2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN






What are the Summit's COVID Healthy & Safety requirements for attendees?

In order to participate at the 2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit presented by ReFED, attendees must either provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test as of May 8, 2022 or later, upon checking in at the registration desk. In addition, the organizers ask that you:

  • Agree to properly wear a mask or facial covering; covering your nose and mouth at indoor public spaces, including meeting rooms. 
  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), or your local health authority and the instructions of the event organizers. 
  • Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the state you will be traveling to and the state you are traveling from (including compliance required by airlines or other travel services).
  • Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with
  • Stay home if you feel sick and seek medical attention at any time if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.  

What is included in the Summit registration fee?

Attendance to the Summit, Welcome Reception, Cocktail Reception, 2 breakfasts, and 2 lunches. Registration also covers participating in one, optional, off-site field trip.

What is the deadline for submitting speaker proposals?

November 15.

How do I sign up for a field trip?

ReFED is offering a series of field trips on May 10, 2022 between 1:00-4:00 PM before the Summit kickoff and Welcome Reception. Sign up for field trips through the registration page. This is on a first come, first serve basis and will close as soon as each field trips max capacity is reached. Travel and fees are covered by ReFED.

What is the suggested attire?

Smart casual.

Is there a registration fee for speakers?

Mainstage and breakout speakers will receive one free admission to the Summit. 

I would like to reserve a hotel room in Minneapolis. Which hotel should I contact?

The host hotel for the 2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit is The Graduate Minneapolis is located at 615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414. We’ve secured a discounted rate of $199/night (excluding taxes and fees). In order to receive this rate, you need to reserve your room(s) no later than February 26th. Visit the “Venue and Host City” page to reserve your hotel room. Reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Is there any public transportation near the venue?

The Minneapolis public transportation system is Metro Transit.

  • The Green line, which is a light rail,  is accessible one block away from the McNamara Alumni Center on Washington Avenue. 
  • Metro Transit also offers “free ride” buses that travel to into Downtown Minneapolis. 
  • Metro Transit Buses 2, 113, 114, 115, 465, and 475 stop just outside McNamara Alumni Center at Oak Street and Washington Avenue. Stop ID: 41248 (heading South) and 40278 (heading North).

For more information on public transit hours and schedules we encourage you to visit metrotransit.org 

Are there parking facilities on-site?

Parking at McNamara Alumni Center is connected, by tunnel, to a 500-car parking ramp. Ramp entrance is located on University Ave. Hourly parking is $3.00 per hour with a daily rate of $13.00. 

 Additional street parking is available along Oak Street and accepts credit cards.

Is valet parking available on-site?

McNamara Alumni Center does not offer valet parking.

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