Some of the Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at on May 21

Some of the Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at on May 21 is back again this year, but it returns as an interactive media event that meets silent disco.

On Monday, May 21 in Chicago, will feature ioTalks, live podcast filmings, executive interviews, chef profiles, bartender demos and the Mix-off Challenge– all of which you don’t want to miss.

The food industry continues to evolve as new technology, food and beverage trends change the consumer landscape for foodservice. 

At, we are bringing together the restaurant industry’s best innovators for the ultimate Think Tank.

With multiple sessions being filmed at once, guests will be able to move around the venue and be a part of the immersive event as the live audience. With a pair of headphones (the ones used at silent discos,) guests will tune into whatever session they want to listen to.

It's safe to say, it will be unlike any other industry event you have ever been to.

Every year, there a new challenges that operators and foodservice professionals face. With that in mind, we are introducing fresh new topics and sessions to the IO agenda.

There will be ioTalks, a panel discussion with three guests and a host; podcast filmings featuring two guests and a host; one-on-one interviews with brand executives, innovators, chefs, and more; and bar demos.

Let's take a closer look at some of the topics that will be explored at

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NRA Show 2014: NRA Foodable Media Stage Sessions Announced!

We are excited to announce that Foodable will be filming LIVE on the NRA Foodable Media Stage [Booth #6600] at the 2014 NRA Show in Chicago this year! Located in the North Hall of McCormick Place, the Media Stage will feature interviews with industry executives, restaurant consultants, and top leaders in the biz. NRA Show attendees will get the chance to watch Foodable WebTV Network shows — favorites like “Turn & Burn,” “On foodable,” “Fast Casual Trends TV,” “Rock My Restaurant,” and “Dish In Dish Out” filmed live on stage.

Bonus: We will be hosting a series of NRA Special Reports on the Media Stage throughout the show, as well!

Check out the full Media Stage schedule below. And if you’re at the NRA Show, make sure to stop by and say hi to our hosts at Booth #6600!

Foodable NRA Media Stage Schedule

Time (CST) Saturday, May 17th Sunday, May 18th Monday, May 19th Tuesday, May 20th
9:30-10 a.m. On foodable: Executive Insights Series with Rob Grimes (ConStrata Technology Consulting) Rock My Restaurant Product Review Series with PayPal   NRA Special Report Series: ServSafe with William Weichelt and David Crownover
10-10:30 a.m. Turn & Burn: Tech Series with Chris Dancy ("The Most Connected Man on the Planet") Rock My Restaurant Turn & Burn with Nosh List  
10:30-11 a.m. Turn & Burn: Tech Series with Skip Cass (LRS)   Turn & Burn with Samsung  
11-11:30 a.m. Fast Casual Trends: Executive Insights with Doug Reifschneider (Firehouse Subs)   On foodable: Executive Insights Series with Marla Topliff (Rosati's Pizza) and Geoff Goodman (CiCi's Pizza)  
11:30-noon   On foodable: Executive Insights Series with Chef John Metz Jr.   Fast Casual Trends: Executive Insights with Geoff Alexander
12-12:30 p.m.       Dish In Dish Out Product Review Series: Gluten-Free & Celiac Awareness
12:30-1 p.m. NRA Special Report Series: Manage My Restaurant with Julia Kanouse (NRA) NRA Special Report Series: ProStart with Ashley Mills and Rob Gifford On foodable Roundtable: Foodable Folks Wrap Up NRA 2014  
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.        
1:30-2 p.m. Rock My Restaurant Product Review Series: Digital Menu Systems with Lyle Bunn   NRA Special Report Series: Health Care HQ with Randy Spicer, Don Fox and James Balda  
2-2:30 p.m.   Turn & Burn: Crowdfunding with Jonathan Maze    
2:30-3 p.m.   Turn & Burn with Joe Sorge (Hospitality Democracy)    
3-3:30 p.m.   On foodable: Exexutive Insights Series with Nick Sarillo & Rudy Miick Rock My Restaurant Product Review Series with Fisher-Nickel  
3:30-4 p.m.     Dish In Dish Out with Barton Seaver