Food Tank, in partnership with Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) and with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, will present a one-day summit on September 13, 2017, titled Focusing on Food Loss and Waste. The event will take place 9 AM to 5 PM EST at the Greene Space in New York City.
As the inaugural NYC Food Tank Summit, the event will gather dozens of expert speakers who are top leaders across all sectors of the food industry, including business, government, and elected officials, policymakers, nonprofit groups, farmers, unions, chefs, and more.
Confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order—dozens more to be announced soon): John Boyd, Jr., National Black Farmers Association; Gigi Lee Chang, FoodFutureCo; Chris Cochran, ReFED; Tom Colicchio, Crafted Hospitality; Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air; Ron Gonen, Closed Loop Partners; Helen Hollyman, Editor-In- Chief, MUNCHIES (Vice); Lynette Johnson, Society of St. Andrews; Justin Kamine, KDC Ag – Kamine Development Corporation; Chef Sam Kass, TROVE; Devon Klatell, The Rockefeller Foundation; Jude Medeiros, Sodexo; Clare Miflin, Kiss + Cathcart; Monica Munn, The Rockefeller Foundation; Kimbal Musk, The Kitchen; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Brian Roe, Ohio State University; Stephanie Strom, The New York Times; Brian Wansink, Cornell University Food and Brand Lab; and Jocelyn Zuckerman, Contributing Editor, Modern Farmer.
Due to overwhelming demand for our Summits, we are running an application process to ensure we have an audience of diverse backgrounds and expertise. We are also providing a limited number of partial scholarships for farmers, students, low income, those working for nonprofits, and others to attend on a case-by-case basis as quantities last.
This is the third event in the 2017 Food Tank Summit Series. Each Food Tank Summit to date has completely sold-out, and more than 175,000 viewers from around the globe have watched the free livestreams.
NYC Summit partners, sponsors, and media partners include the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, Blue Apron, The Fink Family Foundation, Niman Ranch, Organic Valley, ReFED, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Sealed Air.