The event

What is the TFF Academy?

The TFF Academy is an intensive 4-day “summer school” which has been specially-designed for next-generation changemakers from around the world.

Where does the Academy take place?

The 2018 TFF Academy takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Here’s the venue address:

Escola Eleva
R. General Severiano, 159
Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Who is the TFF Academy for?

The TFF Academy has been specially-designed for next-generation changemakers from around the world.

Where can I learn more about the Academy program?

Head over to our Academy page to download the full program.

In addition to that, we publish detailed speaker interviews and stories on our Content Hub every week.

Which is the hotel included in the Academy ticket?

The Academy ticket includes accommodation from July 22-27, 2018 in the Windsor Plaza Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located near the Academy location, here’s the address:

Av. Princesa Isabel, 263, Copacabana – CEP 22011-010 – Rio de Janeiro


What is included in the Academy ticket?

The TFF Academy ticket gives you access to the Academy program from July 23-26, 2018, and the 1-day Summit on July 27, 2018. The ticket includes accommodation, food and drinks (non-alchoholic).

Where can I get an Academy ticket?

You can get your ticket here.

I can’t join the whole Academy. Do you offer 1-day tickets?

Yes, we’ve got you covered! We offer 1-day Summit only tickets for July 27, too.

Get your ticket here.


Why join

Why should I join the TFF Academy?

Together with industry leaders, academic experts and design thinking gurus, you will gain invaluable practical experience and contacts that will propel your future:

  • Dive into #whatsnext in food and agriculture
  • Sharpen your leadership skills and business acumen
  • Understand the latest technologies and business models shaping the future
  • Polish your pitch techniques
  • Work on a real project that solves a major problem facing our food system.
What are some of the benefits for me?
  • Scope out job opportunities.
  • Connect with potential investors and partners.
  • Develop universal leadership skills and techniques that will propel your career.
  • Solve a real project for the industry.
  • Learn how to apply cutting-edge technologies and business models to solve big problems.
  • Become part of the TFF movement, meeting new friends and supports from all around the world.


Which airport should I travel to?

Galeão International Airport (GIG) is the main international airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Do I need a visa for Brazil?

Citizens of some countries require a visa for Brazil. Starting January 2018, Brazil is introducing electronic visas for the citizens of four states: Australia, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

You can check your visa requirements here.

Do I need vaccinations?

Yellow fever vaccination is not an entry requirement if entering the country from a non-yellow fever part of the world. However, you should be vaccinated according to your national immunization schedule, which will vary from one country to another. We recommend that you check with your local doctor if you need to catch up on any vaccinations for Rio.

Is Rio safe?

Rio de Janeiro is currently under a Military Intervention State. This means that fighting street crime has a very high priority for the government and the police. Unfortunately, as in every big city, street crime is very difficult to eradicate completely. It’s therefore important to be just as cautious and responsible as you would in any other large urban area. Stay alert and inform yourself about Rio’s safety tips.