2017 Tufts Food Systems Symposium Program

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10-11 am Keynote address and conversation

  • The keynote speaker will be Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s and founder of Daily Table in Dorchester.
  • Sasha Purpura, executive director of Food for Free, will join Doug in conversation after the keynote address.

11-12 am Panel discussion

Panelists will discuss intersections of food waste and food insecurity from various perspectives around the food system. The roundtable-style discussion will be moderated by Lauren O’Brien and Kristin Sukys (Friedman School of Nutrition)

  • Mark Alston-Follansbee (Somerville Homeless Coalition)
  • Megan Lehnerd (Friedman School of Nutrition)
  • Winton Pitcoff (Massachusetts Food System Collaborative)
  • Norbert Wilson (Friedman School of Nutrition)

12-1 pm Luncheon and facilitated table conversations

Tufts Dining will provide a vegan/vegetarian lunch for all attendees registered before March 30. After that date you should still register here although we cannot guarantee a full lunch.

Over lunch, you’ll be able to participate in informal table conversations about a range of topics relating to food waste and food insecurity, facilitated by leaders of community and campus organizations working in those areas.

1-2 pm Poster session and mini-expo

Visit tables by campus and community groups and find out more about food-related student research from around Tufts University.

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