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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:

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.  


UFWH Summit


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

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2019 UFWH Summit
March 15-16, 2019
Portland, ME

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.


Building A Future Without Hunger & Food Waste!

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Trash Hunger, Not Food

UFWH and The Campus Kitchens Project partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation to create a unique toolkit found at www.campusfoodwaste.org

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.