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Growing Food Policy – 2018 Food Tank Seattle Summit

Date & Time
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Food Tank, in collaboration with Seattle University, is excited to announce the inaugural Seattle Food Tank Summit. This event will feature more than three dozen different speakers. Policymakers, businesspeople, researchers, farmers, chefs, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics on our theme, “Growing Food Policy.” Breakfast and lunch included.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Speakers include (and more to be announced!):

  • Ashley Ahearn, Environmental Reporter, KUOW Seattle
  • Lynsi Burton, Reporter, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Bethany Clement, Food Writer, Seattle Times
  • Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs at City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group (EWG)
  • BJ Cummings, Executive Director, Sustainable Seattle
  • Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services, Portland Public Schools
  • Renee Erickson, Author, Chef, and Owner, Sea Creatures
  • Ernesto Fonseca, CEO, Hacienda Community Development Corporation
  • Mark Freeman, Senior Manager of Global Dining Services, Microsoft
  • Ben Friedman, Cofounder, homegrown
  • Chip Giller, Founder, Grist
  • Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director, Community to Community Development
  • Katie Herzog, staff writer, The Stranger
  • Stephen Jones, Director, The Bread Lab, Washington State University
  • Sharon Lerman, Food Policy Advisor, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
  • Mike Lufkin, Local Food Economy Manager, King County Government
  • Mark Musick, former Communications Coordinator, King Conservation District
  • Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
  • Amanda Oborne, Vice President, Food & Farms, Ecotrust
  • John Piotti, President, American Farmland Trust
  • Kristen Rainey, Global Food Program, Google
  • Anne Schwartz, Owner and Farmer, Blue Heron Farm
  • Nicole Sprinkle, Writer and Restaurant Critic, Seattle Weekly
  • Vicki Wilde, Senior Program Officer, Global Development, Agricultural Development and Gender, ‎Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


About Food Tank:

Food Tank, a global non-profit, is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Food Tank provides a platform for brainstorming solutions and enabling dynamic conversation. We hope to create solutions that only come about when all of us—farmers, eaters, businesses, policymakers, academics, youth, funders, and the media—come together to break down silos and listen to one another.

Food Tank highlights hope and success in food and agriculture. At FoodTank.com, through research and reports, daily news updates, and dozens of events and Summits, Food Tank features innovative ideas that are already working on the ground, in cities, in kitchens, in fields, and in laboratories.