Arrillaga Alumni Center, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Hewlett Hall, 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Film Screening A Place at the Table & Panel Discussion to follow

This year’s fourth Stanford Food Summit will build on the three successful annual events.

The first Food Summit, held in the Fall of 2010, demonstrated the breadth and depth of interest in Food issues across the 7 schools of the University (Medicine, Earth Sciences, Business, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Education, and Engineering). The target audience was primarily academics. The second and third Summits opened up the target audience to include community-based food groups/organizations, and included presentations of pilot collaborative research projects in the areas of Hospital Food, Food Bank Food, Farm to School Food, and Food Policy. 

The 2013 summit will provide a forum for focusing on Growing Pathways to Careers in Food Systems. This is in response to substantial input from Stanford students who want to learn more about the types of jobs and careers that are emerging in this dynamic area. More than two dozen speakers, many of them Stanford Alumni, will be discussing their jobs and careers in farming, food production, cooking, food procurement, food entrepreneurship/start-ups, food policy/social justice, and food and health.

Food Summit 4 will feature two separate events, a Day Program (speakers, a showcase of community organizations and scholarly student food projects, a fabulous lunch, and interactive afternoon discussions between panelists and attendees); and an Evening Film Screening of A Place At The Table at Hewlett Hall followed by a panel discussion.


Target audience: Stanford researchers/scholars and community food activists (as well as foundations and government representatives)

Food Summit 4 Day Program:

NOTE: Registration is now CLOSED TO ALL BUT Stanford Students, Faculty and Scholars
To be included, send an e-mail to and in the subject line provide Stanford ID number and SUNet ID and indicate “would like to attend Food Summit”.

To register for the day program, please fill out this online registration form. 

Space limited to 400 seats.

Target audience: General public.

Film Screening: A Place At The Table

To be followed by an expert panel discussion.

No registration required. Just come early to ensure a seat.

Space limited to 500 seats.