Participate in Terra Madre 2016

Crowd at Salone del Gusto 2014

More than 250,000 people will visit this gathering of food communities to taste and experience good, clean and fair food for all. The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto experience is free and open to the public.

Delegate Information

The delegation from the USA is over 300 people strong and represents a broad diversity of people committed to ”Loving the Earth” and changing the food system for the better.

If you're a delegate, read on for more info on how to participate…

Delegates are expected to proactively participate in the event by attending the Slow Food USA National Meeting on Thursday, September 22 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the "Sala Gialla" in Torino Esposizioni in Valentino, signing up for a shift at a booth, taking part in forums, and forging connections with delegates from other parts of the world.

Volunteer and Share your Story
Support the Slow Food USA and Slow Food Turtle Island booths while sharing your own story.
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2016 Delegate Handbook and FAQ
The go to guide for Delegates.

Watch this recording of our delegate prep webinar to get oriented and prepared for your trip. Or read the notes.

The Delegation
A full list of delegates sorted by state.

Terra Madre Forums
Spaces for delegate debate on a wide range of topics relating to the world of food as we work together to find potential solutions.

Event Venue Map
View a map of the event venues throughout Turin where programming will take place.

Visitor Information

This year Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is reinvented, and invites all peoples from all parts of the world to join the gathering. There will be no entry cost, many free educational opportunities, and all ticketed events are available to anyone for purchase.

Plan your trip...

Terra Madre Steps Outside
Get the lowdown on the new look.

Event Schedule
Dinners, discussions... and more.

General Information

Baby Friendly Event
Slow Food for every age!

Business Area
Good food is good business.

Traveling to Turin

Whether you come to the event as a delegate or a visitor, there is much to enjoy in the elegant city of Turin.


Hotel Bookings
Explore Turin's unique and cozy accommodations.

Arriving in Turin
Helpful information for a smooth arrival in Turin.

Getting Around Turin
How to navigate Turin like a true local.

What to Eat
We guarantee you won't go hungry at this event, but if you want to explore the city’s exquisite food on your own, here are a few pro tips.

What to See
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Turin is worth exploring. Some of these venues will host elements of this event, while others justify an excursion.

Who Can Help
The official hospitality service for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 is provided by the Ventana Group. Write to terramadresalonedelgusto2016@ventanagroup.itto request advice and assistance arranging: air travel, ground transport, rental cars, hotels, group bookings, and tours before or after the event.

Do you have travel tips and hot spots for people who are attending Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016? Send us an email and we'll consider adding them to our listings.

Exhibitor Inquiries

If you are interested in renting space to exhibit your business or organization at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, send your inquiry to Elisa Demichelis and Simona Piasentin at Slow Food Promozione

Get the latest event updates at the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Facebook page.

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