University of Vermont

Food Systems Initiative

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UVM Food Systems Summit


June 16-17, 2015
Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center
University of Vermont
590 Main St., Burlington, VT 05405
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The UVM Food Systems Summit is an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our world.

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VLS logoAs a transdisciplinary conference, we are always looking to bring new perspectives to the event. For the 2015 Summit, we're excited to partner with Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems to increase collaboration from the law and policy community. We're in the process of developing a compelling theme for the Summit, which we'll announce via a call for presentations in September 2014. Please join our email list to receive a notification when it is released.

The Summit will include keynote addresses from food systems leaders, as well as panel discussions with scholars and practitioners. Unlike traditional academic conferences, the Summit is designed to optimize engagement between scholars across disciplines and practitioners outside of academia. As such, the Summit is open to the public, and we welcome participation from nonprofits, farmers, food business, government, and interested community members. All sessions include time for Q&A and engaged dialogue with the audience.

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Related Events

Breakthrough Leaders Professional Certificate Program for Sustainable Food SystemsThe Breakthrough Leaders Professional Certificate Program for Sustainable Food Systems will take place at UVM in June 2015. Participation in the Summit is included as part of the program.

Sponsors and Partners

The Summit is supported in part by funding from the William H. and Anne S. Macmillan Endowment and the Aiken Lecture Series.

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For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Alison Nihart by email at or phone at 802-656-3831. One week's advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.

Contact for more information on the UVM Food Systems Summit.

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