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. The application will be open until mid June.

For media inquiries, contact Lori Lefevre at [email protected] or 914-630-0961.
View media coverage from Slow Food Nations ’17.


Slow Food Leaders


Expected Attendees

Intro to Slow Food Nations


Slow Food Nations will return to Denver, CO this July as the three-day festival of flavor, culture, and exploration. From the Taste Marketplace and outdoor street cafe to workshops and engaging family fun, the event will take over Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Kicking off with an opening party featuring the best of Colorado, the weekend activities invite eaters to connect with farmers, artisans, and chefs.

The theme for the 2018 festival is “Food for Change,” and select talks and special events will focus on food as a cause, victim, and delicious solution to climate change. This event was created to bring a taste of Italy’s wildly popular Terra Madre Salone del Gusto to the United States.


20,000 people will experience the event over the course of the weekend— a mix of Slow Food leaders from around North America, small-scale producers, high-profile leaders from the food movement, and the general public.


July 13-15, 2018


Larimer Square and Other Locations in Downtown Denver, Colorado


Free for general admission and select talks; ticketed for workshops and other events. Tickets are available starting in mid-April.


  • Zero Waste Dinner: Chefs will serve up a family style meal using food waste captured at the festival. Tickets will be available for the public.
  • Taste Marketplace: 100 exhibitors of good, clean and fair food will be featured in the tasting area to tell their stories, offer samples and sell their products. This will feature food and libations locally sourced from throughout Colorado.
  • Local breweries, craft distilleries, and wineries will feature tastes of slow beverages.
  • Instructional workshops, talks, and guided dinners.
  • Thematic summits that focus on food as cause, victim and solution of climate change. They include animal agriculture, grassroots leadership, natural disasters, food waste, chefs and biodiversity.

Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, including over 150 chapters across the United States. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.

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 2018, 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.