2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 |  Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

That's a Wrap for 2024!

Thank you for joining us in "Charm City" — an epicenter of history, art, and American heritage — for three days of innovation, inspiration, and action at our annual in-person gathering.

The 2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit took place in Baltimore June 11-13, and it proved to be our most important convening of this scale to date. Whether it was through mainstage presentations, smaller topical sessions, or one-on-one conversations during a networking break, one thing became clear before the Summit even concluded: Progress is happening, and collaboration is accelerating it. And as ReFED’s Dana Gunders said during her welcoming remarks, it is the work of the attendees in the audience that demonstrates where “the rubber is meeting the road.”

2024 Session Recordings

View all the mainstage and breakout session recordings from the event.

Behind the Baltimore Charm: A Deep-Dive into the City’s Food Waste Landscape

A Fusion of Flavors: The Cultural Footprint of What We Eat and Don’t Eat

The Road to Scale: Accelerating Action for Lasting Impact

Venue & Host City

Prepare to dive into the heart of sustainability at the 2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit in Baltimore, a city steeped in history and renowned for its iconic Inner Harbor and rich cultural tapestry. Nestled by the Chesapeake Bay, our easily-accessible host city is at the forefront of policy leadership, seafood sustainability, and environmental justice — addressing issues such as air quality, incineration, and public health matters. The "Charm City" of Baltimore exemplifies its dedication to climate change solutions with its vibrant urban agriculture, community gardens, and active youth involvement in composting. Be part of a transformative event in a city where diverse perspectives converge to shape a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system.

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2024 Featured Speakers

Thomas J. Vilsack

Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Shiyang Li

Founder and General Manager

RARE Center for Behavior

Ava Richardson

Sustainability Director

Baltimore Office of Sustainability

Ani Boyo

Associate Director

Toast and Toast.org

Russell J. Strickland

Secretary of Emergency Management

Maryland Department of Emergency Management

Kim Severson

National Food Correspondent

The New York Times

Thank You to Our 2024 Summit Sponsors

The 2024 Food Waste Solutions Summit is made possible with generous support from and in partnership with our sponsors.


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