FoodTank Summit Washington D.C.

02.02.17 - 02.02.17

foodtank_washingtonFood Tank, in partnership with the George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics.

This is the first event in our 2017 Food Tank Summit Series, which will bring together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Last year, the Food Tank Summits sold out and drew in more than 30,100 livestream viewers.

Confirmed Speakers (many more to be announced soon!):

  • Chuck Abbott, Contributing Editor, Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN)
  • Chef José Andrés, Chef and Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
  • Tim Carman, Food Writer, The Washington Post
  • Matt Herrick, Director of Communications, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union (NFU)
  • Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability, the George Washington University
  • Gerald Nelson, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign (UIUC)
  • Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
  • Marc Oshima, Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms
  • Kip Tom, former Managing Member & CEO, Tom Farms
  • Eric Trachtenberg, Director, Food & Agriculture Practice, McLarty Associates
  • Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Malik Yakini, Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network


More information: 

Upcoming Events

No latest events at the moment

Latest Publications

TEEBAgriFood Interim Report

The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.

Read more

Towards TEEBAgriFood

TEEB is bringing together economists, business leaders, agriculturalists and experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services to systematically review the economic interdependencies between agriculture and natural ecosystems, and provide a comprehensive economic valuation of eco-agri-food systems. Alexander Müller, TEEB for Agriculture & Food…

Read more

TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]

Read more

TEEB for Agriculture & Food Concept Note

February 2014- The Concept Note presents the case for and proposed outline content of a TEEB for Agriculture & Food study.

Read more

Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress

December 2013 – The briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting and identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, the note identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting, in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.

Read more