WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Tank, in partnership with American University, will hold a two-day summit, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 9AM-5PM. The Summit will take place at the Greenberg Theatre.
The event will bring together more than 75+ expert speakers who are among the top leaders across all sectors of the food industry, including business, government, and elected officials; nonprofit groups; farmers' organizations; unions; funders; chefs; and more. Each panel will be moderated by an expert journalist or food advocate.
Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels on topics that include Uncommon Collaborations, Improving Nutrient Density, Protein for the Planet, Investing in the Food Movement, Legislating Change in Agriculture, Chefs Leading the Food Movement, Innovating and Adapting to a Changing Food System, Food Security and Conflict, among other topics.
Sponsors include: Almond Board of California, Annie's, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, Blue Apron, Chaia, Chipotle, Clif Bar, Conflict Cuisine, Driscoll's, Edible DC, Elevation Burger, Fair Trade USA, Farmer's Fridge, Food and Environment Reporting Network, Global Environmental Politics Program of the School of International Service at American University, Greener Media, Inter Press Service, Leafware, Niman Ranch, Organic Valley, Panera Bread, Republic of Tea, ShopHouse, VegFund, and Vigilante Coffee Company. More to be announced soon.
WHO: 75 expert speakers who are among the top leaders across all sectors of the food industry
WHAT: Two-Day Summit hosted by Food Tank and American University
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 9AM-5PM. For more information: http://foodtanksummit.com/dc/http://foodtanksummit.com/dc/
WHERE: Greenberg Theatre 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20016
About Food Tank
Food Tank 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 also creates networks of people, organizations, and content that push for food system change.
About American University
American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the country's most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.
A limited number of press passes are still available. Contact the info below to receive a promotional code for free entry.
Please direct inquiries to Bernard Pollack (email) at 312-843-8612.
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SOURCE Food Tank