Announcing Third Annual D.C. Food Tank Summit Speaker Lineup
Food Tank (FoodTank.com), in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, will hold a one-day summit entitled “Let’s Build Better Food Policy,” Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM EST. The summit will take place in the Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University.
The event will bring together 35+ experts including business executives, government officials, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, farmers, union leaders, chefs, and more.
Interactive panel topics include Creating Resiliency in Food and Agriculture, Cultivating Global Food Security, Healthy Local and Regional Food Systems, and the Next Farm Bill. Expert journalists and food advocates will moderate each panel.
Confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order—more to be announced soon): Chuck Abbott, Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN); Chef José Andrés, ThinkFoodGroup; Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio (NPR); Eliza Barclay, Vox.com; Chris Bradshaw, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.; Emily Buck, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance; Tim Carman, Washington Post; Mary Cheh, DC Councilmember Ward 3; Fran Drescher, Cancer Schmancer Movement; Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Joe Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Dan Glickman, Aspen Institute Congressional Program; Matt Herrick, Story Partners; Julie Howard, Michigan State University; Jason Huffman, Politico; Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union (NFU); Mike Koch, FreshFarm; Tricia Kovacs, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Kathleen Merrigan, The George Washington University; Ted Monk, Sodexo; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Anne O’Connor, Organic Valley; Marc Oshima, AeroFarms; Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME); Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute (WRI); Emmy Simmons, AGree; Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Kip Tom, Tom Farms; Eric Trachtenberg, McLarty Associates; and Ambassador Darci Vetter, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Last year’s D.C. Food Tank Summit brought together 70+ speakers for a completely sold-out event (400 in-person attendees) from more than 25 states. There were more than 30,100 livestream participants from more than 125 countries. This year, Food Tank will hold inaugural summits in Boston and L.A., while expanding globally in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The final 2017 summit will be held Chicago, IL.
Food Tank (FoodTank.com) is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty. Food Tank creates networks of people, organizations, and content that push for food system change.