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In just a matter of days the ticketing system for René Redzepi's upcoming MAD Symposium will be live. Beginning April 7th, those interested in attending the event dubbed as MAD4 will be able to sign up for tickets using a special website.
MAD4 will be held August 24th and 25th in Copenhagen and will be co-curated by Brazilian chef Alex Atala, who famously killed a chicken onstage while delivering a speech at last year's event. This year's chosen theme is ''What is cooking?,'' a question most recently pondered by Ferran Adrià.
Unlike previous years when tickets were first come first served, event organizers have opted for a reservation-like system where people sign up for a spot and are later notified if they made the cut. The change was made "to ensure that as many cooks, farmers, writers, front-of-house and other members of the restaurant trade have a chance to join the audience this August," according to the MADFeed.
To snag tickets, potential attendees should sign up here when the ticketing system goes live at noon on April 7th. Those interested have until May 20th to sign up. Those chosen will be notified on May 26th.
The MAD Symposium was founded by René Redzepi in 2010. The chef rose to worldwide fame when his restaurant Noma topped the World's 50 Best Restaurants list three consecutive time. It now ranks second on the prestigious list which is sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.