IMPORTANT: The 2020 MIT Sustainability Summit will be held virtually on Friday, November 6.
Our team is working hard to finalize our 2020 virtual summit. Please stay tuned for details! In the meantime, we wholeheartedly thank everyone for their support with our event thus far--please stay safe and healthy in these challenging times!
This year's theme is Food for Thought: Leveraging Food for a Sustainable Future
MIT's 12th annual Sustainability Summit, “Food for Thought: Leveraging Food for a Sustainable Future," will explore how innovations are changing the way the world produces, transports, stores, consumes and disposes of food. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the food system as a whole, and think about critical policy and business decisions that can advance a community and region’s economic, social and ecological well-being. More critically, it will dive into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our current global food systems, and the ways we can collectively improve food access and equity.
Our goal is that attendees will leave with a better understanding of what criteria they should apply when evaluating innovative, food-based solutions for environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The MIT Sustainability Summit is an annual student-led event. Now in its 12th year, the Summit features discussions with academia, industry leaders, and expert practitioners. The day's unique focus and depth of content has led to the Summit's growing prominence, and it routinely sells out its 350-seat capacity.
Check out highlights from the 2018 summit!
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