Sunday, November 9, 2014

Event - Food Tank Summit

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University, will hold its first Annual Food Tank Summit on January 21st and 22nd, 2015 at the Jack Morton Auditorium (former home to CNN's Crossfire) in Washington DC.

This two-day event will feature dynamic discussions with participants from around the world including more than 75 different expert speakers from the food and agriculture field.

Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels on topics including; urban agriculture, workers in the food system, food waste, family farmers creating resilience in the food system, true cost accounting, democratizing innovation, and much more.

Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability at The George Washington University, will kick off the conference with a keynote speech.

Partial line-up of speakers in alphabetical order

Tom Adkins, Open Organize
David Aylward, Ashoka
Patricia Beneke, United Nations Environmental Program
Laurie Benson, 1% for Women
Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland
Steve Brescia, Groundswell International
Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School
Katie Campbell, ActionAid
Michael F. Curtin, Jr., DC Central Kitchen and The Campus Kitchens Project
Scott Davis, Panera Bread
Diana Donlon, Center for Food Safety
Debra Eschmeyer, FoodCorps
John Fisk, Winrock International
Jerry Glover, National Geographic
Chandler Goule, National Farmers Union
Brian Halweil, Edible Manhattan; Author, Eat Here
Karen Hansen Kuhn, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch
Pamela Hess, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Jill Isenbarger, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Nabeeha Kazi, Community for Zero Hunger & Humanitas Global
Ivy Ken, George Washington University
Jeremiah Lowery, Restaurant Opportunities Center DC
Aaron McCloud, Cedar Restaurant Rooftop Garden
Kathleen Merrigan, GW Sustainability Institute
Brad Nelson, Marriott Corporation
Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank
Thomas Pesek, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Bernie Prince, FreshFarm Markets
Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute
Kathryn Russell, ONE Campaign
Sara Scherr, EcoAgriculture Partners
Frank Sesno, George Washington University
Liz Shuler, National AFL-CIO
Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute
Julie Stein, Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network
Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Author, Enough and The Last Hunger Season
Baldemar Velasquez, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO

Food Tank is offering a limited time 15 percent OFF early bird registration. The event will sell out so please register today and use promotional code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout. For those unable to attend in person, the entire event will be offered for free via livestream on

Click here to register

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