A symposium hosted by Coventry University

8th and 9th of September 2021 – Organised by the Centre for Busines in Society, Coventry University, UK

We invite stakeholders across business and society to present, discuss and collaborate in moving forward the sustainable food agenda. Paper presentations and panel discussions will be given by leading thinkers within academia, industry, the charitable sector and grassroots movements to prompt valuable discussion. This year the symposium will be a virtual event. We invite presenters and participants to join virtually.

We welcome submission of abstracts (1 page) from a variety of disciplinary and organisational backgrounds.  6 tracks of topics areas are proposed and detailed below. We are also open to submissions outside these areas.

Tracks A to E of suggested topic areas (further explained in the links below)

A- The evolving crisis of food waste from farm to fork

B- The challenges and solutions to food insecurity and food poverty

C- The increasing presence of digital platforms as sustainable food solutions

D- Reconfiguring community food activities and alternative experiences of producing, consuming and eating

E- Sustainable sourcing and ethical food consumption

F – Decision making in food supply chains: Transitioning to a circular economy

Submission process and deadline:

The deadline for abstract submissions (1 page only) is the 2nd of August

Please submit to futurefoodsymposium@gmail.com . We aim to inform participants by the 11th of August. Successful applicants will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation with time for questions.

A programme for the event will be provided in mid August