FoodCon, a conference that will focus on the intersection of Food, Sustainability, and Business, will be held at the The McColl Building and the adjacent Kenan Center on the campus of UNC on Friday, November 21st, 2014.
Hosted by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in partnership with Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, the conference is open to students, faculty, professionals, and community members. Tickets are $15 for students and $30 for non-students.
Scott Nichols of Verlasso, a sustainable salmon farm in Patagonia, Chile, will deliver the opening keynote address, while Larry LeSeuer, the CEO of WISErg, a company dedicated to harvesting and converting food waste into fertilizer, will deliver a closing address.
The conference will cover a variety of topics that address food and sustainability from a business perspective, with sessions including
- Global Seafood; Opportunities for Innovation
- Land Access, Security, and Conservation Finance
- Local Meets Conventional Food Supply Chains
- Food Systems and Technology
- Agribusiness in Africa
- Refine your Pitch: Watch and learn as start-ups pitch to VCs
- How Safe if Your Food?
- Food Policy and Health
For a copy of the agenda, and information about how to purchase tickets, visit FoodCon’s website at http://mbafoodcon.com/agenda/
For questions contact Elisa Elkind at firstname.lastname@example.org