September 12–13, 2016 (Mon.–Tue.)

Monterey, CA

September 12–13, 2016 (Mon.–Tue.)


Monterey, CA

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Foods Institute is a two-day, invitation-only event designed for a primary audience of national food and environment journalists. The Institute convenes experts in diverse fields of fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, food service, policy and academia to address critical emerging topics in sustainability.

Through a blend of panels, keynote addresses and conversations, the Institute aims to connect speakers with thought-provoking ideas and innovations to share, with people who are in a position to introduce new ideas into the national conversation; and to draw a stronger connection between food production decisions and the health of soil, water, ocean wildlife and the people who produce our food.

2016 marks the 11th year of the Institute, in which each year addresses a wide range of issues related to our global food systems—from aquaculture practices and fisheries management to global food security and the intersection of agriculture and technology.

Over the past decade the Institute has attracted significant media participation each year, including reporters and editors from The Economist, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, The New York Times, TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and notable online media outlets including The Atlantic, Grist and Huffington Post.

The Institute is an invitation-only event, and the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium does not charge a fee to attending journalists. Past speakers and panelists include Jason Clay, Paul Hawken, Wes Jackson, Fred Kirschenmann, Marion Nestle, David Orr, Raj Patel, Maria Rodale, Senator Debbie Stabenow and many others.

The 2016 Sustainable Foods Institute is September 12–13, 2016.

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