cooking for Prosperity, The Sophisticate’s Tea, Backyard Soda Company, Bottle Shop 33, Jennifer Ols0n Photography, Comida at The Source, Leffler Family Farms, The Source


Photos by Kate Salley Photography.

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What is an Adventure?

Adventures are designed to deepen connections in the local TEDxMileHigh community and put ideas into action.


Adventures are an invitation to unparalleled, behind-the-scenes access to the people and places that make the Greater Denver area so dynamic. They extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond a single-day conference format, and offer a platform for the community to interface with speakers and innovators throughout the year.


TEDxMileHigh is committed to offering accessible experiences and cultivating a diverse, multi-generational audience by offering free admission to our Adventures.


Adventure organizers and participants go deeper into the concepts introduced through our talks, providing up-close-and-personal contact with speakers and ideas, in a format that encourages discussion and learning.


TEDxMileHigh Adventures are designed to happen any time of the week, at any time of the day, at interesting venues around the Mile High region. They are cutting-edge, interactive, community-building, highly intimate events that deliver an alternate format to accelerating and advancing big ideas. Adventures will always have less than 25 people, and will be curated and executed by a professional team of TEDxMileHigh volunteers.

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