San Diego 1st Annual Food Tank Summit

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Date(s) - 11/14/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The San Diego 1st Annual Food Tank Summit

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

***Hurry, this Summit will sell out!***

Ticket scholarships available, visit

Food Tank, the Berry Good Food Foundation, the University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival are excited to announce the inaugural San Diego Food Tank Summit! The theme for the Summit is Growing the Food Movement. This exciting event will feature more than 30 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels, fireside chats, and farmer spotlights.

2018 Speakers Include (many more names to be announced soon).

Colin and Karen Archipley, Farmer-Owners, Archi’s Acres

David Bronner, Dr. Bronners

Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego

Ranveer Chandra, Principal Researcher, Microsoft

Ryland Engelhart, Co-Founder, Kiss the Ground

Michael Gardiner, Food Writer, San Diego CityBeat

Michael Hamm, Center for Regional Food Studies, Michigan State University

Michelle Lerach, President, Berry Good Food Foundation

Nate Looney, Farmer, Westside Urban Gardens

Sarah Mesnick, Co-Founder, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Neil Nagata, President, San Diego County Farm Bureau

Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

Stepheni Norton, Owner, Dickinson Farms

Evelyn Rangel-Medina, Chief of Staff, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United

Ruth Richardson, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Rachel Surls, Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County

Clark Wolf, Contributor, Food & Agriculture, Forbes

Candice Woo, Founding Editor, Eater San Diego

Gabe Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Sponsors include: the Berry Good Food Foundation, the San Diego Food and Wine Festival, Nature’s Path, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, Sealed Air, Driscoll’s, Farmer & the Seahorse, Organic Valley, Niman Ranch, Frazier Farms, Mother Jones, Edible San Diego.

Don’t miss this chance to book your spot! Register here via Eventbrite:

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As one of the fastest-growing nonprofit organizations in food and agriculture, Food Tank started these Summits four years ago, all in collaboration with major universities and non-profits and bringing together more than 400 speakers for discussions moderated by journalists from outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Vice, Vox, NPR, BuzzFeed, and Bloomberg.

Delicious breakfast, snacks, and lunch included (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options).

For sponsorship opportunities, email To volunteer, please send your resume and availability on November 13th and 14th to with the subject line “Volunteering at the San Diego Summit.” To apply for a ticket scholarship, visit