Detroit Food 2018

Detroit Food 2018

It Takes A Village:
Reclaiming our power in the food system

Thursday, March 8-Friday, March 9
Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center
Alfred A. Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies
460 W. Baltimore Ave, Detroit, MI 48202



Detroit Food 2018 will be the 8th annual Detroit Food Summit held by DFPC. DFPC hosts this annual conference to increase awareness about our food system, and develop strategies for building a healthier food system in Detroit. Detroit Food brings together community members, food industry workers, advocates, researchers and policy makers.


Become a Sponsor

Businesses looking for creative and engaging ways to make a difference in the lives of Detroit community members are invited to partners with DFPC (Detroit Food Policy Council) to create a powerful community impact. Sponsors are invited to participle in Detroit Food 2018 to help to provide community education and raise awareness about the local food system.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities see our Sponsorship Packages, or contact Kibibi Blount-Dorn at or 313-833-0398

Propose a Workshop

We invite individuals, businesses, organizations and institutions to propose breakout sessions for Detroit Food 2018. Workshops and presentations will be held on both days of the summit.  Proposals for poster presentations are also being accepted.

Proposals should be submitted by Midnight, Monday, January 8, 2018.  Chosen workshops and posters will receive one (1) complimentary Standard Summit Registration per presenter, per session, to account for multiple presenters on panels, which includes all conference materials and meals. 

Workshops must be at least, 50 minutes long and, no more than 55 minutes long.

Note: Selected workshop presenters agree to help with conference publicity on at least two occasions well in advance of the conference. Sample announcements for various media (such as Facebook and Twitter posts) will be available for your use.

We request that your proposals reflect the theme of the summit, which is: “It Takes a Village: Reclaiming Our Power in the Food System.” Your proposal should address one of the following areas of content: Policy, Economics, Health, Food Access, Culture, or Sustainability. Your workshop or poster presentation should answer one of the following questions:

How is the food system being changed?
How is the way our community interacts with the food system being changed?
How is the food system changing the city or other systems?

More information is available in the Request for Workshop Proposals. To propose a workshop for Detroit Food 2018 complete the Request for Workshop Proposals and return to us, or fill out the Online Request for Proposals Form.

Workshop Proposals are due by midnight on Monday, January 8.

Program Ads

Ad space is availabe in the program book for Detroit Food 2018. To purchase an ad submit the Program Book Ad Reservation Form and a high-resolution press-quality PDF, send to with the subject line: Program Book Ad. Program book ads must be submitted by January 27, 2018 in order to be included in the Detroit Food 2018 program book. Please contact Kibibi Blount-Dorn with questions, or 313-833-0396.


Registration for Detroit Food 2018 will open January 24.


Volunteer opportunities will be available at Detroit Food 2018. Check the Detroit Food 2018 website in February for further details

Past Summits

Detroit Food 2017

Detroit Food 2016

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