Welcome to the 2023 Stanford Food Summit! Hosted by the Stanford Medicine’s Plant-Based Diet Initiative, this day-long conference brings together Stanford researchers to collaborate in creating a more healthful and sustainable world.

The day includes:

  • Keynote: Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat

  • Stanford Plant-Based Diet Initiative seed grant research presentations

  • Expert panelists from across Stanford schools

  • Plant-based lunch and snacks

  • Networking mixers

  • Funding opportunities

  • Breakout sessions

Topics: microbiome, food as medicine, teaching kitchens, seed grant funding opportunities, menus for health and sustainability, healthy school lunches, food and nutrition security, nutrition science, food systems, entrepreneurship, public policy, Stanford research, and more.

Come all day or for a la cart events  

Tentative Schedule

8:00am  Coffee, registration, mingling
8:45am  Opening remarks
9:00am  Ethan Brown keynote speech
9:30am  Plant-Based Diet Initiative Seed Grant Award Winners and their Research
10:30am Networking
11:00am  Panel discussion 1 (topic pending)
12:00pm Plant-based lunch
1:30pm   Panel discussion 2 (topic pending)
2:30pm  Break
3:00pm  Breakout work group sessions with experts (topics pending)
4:00pm  Networking, plant-based snacks, fermented food bar

The 2023 Stanford Food Summit is hosted by the Plant-Based Diet Initiative (PBDI), a research unit of Stanford Medicine made possible through generous funding by Beyond Meat. For more information about research projects and how to apply for seed grants for pant-based diet research, please visit pbdi.stanford.edu.