As the IKnowFood 4-year research programme reaches its pinnacle, the team are holding a conference to share their findings with key stakeholders in the food system and to listen to their thoughts.
There will be a range of people attending the event from researchers to consumers, farmers and business stakeholders. The aims of the conference are to;
- Identify an agenda (key features, mechanisms etc.) for building a resilient UK Food System
- Share the work of IKnowFood
- Launch the IKnowFood Food System Resilience Network (FSRN)
During the conference you will be treated to several leading keynotes on the topic of what makes a resilient UK food system? IKnowFood will also present its work on co-creating technologies with farmers, governance in value chains and approaches to influencing consumer food choice, and there will be a series of breakout sessions to discuss what characteristics and interventions are required for a resilient UK food system.
This collective intelligence event will be over two days, finishing by 3.00 pm on the 18th September. The event is free to attend but is RSVP only (to enquire about attending email firstname.lastname@example.org). On the early evening of the 17th they will be launching a Food Resilience Network, which aims to bring together different parts of the food system in a series of workshops, exhibitions and presentations.
In a bid to support local enterprises and sustainable business, catering throughout the conference will be provided by the award winning The Clink social enterprise, whose aim is to reduce re-offending through the training and rehabilitation of prisoners in partnership with Centerpoint. Toast Ale, brewed with fresh surplus bread will be among the refreshments served at the evening reception.