MEDIA ADVISORY: 40+ Food Experts Joining Chicago Food Tank Summit

The 2016 Chicago Food Tank Summit will be coming to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on November 16.

Food Tank (, in partnership with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will be holding a food and agriculture-focused, one-day conferenced entitled “Chicago, We Can Change the Food System—the 2016 Food Tank Summit” on November 16 from 9 AM–5 PM CST at the Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive).

The event features more than 40 speakers, including (in alphabetical order): Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary; Rick Bayless, Frontera; Alesha Black, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Alexander Borschow, Semillero Ventures, LLC; Ben Burkett, National Family Farm Coalition; Kevin Cleary, Clif Bar & Company; Mel Coleman, Niman Ranch; Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune; Monica Eng, WBEZ; Bruce Friedrich, The Good Food Institute; Shayna Harris, Farmer’s Fridge; Pamela Hess, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture; Greg Kearns, Heifer International; Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University; Stacey Kole, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Karen Lehman, Fresh Taste; Fred Lutzi, The Land Institute; Cassandra Ly, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Alumni Association; Juliette Majot, IATP; Angela Mason, Windy City Harvest; David MacLennan, Cargill; Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute; Lisa Moon,The Global FoodBanking Network; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Jonathan Pereira, Plant Chicago; Harry Rhodes, Growing Home; Jim Slama, FamilyFarmed; Elanor Starmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); Roger Thurow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Sarah Vared, ReFED; William Warshauer, TechnoServe; and Emily Zack, LUREC.

The entire event will be broadcast on a free live stream at

Following the event, attendees are invited to a special reception held at Eataly (43 E Ohio St., Chicago) along with a four-course dinner combined with wine pairings specially curated by the executive chef.

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A limited number of complimentary press passes are available. For inquiries, please email Bernard Pollack at

WHO: The Food Tank Chicago Summit features an unprecedented collection of more than 40 different speakers, journalists, and experts from the food and agriculture field.

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WHAT: Special One-Day Conference: Chicago, We Can Change the Food System—the 2016 Food Tank Summit followed by a special reception and dinner at Eataly.

WHEN/WHERE: The Food Tank Summit is being held at the Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive) from 9 AM–5 PM and reception/dinner at Eataly (43 E Ohio St., Chicago) from 6 PM–9 PM.

About Food Tank
Food Tank, a global nonprofit founded in Chicago, is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.

Bernard Pollack

NOTE: A Limited Number of Press Passes Available Upon Request

Media Contact
Company Name: Food Tank
Contact Person: Bernard Pollack
Phone: 312-843-8612
City: Chicago
Country: United States