Introducing the Virtual 2021 UFWH Summit
The theme One Health. One Planet. was conceived even before the pandemic, but the conversation could not come at a more crucial moment. The world continues to teeter on the precipice of a climate crisis, the risks of food insecurity has increased exponentially, and we will be marking a solemn anniversary when the reality of the pandemic began, closing us off from each other and shutting down our economies in March 2020.
The year 2021 will be about resilience and resurgence, both planetary and human, and our hope is the conference will provide attendees with tools, information, and knowledge to collectively forge ahead as solutionists. Our presenters and panelists will speak to a broad array of topics covering human health, the planet, and their inherent connectivity. Keynote speakers include:
- William Dietz, Director of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at George Washington University
- Dr. Rattan Lal, winner of the 2020 World Food Prize for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that restores and conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change
- Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute
Interactive sessions feature speakers and panelists discussing health equity, food security, innovations for addressing climate change, the power of student activism and advocacy locally and globally, the benefits of food hubs, and the interconnectivity of health and planet just to name a few.
Why attend an UFWH Summit?
Each year, hundreds of students, administrators, and leaders from the private and public sectors from around the world come together to network, share best practices and inspiration, listen to world-renowned keynote speakers and honor extraordinary student leaders under the umbrella of Universities Fighting World Hunger. The Summit has been hosted at various campuses around the world including George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Guelph University in Ontario, Canada, and the National University of Agriculture (UNA) in Honduras.
The 2021 UFWH Summit will be held virtually for the health and safety of conference participants due to COVID-19. The Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University and the University of California are providing a virtual conference experience at no cost to students which will allow for broader access.
To register for the 2021 virtual conference, visit https://worldfoodcenter.ucdavis.edu/summit2021.
Each year hundreds of students, representing UFWH activities at campuses around the world, gather to share best practices and inspiration, listen to world-renowned keynote speakers and honor extraordinary student leaders. The Summit has been hosted at various campuses around the world – including George Washington University in Washington DC, Guelph University in Ontario, Canada and National University of Agriculture (UNA) in Honduras.
2020 UFWH Summit
March 19-20, 2020
University of Kentucky
2019 UFWH Summit
March 15-16, 2019
THANK YOU, to University of Southern Maine for a GREAT SUMMIT!!!
2018 UFWH Summit
March 16-17, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
THANK YOU, to University of Illinois for a GREAT SUMMIT!!!
2017 UFWH Summit
Summit2: One Movement. Exponential Impact.
2016 UFWH Summit:
From Poverty to Promise
Nearly 400 university students, faculty, administrators, and leaders from the private and public sectors gathered at the University of Missouri – Columbia for the 11th Annual Summit from February 25-27. Keynote speakers included World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini and Journalist and author Roger Thurow. Interactive sessions featured panels of experts as well as students sharing best practices. Topics ranged from a how-to session tutorial on developing state-wide Hunger Dialogues to discussions on mitigating hunger through social protection, innovative solutions through public-private partnerships and how the media treats hunger.
Summit 2016 Media