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: https://foodtank.com/events 

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