Food Tank, in collaboration with the Discovery Partners Institute, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Chicagoland Food & Beverage, Chartwells (Compass Group), and IL Agri-Food Alliance, is hosting a Summit focusing on technology and the future of our food systems, highlighting the technological innovations created in Illinois or by Illinois-based companies and individuals.
U.S. Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03)
U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08)
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton
Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Rick Bayless
Sam Acho, ESPN sports analyst, a nine-year veteran of the NFL, a Vice President of the NFL Players Association, author
Ertharin Cousin, Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future
Bill Jackson, Executive Director, Discovery Partners Institute
Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
Ariel Cheung, Journalist Chicago Tribune
Brett Chase, Environmental Journalist, Chicago Sun-Times
Monica Eng, Journalist & Podcast Host, AXIOS
Mike Sula, food writer, Chicago Reader
Michelle Relerford, Weekday Morning Co-Anchor, NBC 5 News
Michael Hirtzer, Ag Reporter, Bloomberg
Jean-Pierre Comte, President, Barilla USA.
Maryann Brydak, CIO, Feeding America
Luke Saunders, Founder and CEO, Farmer’s Fridge
Lucie Basch, Co-founder, Too Good To Go
Alan Reed, Executive Director, Chicagoland Food and Beverage Coalition
Tyler Strom, Executive Director, The Illinois Agri-Food Alliance
Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer, S2G Ventures.
Karen Sauder, President, Global Client and Agency Solutions, and also Site Lead for Google Chicago.
Shayna Harris, Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital.
Marc Zornes, Founder, Winnow
Natalie Shmulik, CEO, The Hatchery Chicago
Mark Kaplan, Co-Founder, Envisible
Osayanmo Osarenkhoe, Co-Founder, ClearCOGS
Anthony Edwards, Co-Founder, EatOkra
Beth Conerty, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory and the Food Science Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant .
Kerri McClimen, Vice President, Niman Ranch/Perdue
Shelby Parchman, Chief Operating Officer, FamilyFarmed
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