2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN


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Summit Schedule

We're using the key action areas and solutions from ReFED's "Roadmap to 2030" to create a selection of mainstage presentations and panels, breakout sessions, networking events, field trips, special activities, and more. Here's a preliminary look at what we have in store – we'll be announcing speakers beginning in January! (Schedule and speakers subject to change.)

1:00pm -

REGISTRATION OPENS

McNamara Alumni Center

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Field Trips

Various locations/Transportation provided

For a list of available field trips, click the blue "Register Now" button at the top of the page – field trip slots are limited and filling up fast!

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Summit Kick-off

McNamara Alumni Center

Welcome to Minneapolis! Join us for a special event (TBA) to start the Summit.

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Welcome Reception

Graduate Hotel

8:30am - 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

McNamara Alumni Center

9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome Day 1

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Welcome to the Summit! We'll start with a special Land Acknowledgment and then introduce you to all that the next two days have to offer.

9:30am - 10:30am

Mainstage Session 1 - Food Waste: Global to Local

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Featuring a keynote address, fireside chat, and panels, learn about what's happening across the globe – and in our own backyard.

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

McNamara Alumni Center

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

McNamara Alumni Center, Various locations

  1. "Trends in Food Waste Investment: Presented by the Food Waste Funder Circle"
  2. "How to Engage Consumers on Food Waste Reduction"
  3. "Climate Change and Food Waste"
  4. TBA
     
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Content

McNamara Alumni Center

Working groups, office hours, and more.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

McNamara Alumni Center, Various locations

  1. "Capital in Action: Catalytic Funding to Advance Food Waste Solutions"
  2. "Strengthening Food Rescue in a Post-COVID World"
  3. "The Role of Packaging in Food Waste Reduction Efforts"
  4. "Policy Spotlight: State and Local Food Waste Reduction"
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Networking Break

McNamara Alumni Center

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Mainstage Session 2 - The Private Sector and Food Waste (Presented in partnership with Food Tank)

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Featuring a keynote address, fireside chat, and panels, participants will hear from food business leaders what they can – and should – do to fight waste.

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Closing Day 1

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Happy Hour Reception

McNamara Alumni Center

7:00pm - 10:00pm

No-Host Dinners

Various locations/More details TBA

Experience the Minneapolis food scene! Sign up for dinner at a local restaurant or explore the city on your own with our recommendations.

8:30am - 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

McNamara Alumni Center

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Day 2

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Welcome to Day 2! Join us for a special opening discussion with a TBA speaker.

9:15am - 10:00am

Mainstage Session 3 - "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice: Building a Food System That Works for Everyone"

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Featuring a keynote address, fireside chat, and more, we'll explore how to create an equitable food system – and ensure that the fight against food waste leaves no one behind.

10:00am - 10:30am

Networking Break

McNamara Alumni Center

10:30am - 11:30am

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

McNamara Alumni Center, Various locations

  1. "How Technology and Innovation Are Advancing Food Waste Solutions"
  2. "New Frontiers in Recycling"
  3. "The Impact of Food Waste on Public Health – and Vice Versa"
  4. "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Workshop"
11:30am - 12:00pm

Networking Break

McNamara Alumni Center

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Closing Day 2

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch (To Go)

McNamara Alumni Center

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