About the Conference


Save the Date!

October 27 and 28, 2014

Convene Conference Center
730 3rd Avenue, NYC

Our national, invitation-only conference is held over several days each fall. Leading up to the larger gathering, the Foundation conducts smaller regional meetings, or “salons,” around the country to explore related themes. These conversations help identify critical, timely topics percolating in different communities and help us shape the agenda for the national meeting.

Registration fee: $500 (breakfasts and lunches included)

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2013 JBF Food Conference

The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change

Conference Agenda
Speaker Videos

2012 JBF Food Conference

A Crisis in Confidence: Creating a Better, More Sustainable Food World We Can Trust

Conference Agenda
Speaker Videos
Event Photos

2011 JBF Food Conference

Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats

Conference and Leadership Awards Wrap Video

For more information, please contact foodconference@jamesbeard.org.