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Let's Build A Better Food Policy: 2017 Food Tank Summit D.C.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20052

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics.

Join us at the Summit for interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food. This is the first event in our 2017 Food Tank Summit Series, which will bring together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Last year, the Food Tank Summits sold out and drew in more than 30,100 livestream viewers. This is a can’t miss event for 2017!

Confirmed Speakers (more to be announced soon!):

  • Chuck Abbott, Contributing Editor, Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN)
  • Chef José Andrés, Chef and Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
  • Allison Aubrey, Correspondent, NPR
  • Eliza Barclay, Science & Health Editor,
  • Chris Bradshaw, Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.
  • Emily Buck, Farmer and Associate Professor of Ag Communication, Ohio State University
  • Tim Carman, Food Writer, The Washington Post
  • Mary Cheh, D.C. Councilmember, Ward 3
  • Fran Drescher, Actress and President, Cancer Schmancer Movement
  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Joe Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Dan Glickman, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program
  • Matt Herrick, Senior Vice President, Story Partners
  • Julie Howard, Senior Adviser to the Associate Provost and Dean, International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University
  • Jason Huffman, Agriculture & Trade Editor, Politico
  • Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union (NFU)
  • Mike Koch, Executive Director, FRESHFARM
  • Tricia Kovacs, Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Advisor, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability, George Washington University
  • Ted Monk, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for North America, Sodexo
  • Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
  • Anne O’Connor, Director of Public Affairs, Organic Valley
  • Marc Oshima, Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms
  • Chellie Pingree, U.S. Congress (D-ME)
  • Janet Ranganathan, Vice President For Science And Research, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Emmy Simmons, Co-Chair, AGree
  • Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Kip Tom, former Managing Member & CEO, Tom Farms
  • Eric Trachtenberg, Director, Food & Agriculture Practice, McLarty Associates
  • Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Here are the four ticket options:

  • The Summit. Includes the entire Food Tank Summit (breakfast and lunch included). 35+ incredible speakers held at The George Washington University in partnership with the Worlds Resources Institute. The Summit ticket also includes entry to the reception at Resaurant Nora's (America's First Organic Restaurant) which offers a selection of beer and wines and assorted passed appetizers. $399.
  • The Dinner Only. The Food Tank Summit dinner will include a 3-course plated dinner prepared by Restaurant Nora's (America's First Organic Restaurant) founder Nora Pouillon. The Dinner ticket also includes entry to the reception at Restaurant Nora's which offers a selection of beer and wines and assorted passed appetizers. We will also be announcing some incredible guest speakers. $199.
  • The Reception Only. The event is being hosted by Restaurant Nora's (America's First Organic Restaurant). The reception will include a selection of beer and wines and assorted passed appetizers. $49.
  • The Complete Experience. Everything included -- the Food Tank Summit, Reception and, Dinner. $499.

Hurry, this event will sell out!

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.