The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Press Room Schedule of Events and Hours

During World Food Prize Week press and media partners are required to check in at the press room when arriving onsite for the first time. Press and media partners are required to present an ID to pick up World Food Prize Week credentials. 

  • Verified members of the press will need to produce a valid press badge in order to collect their credentials for access to any events during the World Food Prize Week of Events. If you do not have a valid press pass onsite at the event you will not be permitted entry. 
  • For event security purposes, event organizers cannot guarantee entry to media that have not registered ahead of time.

Monday, October 15

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Press Room in use for WFP Video Recordings
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Press Room in use for WFP Video Recordings

Wednesday, October 17

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Press Room in use for WFP Video Recordings
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. David Beckmann Press Conference
    • Press have the opportunity to speak with Rev. David Beckmann, a 2010 World Food Prize Laureate
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Appplication Recipient Press Conference
    • Press have the opportunity to speak with the 2018 Norman Borlaug Field Award Recipient

Thursday, October 18

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Press Room in use for WFP Video Recordings
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2018 Laureate Press Conference
    • Press have the opportunity to speak with the 2018 Laureates Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro. 

Friday, October 19

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • 9:30 a.m. Global Farmer Network Press Conference
    • Members of the Global Farmer Roundtable will be joined by Peter Haas from the State Department. He is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations in the Bureau of Economic Affairs. He’ll discuss the importance of trade to food security and global development.  

    • The recipient of the Global Farmer Network’s 2018 Kleckner Award, Georgina “Gina” Gutierrez will talk about what she’s learned since she began  promoting the dairy industry on social media, from her fifth-generation family farm in Mexico. She has nearly 30,000 followers on her Facebook page, La Vida Láctea.

    • Two other farmer delegates to this year’s Global Farmer Roundtable will also comment on the event.

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