Terra Madre

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto was first held in 1996 and is one of the world’s most important events dedicated to artisan and small-scale food and wine producers, as well as a forum of exchange for producers and consumers from around the world. The last edition in 2016 attracted seven thousand delegates from 143 countries, 300 Slow Food Presidia and 1000 food communities of the Terra Madre network from five continents, along with hundreds of thousands public visitors. In 2018, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will take place from September 20-24 in Turin, Italy.

See You in Turin for Terra Madre 2018

We have about 275 delegates going from the USA, and we're excited to see you Turin. Below are few resources to help you meet other delegates and prepare for this incredible culinary and cultural experience.

Please join the Terra Madre 2018 Delegates Facebook group. Take a minute to introduce yourself, then connect with others. If you have questions, this is a great place to ask them.

Registration for USA delegates:
Location: The Oval (Address: Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco, 70, 10126 Torino TO)

  • DESK 25: USA (delegates A-G) + Canada
  • DESK 26: USA (delegates H-P)
  • DESK 27: USA (delegates Q-Z)

  • Hours: Wednesday (9/19): 8:30am-9:30pm, Thursday (9/20): 8:00am-9pm, Friday (9/21) - Sunday (9/23): 10am-9pm.

    We're hosting a town hall call on Wednesday, August 29 at 4pm EST, to talk about the Terra Madre delegate experience and answer any questions you may have about the event. Join from your computer here or call (872) 240-3212 with access code 557-487-821. If you can't make the call, a recording will be posted in the Facebook group. We hope you can join!

    As you're planning your days, please keep Thursday, Sept 20 from 1-3pm open for the Slow Food USA National Meeting. We'll be in Sala Azzurra (Italian for Sky Blue) in the Lingotto. Don’t forget to bring cherished food from your bioregion for the Food Swap. Program agenda forthcoming.

    If you're purchasing tickets to special events, use member code US100001 for a discount.

    Sponsored Delegates: Accommodation, meals and ground transportation underwritten by Slow Food.

    Self-Registered Delegates:Accommodation, meals and ground transportation underwritten by you. A reminder that self-registered delegates must purchase an entrance ticket to gain access to the Lingotto Exhibition Center.Daily and 5-day passes are available here.

    Delegate Handbook: Under construction
    Other useful materials:Lingotto/Oval simplified map for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

    Delegate Scholarships

    As Slow Food USA, we encourage Americans to attend the event, and have 195 delegate scholarships available from Slow Food International. The scholarships will cover accommodation, meals and ground transportation (NOT air travel). These scholarship applications are now closed.

    For any questions, please email Elisa Demichelis.

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