Slow Meat 2015

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June 4-6 in Denver, Colorado.

211 delegates eager to turn the herd away from the tyranny of cheap meat attended the 2015 symposium. Representatives hailed from 14 different countries around the world and 33 states within the United States. Slow Meat brought together producers, butchers, thought leaders, and eaters of every ethos to address the conundrum of industrial animal husbandry and to celebrate its alternatives. Although the event has ended, the search for good, clean, and fair meat has not. Keep up with the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #SlowMeat.

Slow Meat 2015 - audience at Symposium
June 4-5: The Symposium

Change makers came together.

A diverse delegation convened to examine the state of meat and look for solutions to the industrial system at an event that was part conversation, part celebration.

"It was one of the best conferences that I have ever attended.
So many international people to meet and I really liked the open
dialogue that went on. People could disagree and it was just fine."
-Kelli Hepler, Colorado Agritourism Association

Check out what happened the year before at Slow Meat 2014.

Slow Meat 2015 - navajo nation at the fair
June 6: The Fair

Slow Meat in action!

A day where people were able to discover Slow Meat, connect with each other, and taste deliciousness. We invited the public to join the experience by attending lectures and workshops on good, clean, and fair food.

"We were at #SlowMeat #Denver this weekend and the Terra
Madre chefs were deliciously impressive. From #Navajo Nation to
Deep South traditions and everywhere in between, these chefs
showed us beautiful specialty dishes"

Event Schedule

Look back at the 2015 Slow Meat schedule here. for additional information on its details and logistics. Please send questions, concerns or comments on the event to

Meet Slow Meat


Edie Mukiibi

Nicolette Niman

Gary Nabhan

Adam Danforth

Caroline McCann

Craig Watts

Kate Kavanaugh

Woody Tasch

See the full list of delegates...

Steering Committee

Carrie Balkcom, American Grassfed Association

Jeannette Beranger, The Livestock Conservancy

Sara Brito, Chefs Collaborative

Drew Calvert, Niman Ranch

Michael Dimock, Roots of Change

Jacopo Ghione, Slow Food International

Sara Grady, Glynwood

Bronwen Hana-Korpi, Bel Campo Meats

Will Harris, White Oak Pastures

Gabe Krenza, Natural Resource Defense Council

Josiah Lockhart, Lockhart Family Farms

Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition/ Coalición Rural

Matthew Raiford, Slow Food USA

Alfonso Rocha Robles, Slow Food Mexico and Central America

Here's a glimpse of Slow Meat 2014; and the campaign for better meat less.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Sponsor - grace comms
Sponsor - 11th hour
Sponsor - TOMKAT
Sponsor - barnraiser
Sponsor - charc week
Sponsor - chelsea green
Sponsor - Colorado
Colorado, The State of Craft Beer
Sponsor - FarmAid
Sponsor - Heritage food
Sponsor - Heritage radio
Niman Ranch
Sponsor - WHole Foods