Media & News

Thank you for your interest in Slow Food Nations. Press passes are reserved for approved media staff who cover food, environment, sustainability and/or agriculture on a regular basis. You can apply for a press pass here; detailed policies are below.

For media inquiries: Emily Smith of Fresh Ideas Group or Anna Mulé of Slow Food USA.




Expected Attendees


  • Dates: July 14-16, 2017
  • Location: Downtown Denver, Colorado
  • Venues: Larimer Square, Union Station, and more
  • Cost: Free for general admission and select talks; ticketed for workshops and other events
  • Formats: Free experiences, workshops, talks, parties and meals, and a delegate summit
  • Participants: Alice Waters, Ron Finley, Simran Sethi, Jack Johnson, Hosea Rosenberg, Elon Shaya, and more. See full lineup.


    • A Biodelicious Future: Preserve our global biodiversity.
    • All About Kids: Play with your food as a family.
    • Flavors of the World: Taste and explore the global Slow Food movement.
    • The Joys of Slow Food: Eat, drink and party in support of Slow Food.
    • Justice is Served: Bringing policy and fairness for all into focus.
    • Snout to Tail: Explore the pasture of better meat, less.
    • Something Fishy: Dive into the world of sustainable seafood.
    • Unlikely Allies: Build bridges to unite eaters across borders and disciplines.

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Festival Updates and Press Releases

Slow Food USA launches Slow Food Nations

A festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all. DENVER, Colo. — April 11, 2017 — Slow Food USA proudly announces Slow Food Nations in Denver, Colorado from July 14-16, 2017. Inspired by Slow Food International’s biennial Terra Madre...

February National Call

Do you want to know more about our exciting new festival and how you can take part? Would you like a preview of the programming and to learn more about who will be there? Listen in as Krista Roberts walks us through the festival....

January leader call

Current updates about Slow Food Nations (Denver, CO, July 14-16) with Krista Roberts, Slow Food Nations Event Director.

Press Pass Policy

Press passes are reserved for well-qualified editorial staff from approved media outlets. To qualify for a complimentary press page for Slow Food Nations 2017, you must cover food, environment, sustainability and/or agriculture on a regular basis by publishing articles or writing regular reports or blog posts. Private consultants who are paid by an individual company are not eligible for a press pass.

To apply, you’ll need to upload a business card with your name, media outlet and title; plus the following:

  • Traditional Print Media: A sample of two articles, published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship, and is within the realm of the food, agriculture, sustainability or environment. OR, a copy of publication masthead including your name. Links or PDFs are acceptable to submit for verification.
  • TV/Radio: A link to your show or segments and a screen shot of your station’s issued press credentials.
  • Freelance: A letter of assignment, on outlet’s letterhead.
  • Social Media Influencers/Bloggers: A link to your blog or social feed from the past six months that is within the food, agriculture, sustainability, environment or healthy living space. You must have 5,000 followers on Twitter OR 2,000 likes on Facebook OR 1,000 followers on Pinterest/Instagram/Blog.
  • Correspondent: If you have less “likes, followers, or friends” than stated above, but want to cover the show as Media, you may qualify as a “Correspondent.”

Accepted Titles for Press Badges: Editor, Photographer, Reporter, Writer, Anchor, Broadcast Producer, Camera Operator (will be registered as “Press Crew”), Host, Reporter, Sound Engineer (will be registered as “Press Crew”), Program Director, Blogger, Assistant Production titles.

Accepted Titles for Correspondent Badges: Publisher, Account Executive, Administrative Assistant, Associate Publisher, Blogger, CEO, Marketing titles, Public Relations titles, President, Sales titles, Vice President.

Children 15 years and younger are required to have a Children’s Badge and must be under adult supervision at all times.

Slow Food International and Slow Food USA reserve the right to refuse media badges, without cause, during pre-registration as well as onsite media registration. Due to high demand, media badges are limited in number.

Photo & Video Policy

Qualified press who wishes to photograph or film at the show is required to check in at the Press Room on-site to sign a waiver and receive authorization. Photographers and videographers are required to obtain permission before filming any exhibitor’s booth and must refrain from filming those who do not grant permission.

Photographers and videographers are required to ask permission before filming and must refrain from filming those who do not grant permission.

Qualified press who have obtained press passes and are photographing and/or filming at the event may not, under any circumstances, solicit payment from exhibitors for service. Those who are found to be soliciting payment will have their press passes immediately revoked, and may be banned from future events.

Private consultants who are paid by an individual company are not eligible for a press badge. Exhibitors and private consultants are permitted to photograph and videotape their own company presence only.

Attendee indemnifies and holds harmless Slow Food International and Slow Food USA., their respective parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, with respect to any claims from any third party claims whatsoever arising from Attendee’s media activities under this waiver.

No other photography or videography is permitted. We reserve the right to refuse entrance to any photographer/videographer.