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Call for Proposals: UVM Food Systems Summit

The 2016 Summit will feature several rounds of concurrent sessions organized by Summit participants. We invite you to propose ideas for concurrent sessions in response to the 2016 Summit theme: "What Makes Food Good?"

Submissions will be accepted January 25 - February 29.

Read the full Call for Proposals

This year, we are piloting a participatory session selection process. Here’s how it will work:

Step 1: You suggest.
Submit your session idea(s) on the Summit website between January 25 and February 29, 2016. Anyone with a scholarly, professional, or personal interest in food systems is invited to submit.

Step 2: You vote. 
Between March 1 and March 10, vote on your favorite session submissions (you do not need to submit a session proposal to vote). The Summit organizing team will use the results of the submission and voting process to build the schedule of concurrent sessions. Successful applicants will be notified by March 21.

Step 3: Come to the Summit! 
This is when you encounter the most difficult challenge: picking which interesting session you will attend! The schedule will also include open slots for the spontaneous creation of sessions. A limited number of need-based travel scholarships will be available to session conveners who do not have a travel budget.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, read the full call for proposals