Here is the list of speakers participating in this conference:
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, founded PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity.
Dean, Georgetown College
Chester Gillis was appointed Dean of Georgetown College in April 2009.
Division Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Commander Heidi Michels Blanck, MS, PhD, U.S. Public Health Service, is Chief of the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch at CDC in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
Chef, Blue Hill
In May of 2000, Dan opened Blue Hill restaurant with family members David and Laureen Barber.
Outreach Director, National Farm to School Network
Co-Founder and Program Director of FoodCorps, Outreach Director of the National Farm to School Network, and a farmer, Ms. Eschmeyer has 15 years of farming and sustainable food system experience.
Eric Schlosser known for investigative journalism, is the author of the books FAST FOOD NATION,REEFER MADNESS, and CHEW ON THIS.
Co-founder Bon Appétit Management Company
When Fedele Bauccio co-founded Bon Appétit Management Company, he set out to revolutionize the food service industry by bringing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market.
President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Frederick L. Kirschenmann, a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture, shares an appointment as Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and as President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York.
Chairman, President, and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm
Gary Hirshberg is the husband of freelance writer Meg Hirshberg and the father of three yogurt eaters. He is Chairman, President, and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer.
Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Greg Asbed is a Co-Founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization.
President, Georgetown University
John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University.
Professor, Georgetown University
Laura Anderko RN PhD holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.
Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Mr. Benitez is a co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).
Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.
Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Michael R. Taylor, J.D., was named Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Jan. 13, 2010.
Founder, The Sustainable Food Trust
After a London upbringing Patrick Holden trained in Biodynamic farming at Emerson College in Sussex. Patrick's 250 acre mixed hill farm near Lampeter is now the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales.
Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, Panera Bread
Ron Shaich is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Panera Bread Company, where he previously served for over 25 years as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
White House Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
Sam Kass serves as Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisory for Healthy Food Initiatives at the White House.
Founder and CEO of Applegate Farms
Stephen McDonnell is the founder and CEO of Applegate Farms, a leading producer of organic and natural meats sold in supermarkets and natural food stores throughout the U.S.
Vice President and Senior Technology Officer for Health and Nutrition at General Mills
Susan J. Crockett, Ph.D., R.D., FADA is Vice President and Senior Technology Officer for Health and Nutrition at General Mills where she leads the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.
The author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Wendell Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors.
Founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc.
Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy.
The Prince of Wales is the Heir to the British Throne. He is a lifelong environmentalist, one of the world's foremost charitable entrepreneurs and an organic farmer. Among the many environmental initiatives set up by His Royal Highness is the International Sustainability Unit, which was established in 2010 to facilitate consensus on how to resolve some of the key environmental challenges facing the world, specifically those to do with food security, ecosystem resilience and the depletion of Natural Capital.
A third-generation farmer, Jon Tester currently serves as United States Senator from Montana. He and his wife Sharla still farm 1,800 acres in north central Montana.
Mary Jordan, editor of Washington Post Live, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent who has written from 40 countries.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India.
Jane Black is a food writer who covers food policy, trends and sustainability issues. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, where she was a staff writer, the New York Times, Slate, New York magazine and other publications. She also hosts a podcast, Smart Food, on Edible Radio. Jane is a fellow of the IATP Food and Community program, which recognizes and supports food-reform advocates, thought leaders, writers and entrepreneurs.
President, California Endowment
Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians. Prior to his appointment in September 2000, Dr. Ross served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000, and Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1993.
Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs & Collaboration, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Dennis J. Belcastro is executive vice president, industry affairs and collaboration, at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), where he is responsible for GMA’s strategic industry collaboration platforms and key initiatives serving the Association’s membership.
President and CEO, Millennium Institute USA
Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren is a leader in holistic, integrated and sustainable development.
Professor, Georgetown University
Food Editor, The Washington Post
And here is the AGENDA:
9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks by Chester Gillis, Dean, Georgetown University; Remarks by The Washington Post
9:05 a.m. Panel I: Impact on Ordinary People
Opening remarks by Eric Schlosser, Author
Will Allen, Founder and CEO, Growing Power
Greg Asbed / Lucas Benitez, Co-Founders, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Cmdr. Heidi Blanck, Division Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Ronald M. Shaich, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, Panera Bread
Moderator: Mary Jordan, Editor, Washington Post Live10:25 a.m. John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
10:30 a.m. Keynote Address by The Prince of Wales
11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Panel II: Future of Agriculture
Opening remarks by Wendell Berry, Poet and Farmer
Fedele Bauccio, Chief Executive, Bon Appétit Management Company
Dennis Belcastro, Executive Vice President, Industry Affairs & Collaboration, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Fred Kirschenmann, President, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute
Stephen McDonnell, CEO, Applegate Farms
Moderator: Jane Black, Food Writer
12:45 p.m. Lunch
Dan Barber, Chef and Owner, Blue Hill Restaurant
Sam Kass, White House Chef
Moderator: Joe Yonan, Food and Travel Editor, The Washington Post
2:15 p.m. Panel III: Health and Nutrition
Opening remarks by Robert K. Ross, President, California Endowment
Susan Crockett, Vice President, Senior Technology Officer, Health and Nutrition, General Mills
Debra Eschmeyer, Outreach Director, National Farm to School Network
Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, New York University
Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food, FDA
Moderator: Mary Jordan, Editor, Washington Post Live
3:15 p.m. Panel IV: Future of International Food
Opening remarks by Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust
Tim Beach, Professor of Environmental and International Affairs, Georgetown University
Hans Herren, Chair, IAASTD
Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farms
Vandana Shiva, Director, Navdanya
Moderator: Laura Anderko, Professor, Georgetown University
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks by U.S. Senator Jon Tester