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Please join us for the 2015 Feeding The Planet Summit

Produced by The George Washington University's Planet Forward, the two-day Feeding The Planet Summit will bring together college students, innovators, policymakers and storytellers to discuss and share the story of climate change and our food system. Participants will present new ideas, identify climate and food challenges, and tell stories of innovations and solutions.

Students from the Planet Forward Campus Consortium will participate throughout the conversation, presenting media and engaging with some of the world’s most important leaders in food and agriculture. You'll get to interact with:  

  • Emily Best, Market Manager, New Morning Farm

  • Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner, Craft Restaurants; Host, "Top Chef"

  • Dr. Ernest Earon, President and Co-Founder, PrecisionHawk

  • Michael Frank, Vice President, Global Commercial at Monsanto Company

  • The Honorable Dan Glickman, Former USDA Secretary

  • Devin Greene, Planet Forward Explorer in Ethiopia, Planet Forward Digital Media Expert

  • David Hollinrake, Vice President, Agricultural Commercial Operations Marketing, Bayer CropScience LP

  • Rick Leach, President, World Food Program USA

  • Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.

  • Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Sustainability Collaborative, GWU

  • Benji Miller and Tommy Hyde, Planet Forward Explorers in America, recent Middlebury College grads

  • Danielle Nierenberg, President and Founder, Food Tank

  • Greg Peterson, The Peterson Farm Bros.

  • Chris Policinski, CEO, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

  • Adam Stieglitz and Aaron Ebner, Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

The Planet Forward Campus Consortium will be represented by The George Washington University, Clark Atlanta University, Columbia University, Drake University, Furman University, Iowa State University, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Roger Williams University, Sewanee, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, University of Arizona, UC-Berkeley, University of Minnesota and University of Mississippi.

Consortium students also will benefit from breakout sessions and storytelling workshops on Day 2, and be informed of future engagement opportunities, including programs, internships and jobs.

Attend the Summit


Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

April 23 & 24, 2015

Contact Us

Planet Forward
summit @ planetforward . org

Attend the Summit