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

What do Americans want from their Food?

What do the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable food system look like in the new political landscape? Where are the new levers of change for policy and business? How can we engage consumers to encourage companies and governments to provide the healthful and delicious food everyone wants to eat. And what role can chefs and other leaders in the culinary industry play?

Join leading strategists, business executives, policy makers, nonprofit directors, consumer behavior specialists, philanthropists and other leaders for one of the most important, impactful and inspiring gatherings of the year.

Check back soon for agenda and lineup details. 

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Archive: 2016 JBF Food Conference

Our 2016 conference explored the making of a food movement. See archived video and the list of speakers.  


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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.


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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.