The first FEED Conference, a celebration of the intersection of food and culture, is set for Oct. 17-19 in Birmingham. The event, planned by Cookthink founder Chip Brantley, includes an opening night party plus speakers and a marketplace at the SawWorks space at Architecture Works in downtown Birmingham. The closing dinner is at Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Only 125 tickets will be sold. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 15. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.kickstarter.com.