We’re fed up with the current state of the food system. From factory farming that strips the soil of its microflora and topsoil, to the deplorable conditions of food-industry workers, not to mention the rampant spread of obesity and diabetes in the richest country on Earth…it’s time for a revolution.
On that front, the University of Vermont is hosting a Food Systems Summit next week, and we will be hosting a viewing party right here on chelseagreen.com.
Here are the details, we hope you’ll join us!
Public Conference Thursday, June 28, 2012
The conference is full, so join us online! Chelsea Green will be hosting a live stream from the conference. If you’re interested you can host your own live, online viewing party.
Influential thinkers and positive change makers will exchange their best ideas to inspire, focus, and strengthen individual and collective action for a sustainable food system.
This one day event will shine a spotlight on and amplify the most important ideas, initiatives, and voices for the necessary food systems revolution. The power of this day and the hundreds gathered together will awaken some, re-energize others, help advance a shared vision for the future of food we desire, fortify the movement, and make clear specific ways each person can help transform the system.
We will bring together influential and innovative voices from the sustainable food movement for this day of inspiration and call to action. The goal is to connect people across disciplines around the urgent issue of our broken food system and inspire people to take their place in the necessary revolution.
When: June 28, 1pm-6:30pm
Your computer, your mobile device, a community space, a restaurant – anywhere that has Internet access! You can view the live-streamed conference from our blog (http://learn.uvm.edu/foodsystemsblog/) or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Vermont-Continuing-Education/143986912311328).
You can sit back and listen to our internationally renowned speakers, and participate in conversation using the #UVMsummit hashtag. (Post your comments and questions – and we will answer them on our blog after the conference).
What: Speakers will take the stage, give their 10-15 minute talk and then sit back down. The next speaker will immediately follow. There is not space for questions or comments or break-out sessions. There will be two breaks during the talks and a reception at the end which are all great times to connect with fellow attendees and the speakers.
Read the list of confirmed presenters here.
Select Topics for Conference
- Resilient Farming Systems
- Safe and Healthy Food
- Strong Regional Food Systems
- Food Security and Improved Access
- Real Food Education
- Businesses for a Hungry Planet
- Policy Advocacy