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July 13, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Johnson & Wales University

Slow Food Leader Summit

Come shape the future of the food movement! The Slow Food Leader Summit is a morning of small thematic meetings, a keynote address and breakout discussions, a reception and networking, followed by the kick-off opening party open to the public.

This summit is designed for food movement leaders: farmers and producers, Slow Food community leaders and organizational partners, chefs and other food leaders. If you want to expand your network and be an active voice in the future of food, don’t miss this summit!

Tickets are $200 for members and $250 for non-members. That ticket includes the Leader Summit, ticket to the opening party, discount to local hotels, discount to other ticketed events, and membership (if registering as a non-member).

Leader Summit Schedule

Morning Sessions

Dig into engaging topics in small group sessions. Pick one of these exciting sessions. 9-10:30am.

The Conscious Carnivore
Eliminating Hunger
Food Activism Beyond the Fork
Set Sail on the Ark of Taste
Slow Food in the Caribbean
Slow Travel
Stepping Up for Rural Communities
Voices of Indigenous Youth

Picnic lunch

Enjoy chatting with new friends over a delicious vegetarian lunch. Details. 11am-12:15pm.

The Future of the Food Movement

Join leading voices in food to discuss the future of the food movement. Details. 12:30-2:00pm.

Breakout Discussions

After being inspired by the session on the future of the food movement, it’s time to dive into small-group discussions. Details. 2-4pm.

Aperitivo + Food Swap

After a day of inspiring talks and challenging conversations, we break for an aperitivo and food swap. Details. 4-4:45pm.



  • Rick Bayless
  • Ben Burkett
  • Ann Cooper
  • Deb Eschmeyer
  • John Ikerd
  • Raj Patel
  • Woody Tasch
  • Jeff Tripician
  • Paolo Di Croce
  • Danone North America
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Slow Food California
  • Meatless Monday
  • Adventure Canada
  • Gray Line
  • Niman Ranch
  • Rosenberg's
  • Teatulia Organic Teas
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard