IU Food Summit

The Indiana University Food Summit will bring together students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss how the university should define and track local and sustainable food for the campus. 

Event Details

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Date: Thursday, April 10 
Time: 3-5 PM 
Location: Fountain Square Ballroom located at 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. 


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12:00-12:30 PM — Introductions and Overview (Lunch is served) 

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Summit Goals and Timeline

12:30-1:00 PM — First Breakout: Where We Are Now?

  • How do we define local/sustainable food currently?
  • What challenges and opportunities does purchasing local/sustainable food present?
  • What perceived benefits would a local/sustainable food procurement policy provide?

1:00-1:30 PM — Presentations: Case Studies in Defining and Tracking Local/Sustainable Food 

  • Background and impetus for defining and tracking local/sustainable food
  • Case studies: Emory University, Michigan State University, University of Vermont, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Real Food Challenge: framework, progress and limitations

1:30-2:15 PM — Second Breakout: Where Do We Want to Go?

  • How should we define local/sustainable food on the IUB campus?
  • What would an ideal situation look like?
  • Setting priorities and evaluating the frameworks
  • Based on this definition, how will we track local/sustainable food?
  • Do we need a formal local/sustainable food policy?
  • Group share-out

2:15-2:25 PM — Break for Coffee/Treats 

2:25-3:10 PM — Third Breakout: How Do We Get There?

  • What infrastructure do we need to support the process of defining and tracking local/sustainable food on the campus?
  • People, resources, budget, etc.
  • Who else should be in the room?
  • Who should be leading this effort?
  • What are our next steps?
  • Group share-out

3:10-3:30 PM — Wrap-up, Questions and Comments


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