2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Dana Gunders

Executive Director



Dana Gunders serves as ReFED’s Executive Director. Dana is a national expert on food waste and one of the first to bring to light just how much food is lost throughout the food system. For almost a decade, she was a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She then launched Next Course, LLC to strategically advise on the topic. Some of her career highlights include authoring the landmark Wasted report and Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook, launching the Save the Food campaign with the Ad Council, testifying in Congress, consulting to Google, appearing on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and being a founding Board Member of ReFED.


Tuesday, June 11

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Indulge in a warm Baltimore welcome at our lively reception! Mix and mingle with fellow attendees as we kick off the Food Waste Solutions Summit with delicious bites, refreshing drinks, and vibrant conversations. Get ready to connect, unwind, and set the stage for an inspiring event ahead!

Wednesday, June 12

9:00am - 10:30am

Mainstage 1 | The Road to Scale: Accelerating Action for Lasting Impact

Mainstage Session

Food waste is a solvable problem, and dozens of high-impact solutions already exist. So what will it take for the food system to finally start adopting them at scale? Our opening session will dig into the answer from a few different angles. We’ll hear an opening keynote from ReFED’s Dana Gunders and be welcomed to the Summit by a White House representative. Then we’ll hear from a series of innovators about how they were able to get their solutions to “break through” with end users. And we’ll close with a keynote by a special guest. As Dana famously said in her opening remarks at last year’s Summit, the time for pilots is over – we know what works, so let’s start doing it.

Wednesday, June 12

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Happy Hour Reception

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