The 2017 JBF Food Summit will take place October 23 and 24, 2017 in New York City. 

At our 2016 conference, we looked at the state of the food movement and strategized ways to maximize impact and efficiency. In 2017, nine months into a new administration, we will bring in leading strategists, experts, policy makers, and organizations to take stock of shifts that may be occurring in the policy, investment, philanthropy, and grass-roots efforts to continue advancing the food movement. Plan to join us to reflect, assess, and design action for setting and achieving goals in a new political environment.

Check back soon for agenda and lineup details. 


2016 JBF Food Conference: Now Trending: The Making of a Food Movement

Miss any of the 2016 JBF Food Conference? Catch up on the action through our livestream archive.

For a full list of speakers, please visit our agenda.

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Related Events

The 2015 JBF Leadership Awards

The JBF Leadership Awards coincide with the annual JBF Food Summit, taking place during the evening of the first day of the summit, in New York City.

The 2016 JBF Leadership Awards ceremony and dinner, co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, took place at the Hearst Tower on October 17. Our five honorees—visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world—presented at the JBF Food Conference.


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“The James Beard Foundation Food Conference was a catalyst for realizing the necessity to capitalize on intelligent, committed entrepreneurs in the food system by formally creating a venture fund to meet the growing needs of this good food sector.” 

—Jason Ingle, Founder, Closed Loop Capital and Greener Partners

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View footage from our 2015 Food Conference and 2014 Food Conference.