2014 Local Food Summit
Attendee registration includes access to a full day of panel discussions and workshops, a locally-curated lunch, attendance at the Local Food Producers Hall, as well as our evening reception, featuring locally sourced beer, wine and spirits. Register now for just $45 standard or $35 for Mile High Business Alliance Members! (not a member yet? join us!)
Building on Last Year's Summit
Keynote Speaker: Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, activist and author working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. Her memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in March 2013. Judy is founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café known for its environmental stewardship and leadership in the local food movement. She also founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities. In 2009, Judy sold the White Dog through a unique agreement that preserves local, independent ownership and maintains sustainable business practices, including buying from local farmers and fair trade purveyors, composting and using renewable energy.
More can be found at www.judywicks.com
Who Should Attend?
- Network with farmers, ranchers, restaurateurs, local markets and policy makers
- Conference-style program to build connections between all links in the local food chain.
- Enjoy local food and drink at our Local Food hall, featuring local food sampling from brewers, bakers, coffee roasters and other local food producers.
2014 Summit Details
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: Registration at 9:00 am. Sessions are 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Location: McNicols Civic Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
Registration: $45 standard, $35 MHBA member. All registration is $10 more at the door. Registration is limited to 450 attendees. Reserve your seat now!
Interested in volunteering? In exchange for a 3-hour volunteer shift, we’ll welcome you to participate in the Local Food Summit throughout the rest of the day for no fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in this opportunity. Volunteer slots are limited, and subject to availability.
You can view a complete list of sessions and the schedule for the day here. Thanks to the more than 25 community organizations and leaders who submitted applications!