1st Annual Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University

January 21, 2015 - January 22, 2015
The George Washington University
Washington D.C.


Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington (GW) University, is excited to announce the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit at the Jack Morton Auditorium (former home of CNN’s Crossfire)! This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for panels on topics including; food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.

Panera Bread, Whole Foods, and Equal Exchange will be donating food, beverages, and refreshments for event participants. Planet Forward and Edible DC are official media partners.

You can still join us in DC! BUY tickets to Food Tank’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration on January 21st at 5:30PM EST at Farmers Fishers Bakers. Tickets will SELL OUT fast!



Confirmed speakers include;

  • Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio
  • Che Axum, University of the District of Columbia
  • David Aylward, Ashoka
  • Eliza Barclay, National Public Radio
  • Patricia Beneke, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Laurie Benson, 1% for Women
  • Jane Black, Washington Post
  • Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland & Wasted Food
  • Diane Brady, Bloomberg
  • Joshua Brau, Chipotle
  • Steve Brescia, Groundswell International
  • Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School
  • John Buchanan, Conservation International
  • Haley Burns, GWU Student
  • Sarah Buzogany, City of Baltimore Food Access Planner
  • Tim Carman, Washington Post
  • Jahi Chapell, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Washington D.C. Councilmember
  • Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action
  • Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchen and the Campus Kitchens Project
  • Scott Davis, Panera Bread
  • Mia Dell, United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Dennis Dimick, National Geographic
  • Helen Dombalis, National Farm to School Network
  • Diana Donlon, Center for Food Safety
  • Barbara Ekwall, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Jordan Figueiredo, Feedback
  • John Fisk, Winrock International
  • Thomas Forster, EcoAgriculture Partners
  • Sam Fromartz, Food and Environmental Reporting Network
  • Jerry Glover, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Chandler Goule, National Farmers Union
  • Ellen Gustafson, Author, We the Eaters
  • Brian Halweil, Edible Manhattan
  • Eric Hansen, The National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Doug Hertzler, ActionAid
  • Pamela Hess, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
  • Erik Hoffner, Orion Magazine
  • Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust
  • Jason Huffman, Politico
  • Jill Isenbarger, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
  • Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
  • Nabeeha Kazi, Humanitas Global
  • Ivy Ken, GWU Urban Sustainability
  • Diane Robinson Knapp, GWU’s Urban Food Task Force
  • Janet Larsen, Earth Policy Institute
  • Brian Lipinski, World Resources Institute
  • Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch
  • Jeremiah Lowery, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC
  • Kedar Mankind, ONE
  • Richard McCarthy, Slow Food USA
  • Tom McDougall, 4P Foods
  • Aaron McNevin, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • Kathleen Merrigan, GWU Sustainability Collaborative
  • Morgan Morris, Love and Carrots
  • Pete Myers, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Brad Nelson, Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank
  • Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave
  • Jose Oliva, Food Chain Workers Alliance
  • Kathy Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition
  • Melissa Perry, The George Washington University
  • Thomas Pesek, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Representative Chellie Pingree, (D - ME)
  • Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora
  • Bernie Prince, FRESHFARM Markets
  • Vicky Rateau, Oxfam America
  • Daniel Reed, Planet Forward
  • Vicki Robin, Author, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us
  • Jessica Rosen, Forum for the Future
  • Frank Sesno, Planet Forward
  • Paul Shapiro, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Liz Shuler, National AFL-CIO
  • Ben Simon, Food Recovery Network
  • Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute
  • Meghan Stasz, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Baldemar Velasquez, Farm Labor Organizing Committee
  • Paul Willis, Niman Ranch and Farmer
  • Jenn Yates, Union of Concerned Scientists

Register for the waiting list today! The Summit will be LIVE-STREAMED. The link will be posted at a later date.

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