by Hailey Groham
For five consecutive years, food systems advocates and enthusiasts have flocked to Burlington for UVM’s Food Systems Summit. This year, participants will gather June 14-15, for the conference, themed “What Makes Food Good?” This question will be pondered through keynote speakers, plenary sessions, roundtable discussions, and concurrent sessions chosen through an innovative session selection process.
As described in the Call for Proposals, participants have the opportunity to submit session proposals, then vote on the sessions they would most like to attend. Summit organizers developed this unique format due to feedback from previous participants asking for more time to interact with each other in dynamic ways. Submissions for concurrent sessions will be accepted now through January 29, followed by the voting process from March 1 – 10. The Summit theme, “What Makes Food Good?”, is a complex, multifaceted question with no one correct answer. If you have an idea, be it biological, cultural, nutritional, or philosophical, consider submitting a proposal for a concurrent session. See you in June!