Fifth Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium


The symposium seeks to:

•         Create a platform for sharing cutting-edge research and applied learnings from the fields of food scholarship and practice

•         Serve as a venue for the creation of fruitful working relationships across disciplines

•         Create a welcoming space for all who are engaged in the work of supporting and improving food systems of all scales


Types of Programming


The symposium will consist of a diversity of proposed formats: speakers and panelists, presenting original research, as well as workshops, demonstrations, and roundtable discussion groups.


Submissions topic areas include, but are not limited to:

•         Nutrition, diet shifts, and sustainable diets

•         Food, ethics, and religion

•         Market-based solutions and private governance

•         Supply chain management, certification, and multi-stakeholder engagement

•         Food justice and food sovereignty movements

•         Food waste

•         Sustainable agriculture and land use

•         Plant biotechnology and cellular agriculture

•         Global geo-political structure and food security

•         Systems science, industrial ecology, and circular economy

•         Urbanization, land use change, and food systems planning

•         Food policy, farm bill, and government

•         Indigenous food sovereignty


We also welcome ideas that span across categories or do not correspond directly to those outlined.


The symposium draws over 250 students, educators, researchers, farmers, chefs, activists, and business professionals each year.


Submission Instructions


Deadline for submission is July 15th, 2017. Abstracts & Workshop Proposals should be 300 words and include a title and keywords. Please submit online using our submission form.  Accepted proposals will be notified on a rolling basis.


Please refer to the conference website,, for more information. Questions about proposals, workshops, submission, or registration may also be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 2/23/2018
Event End Date 2/24/2018
Individual Price Free
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