2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St. Louis, MO

Summit Schedule

Here's a preliminary look at the schedule to assist in your planning. 

Details on session topic areas and speakers to follow soon. 

10:00am - 6:30pm

Registration Open

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Field Trips

Field trips are intended to introduce Summit attendees to the local food system in St. Louis and bring food waste and sustainability to life. Transportation and all costs are covered by ReFED. 

Staggered departures at 1:00pm and 1:30pm

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Summit Kick-Off Programming

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Welcome Reception

8:00am - 7:00pm

Registration Open

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am

Mainstage Session | Food Waste: The Past, Present, and Future

 

 

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Innovate to Elevate: The Latest and Greatest in Food Recovery

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

11:00am - 12:00pm

From Garbage to Gold: Uncovering the Value of Recycling, Composting, and Anaerobic Digestion

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

11:00am - 12:00pm

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Fishbowl (TBD)

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

11:00am - 12:00pm

Empowering Consumers: The Latest and Greatest Resources to Reshape Attitude and Behaviors

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

11:00am - 12:00pm

A Success Story: Case Studies on Food Waste Prevention

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Special Programming

1:30pm - 2:30pm

All the Buzz: The Value of Insect Farming in Upcycling Food Waste into Animal Feed

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Feeding the Megaphone: How to Increase Community Voice and Participation in Food Rescue

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Data & Trends in Capital (TBD)

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure: The Critical Role of Measurement in Food Loss & Waste

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Prevention is Better Than Cure: The Latest and Greatest Solutions to Food Waste

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Structured Networking

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mainstage Session | Cultivating an Inclusive Food System Where Everybody Eats: Exploring the Intersection of Justice and Food Waste

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Happy Hour Reception

7:00pm - 10:00pm

No-Host Dinners

Various locations/More details TBA

8:00am - 12:30pm

Registration Open

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 10:00am

Mainstage Session | Investing in Tomorrow: The Blueprint for Scaling Food Waste Solutions

10:00am - 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: The Food Waste and Climate Connection

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Mapping Out Approaches to Food Waste Measurement

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Filling the Gaps in Food Waste Research

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Building Best Practices for Employee Engagement

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: How to Leverage Catalytic Capital to Scale Impact

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from Food-Service: A Three-Course Meal in Wins, Challenges, and Big Bets in Hospitality

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from the Cafeteria: Food Waste in Schools and Strategies to Reduce It

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from the Farm: Cultivating Ideas to Reduce Farm-Level Food Loss

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from the Town Hall: Working with Local Governments to Drive Food Waste Policy

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Fishbowl (TBD)

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mainstage Session | The Future is Now: The Power of Indomitable Youth to Spark Action

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