How do we eat for both pleasure and planet?
August 16-17, 2021

News about the symposium

We are happy to announce that we have now designed a format for Creative Tastebuds 2021 that will ensure flexibility and robustness with regards to the changing and challenging Covid-19 situation. Because of continued restrictions in Denmark in the beginning of 2021, we have chosen to move the symposium to August 16-17, 2021. 

We have developed a hybrid symposium, where we will be able to keep the connectedness and intimacy that we value as an important and necessary part of the Creative Tastebuds.

This means that the symposium will be run as both a physical and an online event, where both participants, mediators, and speakers will be joined in different rooms of both physical and virtual spaces. We will make sure of creating an experience that includes a well-organized co-participation with other physically and virtually present participants and speakers. All events on site - including sessions, innovation showcases and the spectacular symposium dinner - will be carried out in compliance with the restrictions and recommendations posed by the Danish authorities. 

The new venue of Creative Tastebuds 2021 is Maltfabrikken in Ebeltoft, Denmark. We are very excited to welcome you at this innovative, creative and beautiful institution. 

Creative Tastebuds 2021 is now open for registration and call for contribution!
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact our symposium secretary, Nanna

We look forward to welcoming you all at Maltfabrikken in August - whether it be virtually or in real life. 

Best regards,
The organizing team 

Art, science, innovation and gastronomy meet in an interdisciplinary symposium

In a time of climate crisis and increasing global inequality afflicted by hunger and obesity, we are urged to downsize individual pleasures for the sake of our common future on earth.

How can we use our sense of taste to make new and better choices? And can we rely on taste to guide us well?

Read more about the concept for CT2021

"A triumph! A totally RETHINK project. Stimulating, thought provoking and subject enlarging. I hope Tastebuds might convert to an annual conference in which we see all matters of food taste, from science to aesthetics, and in between, on the menu and generating in the next generation of makers, thinkers and researchers, the desire to go deeper into food knowledge to improve our relationship to healthy, sustainable and good eating."

Juliana Engberg, programme director, European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017