WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com), 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 70+ 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. The entire two-day event will be live streamed on www.FoodTank.com. Confirmed speakers and agenda are listed here.
Sponsors include: Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, Chaia DC, Chipotle, Clif Bar, Conflict Cuisine, D.C. Government, Driscoll's, Edible DC, Elevation Burger, Fair Trade USA, 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, VegFund, and Vigilante Coffee Company.
Last year's Food Tank Summit in partnership with the George Washington University brought together 400 in-person attendees (completely sold out) from more than 25 states. There were an additional 15,520 livestream participants from more than 125 countries. This year, Food Tank is quadrupling our reach by hosting additional summits in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Chicago, IL, and Sacramento, CA.
WHO: 70 expert speakers in food and agriculture
WHAT: 2016 Food Tank Summit
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21 from 9AM-5PM. More information: 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 available. Contact the info above to receive free entry.
Please direct inquiries to Danielle Nierenberg through Email, or call 202-590-1037.
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