Brian Roe speaking at 2017 Food Tank Summit

Brian Roe is among the speakers at the sold-out 2017 Food Tank Summit on Food Waste in New York City on Sept. 13.

The event will include panel discussions, speakers from around the world and keynote speakers moderated by journalists from The New York Times, Vice, Bloomberg, Modern Farmer, and more. Within just four hours of announcing the event, Food Tank received four-times more applications than there are seats.

The entire NYC Food Tank Summit can also be viewed remotely via Facebook Live and live on Additionally, Food Tank will be featuring backstage interviews with speakers all day using Instagram Live and Periscope/Twitter Live. After the event, all videos will be immediately archived on Food Tank's YouTube Channel.

Audiences will be able to participate in extended question-and-answer sessions with topics ranging from leveraging capital to fund innovations and fill research gaps, to forging creative partnerships, and encouraging behavior change.

Research indicates that as much as 40% of our food supply is wasted, with collateral damage that includes economic loss, unnecessary food insecurity as well as climate and environmental issues. Major contributors to the issue include confusion about food expiration labels, local composting rules, and liability surrounding food donations.

Following the national event the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative Conference and Webinar will take place on Sept. 15, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

Participants can participate in a full day of programming in person at the 4-H Center for a registration fee of $20.00, which includes lunch. Students may attend for free but registration is required. A complimentary live stream will be available for those that cannot join us in person. Live stream participants must register in advance.