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May 22nd, 2018

Guelph, Ontario

Keynote Speaker

Morning Sessions

Keynote Speaker

Solidaridad Network

Arrell Global Food Innovation Award Winner

Afternoon Sessions

Guelph Food Innovations Dinner

Introduced by Anita Stewart, University of Guelph Food Laureate.

Guelph Talks Food & Dessert Reception

The hour-long event will feature seven leading researchers who will present their innovative work in a series of short, engaging talks and finish with a dessert reception at the Art Gallery of Guelph.

The Food from Thought initiative at the University of Guelph is focused on using big data, artificial intelligence, and digital applications to sustainably increase the world’s agricultural productivity. This is your opportunity to hear about cutting-edge research being done as part of the University of Guelph’s largest ever grant: the $77 million Food from Thought Initiative.

Registration for this portion of the summit will be open to the public.

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Guelph Talks Food Speakers:

May 23rd, 2018

Guelph, Ontario

Keynote Speaker

Morning Sessions

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Samuel Myers

Arrell Global Food Innovation Award Winner

Afternoon Sessions

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May 24th, 2018

Toronto, Ontario

Featured speakers include:

  • Galen G. Weston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of George Weston Limited
  • Senior government representation
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental and Aboriginal Rights Advocate
  • Samuel Thevasagayam, Deputy Director Agriculture Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Sir Charles Godfray, Hope Professor of Zoology at Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

With just 22 years before planet Earth is home to 9 billion people, planning for a food secure future requires innovative thinking with contributions from many perspectives. On the Toronto day of the Arrell Food Summit, Galen G. Weston, CEO of Loblaw Companies Ltd., Canada’s largest food retailer, will take the stage to discuss what an innovative future looks like for Canada’s food markets. Participants will hear from Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an environmental and Aboriginal rights advocate who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for her work protecting people and places in the changing North. Sir Charles Godfray is the Hope Professor of Zoology at Oxford University, and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food whose research is dedicated to examining just how we will need to adapt to our changing circumstance. Finally, Samuel Thevasagayam, Deputy Director Agriculture Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share how his work brings innovation to those facing food insecurity today.

After the day’s program, the Arrell Food Institute will host the Arrell Food Innovation Awards Gala, celebrating scientific and community advocacy achievement.

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Though we don’t anticipate significant changes to the program, there is always the possibility of changes before May 22. 

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