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Saturday, November 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The first survey of North American fine/craft chocolate makers: research needs and research teams

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At the Northwest Chocolate Makers Unconference in 2016, a session focused on identifying some of the ways that academics and chocolate makers might work together. In this presentation we show the results of the first survey of North American fine/craft chocolate makers, which focused on the research needs of the community. We show the research needs that North American fine/craft chocolate makers consider the most important, and propose a way forward to create research collaborations between interested makers and academics.


Ryan Galt

University of California, Davis, Associate Professor of Agricultural Sustainability and Society
Dr. Ryan Galt, PhD, is a MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in Global Conservation working on a project ""Just chocolate? Impacts of ethical cacao-chocolate commodity chains on biodiversity conservation, crop genetic diversity, and livelihoods." He is a broadly-trained geographer... Read More →
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Carla Martin

Executive Director; Lecturer, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute; Harvard University
Carla D. Martin, PhD, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute and a Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Carla is a social anthropologist whose current research focuses on ethics, quality... Read More →
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Madeline Weeks

University of California Davis
Madeline Weeks is a PhD student at the University of California Davis studying ethics and equity in craft chocolate production. She draws upon human geography and political economy to understand the wider social and ecological relations of making chocolate using case studies of value... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119