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Investing in Discovery: 2017 Food Tank Summit Boston

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Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

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Food Tank, in collaboration with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Oxfam America, is excited to announce the inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit. This two-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. The theme for the Summit is Investing in Discovery.

This is the second 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 31,300 livestream viewers. This is a can’t miss event for 2017!

On April 1st, experts and top leaders across all sectors of the food world will come together for interactive panels and discussion moderated by top journalists. The entire first day will be live streamed on www.FoodTank.com. See below for a list of confirmed speakers and the current agenda.

On the morning of April 2nd, Food + Future will host a walking tour of their facility. After a networking breakfast, Food + Future will share with attendees its vision of using radical collaboration and transparency to innovate within the food system.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lauren Abda, Founder, Branchfood

  • Jody Adams, Chef and Co-owner, Trade Restaurant

  • Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University

  • Lauren Baker, Strategic Initiatives and Programs, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

  • Patricia Baker, Senior Policy Analyst, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

  • Deborah Becker, Senior Correspondent, WBUR

  • Rukia Bilal, Farmer, Flats Mentor Farm

  • Ian Brady, Co-Founder & CEO, AVA

  • Sara Burnett, Director of Wellness and Food Policy, Panera Bread

  • Kiera Butler, Senior Editor, Mother Jones Magazine

  • Nichole Cirillo, Mission Director, Stonyfield

  • Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy & Programs, Clif Bar

  • Jess Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture, Johns Hopkins University

  • Keri Glassman, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • Oliver Gottfried, Senior Campaign Strategist, Oxfam America

  • Timothy Griffin, Director, Agriculture, Food and Environment Program, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Tamar Haspel, Columnist, The Washington Post

  • Lindsay Kalter, Health Care Reporter, Boston Herald

  • Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Catalina Lopez-Ospina, Director, Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives

  • William Masters, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

  • Congressman Jim McGovern, U.S. Congress (D-MA)

  • Brad McNamara, CEO & Co-Founder, Freight Farms

  • Monique Mikhail, Senior Campaign Strategist, Greenpeace

  • Janelle Nanos, Reporter, The Boston Globe

  • Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

  • Michel Nischan, Chef and CEO, Wholesome Wave

  • Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America

  • Councilor Ayanna Pressley, City Councilor At-Large, Boston City Council

  • Doug Rauch, Founder and President, Daily Table

  • Lindsey Shute, Executive Director and Co-Founder, National Young Farmers Coalition

  • Matt Tortora, ‎Co-Founder & CEO, Crave Food Services Corp.

  • Paul Willis, Rancher and Founder, Niman Ranch Pork Company

  • Norbert Wilson, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

  • Tim Wise, Senior Researcher, Small Planet Institute and Senior Research Fellow, Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University

Ticket Information and Details:

The Summit (Day 1). Includes the entire Food Tank Summit (breakfast and lunch provided) on April 1st. 35+ incredible speakers held at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. $399. *HURRY! ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT.*

The Summit (Day 1) & The Tour (Day 2). Includes The Summit on April 1st and The Tour on April 2nd. The April 2nd Tour is being hosted by Food + Future at 80 Broadway and includes both a networking breakfast and a tour. Tour stops will highlight: How Food + Future hopes to eliminate food fraud in the supply chain, A discussion about the issues leading to nutrition degradation along the supply chain, and A fun, collaborative brainstorm with visitors. $399 *SOLD OUT*

Agenda for April 1st:

9:00am, Welcome and Introduction:

  • William Masters, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Catalina Lopez-Ospina, Director, Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives

9:20am, Welcome: Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

9:30am, a Fireside Chat featuring Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America.

Moderated by Deborah Becker, Senior Correspondent, WBUR.

10:00am, Panel 1:

Farming Differently

Moderator: Kiera Butler, Senior Editor, Mother Jones

Panelists:

  • Timothy Griffin, Director, Agriculture, Food and Environment Program, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Paul Willis, Rancher and Founder, Niman Ranch Pork Company

  • Monique Mikhail, Senior Campaign Strategist, Greenpeace

  • Lindsey Shute, Executive Director and Co-Founder, National Young Farmers Coalition

  • Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs, Clif Bar

  • Rukia Bilal, Farmer, Flats Mentor Farm

10:55am, Networking Break

11:05am, Panel 2: The True Value of Food

Moderator: Tamar Haspel, Columnist, The Washington Post

Panelists:

  • Lauren Baker, Strategic Initiatives and Programs, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

  • Tim Wise, Land and Food Rights Program Director, Small Planet Institute, and Senior Research Fellow, Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University

  • Jess Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture, Johns Hopkins University

  • Oliver Gottfried, Senior Campaign Strategist, Oxfam America

  • Nichole Cirillo, Mission Director, Stonyfield

12:05pm, Panel 3, Presented by Naked Juice: Are We Becoming Nutrient “Dense”?

Moderator: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Panelists:

  • Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave

  • Keri Glassman, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

1:00pm, Lunch

2:00pm, a presentation by Leo Abruzzese, Global Director of Public Policy for The Economist Intelligence Unit, on the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Food Sustainability Index.

2:10pm, Panel 4: Creating Better Food Access

Moderator: Lindsay Kalter, Health Care Reporter, Boston Herald

Panelists:

  • Doug Rauch, Founder and President, Daily Table

  • Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University

  • Norbert Wilson, Professor of Food Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Patricia Baker, Senior Policy Analyst, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

  • Councilor Ayanna Pressley, City Councilor At-Large, Boston City Council

3:05pm, Networking Break

3:15pm, Panel 5: Farm and Food Innovations

Moderator: Janelle Nanos, Reporter, The Boston Globe

Panelists:

  • Lauren Abda, Founder, Branchfood

  • Ian Brady, Co-Founder & CEO, AVA

  • Brad McNamara, CEO & Co-Founder, Freight Farms

  • Matt Tortora, ‎Co-Founder & CEO, Crave Food Services Corp.

  • Sara Burnett, Director of Wellness and Food Policy, Panera Bread

4:15pm, Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

4:35pm, Keynote: Jody Adams, Chef and Co-owner, Trade Restaurant

4:50pm, Keynote: Congressman Jim McGovern, U.S. Congress (D-MA)


Thank you to our sponsors and media partners: Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, Blue Apron, Branchfood, Crave Food Services Corp., Edible Boston, Fair Trade USA, Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN), Mother Jones, Naked Juice, Nature's Path, Organic Valley, Panera Bread, sweetgreen, To Market, and Vera Roasting Company.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please email Bernard Pollack at bernard@foodtank.com for more details

Interested in volunteering? Please send your resume and availability to Vanesa Botero-Lowry at vanesa@foodtank.com

Food Tank's Refund Policy: We understand that schedules change. The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a full refund is March 17, 2017. Any requests made after March 17, 2017 can not be processed.

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