The World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Announces the Opening of the 2019 Iowa Hunger Summit Breakout Session Application Process

02/15/2019

 

The World Food Prize announced today the opening of the breakout session application process for the annual Iowa Hunger Summit.

The Iowa Hunger Summit gathers leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, civic and social clubs, and other individuals and groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger. The annual Iowa Hunger Summit is attended by between 500 to 700 hunger fighters from across the state.

Given the increased demand for opportunities to present at the event, the World Food Prize is starting this application process earlier in order to give all possible participants the opportunity to be considered. This year the Hunger Summit  will feature two types of sessions: Breakout Sessions and Student Breakout Sessions.

  1. Breakout Sessions will provide an opportunity for attendees of the Iowa Hunger Summit to engage in in-depth conversations with a variety of national and state based organizations that host the sessions. Session hosts will offer practical tools for attendees to further involve themselves in combating food insecurity in Iowa and around the world. Breakout Sessions are 45 minutes in length and will take place following the Hunger Summit Luncheon.

  2. Student Breakout Sessions provide an opportunity for high school and middle school students to engage in a conversation with a variety of national and state based organizations that host sessions and offer practical tools for students to further involve themselves in combating food insecurity in Iowa and around the world. Student Breakout Sessions are 45 minutes in length and will take place during the “Morning Panel Sessions” from 10am - 11:45am with the Iowa Hunger Luncheon to follow at 12pm.

Important Dates:

  • Breakout Session Applications for the 2019 Iowa Hunger Summit will close on May 1, 2019

  • Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by June 1, 2019 via the email provided on their submitted form

  • All submissions for Breakout Sessions must be submitted through the 2019 Breakout Session Application Form

For more information on the 2019 Iowa Hunger Summit Breakout Session application process and how to apply, please visit www.IowaHungerSummit.org/APPLY. The 2019 Iowa Hunger Summit will take place in Des Moines, IA on Monday, October 14.

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 48 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

ABOUT THE IOWA HUNGER SUMMIT: The Iowa Hunger Summit is a grassroots event, free and open to the public, which gathers Iowa citizens fighting hunger for a day of workshops, keynote speakers and a Hunger Luncheon, where guests sample meals used by organizations in hunger-fighting efforts at home and abroad. For more information, please visit www.iowahungersummit.org.

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