The UVM Food Systems Summit is a one-and-a-half day academic conference drawing on scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our world.
The Summit will include keynote addresses from food systems leaders, as well as panel discussions with scholars and practitioners.
The 2014 Summit will focus on local-level responses to globalization in the food system through the following themes: the impact of our geopolitical context on our food system, the biophysical constraints we face for food production globally, and the implications of behavior and culture for our food system.
Unlike traditional academic conferences, the Summit is designed to optimize engagement between scholars and practitioners outside of academia. As such, the Summit is open to the public, the organizers are actively seeking participation from regional nonprofits and government, and all sessions include time for Q&A and engaged dialogue with the audience.
The second day of the Summit will conclude with the Taste of Vermont Reception, which involves food samples from a number of local producers!
Cost of ticket
$75 for students attending the full conference, or $25 for each individual session