The Future We Grow

December 4th & 5th

Hosted at The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Come Together As We Discuss the Needs of Our Time


Community, Connection, & Thoughtful Dialogue


Regenerative & Collaborative Problem–Solving & Story Telling


A Reimagined & Thriving Food System

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Speaker Highlights

Taylor Keen

Founder Sacred Seed
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Terri Long

Director for Education & Workforce Devlopment N.C. PSI
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Irving Rivera

CEO/Co-Founder Solena
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Dawn Riley

Senior VP External Relations & Strategic Partnerships Project FoodBox
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Maggie Kane

Founder A Place at the Table
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Matthew Kochmann

Founder/CEO Transcend
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Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

CEFS, Alumni Distinguished Undergrad. Prof. Agroecology NC State University
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Charlie McNairy

CEO/CIO Intl. Farming
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Organizations We Believe In

Part of growing a better tomorrow is teaming up with organizations making a difference. Here are a few of our favorites.


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What is the dress code?

You are welcome to wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. While some will be in business casual, you’ll see some jeans and cowboy boots mixed in for sure.

Where should I stay?

Most participants will choose to stay at The Carolina Inn. There are also other hotels nearby such as: AC Hotel By Marriott Chapel Hill Downtown, Graduate, Aloft Chapel Hill, Tru by Hilton Chapel Hill, and others.

Will meals be provided?

Yes, we will be providing lunch Monday and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday at the Carolina Inn.

Will there be transportation options to and from the venue?

For transportation to and from the airport, we recommend utilizing Uber.

How can I request special accommodations for things such as disabilities or dietary restrictions?

Please reach out via email to with special requests.

Who else will be attending the Food Summit?

At Intl. Farming, we believe that echo chambers are counterproductive to progress and that it is crucial to highlight diverse voices and perspectives. Thus, our audience and presenters will include farmers, artists, CEOs, students, agronomists, philanthropists, and non-profits, to name a few.

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