12th Mini Summit on
Global Food Systems

Greetings from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture!


We look forward to hosting the 12th Mini Summit on Global Food Systems at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, USA.

Date:
October 27-29, 2019

 

Location:

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

241 S College St, Auburn AL 36830, USA

 

REGISTRATION & HOTEL BOOKING

REGISTER FOR MINI-SUMMIT


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

According to the Global Food Systems Research Consortium Join Letter of Intent, Auburn University will be covering the cost of lodging for up to five (5) faculty from each of the other participating institutions. The College of Agriculture Office of Global Programs (OGP) will utilize the event registration report to identity the five (5) faculty from each participating institution and secure rooms on their behalf.

All additional participants (faculty and/or students) will be emailed and directed to a web link where they can reservation hotel rooms online one their own.

Participating Institutions

Auburn University

National Taiwan Ocean University

Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Shanghai Ocean University

University of Georgia

University of Maryland

Agenda (Tentative)

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

5:30-8:00   Welcome Dinner


Monday, October 28th, 2019

8:00-8:30   Registration

8:30-9:15   Opening Ceremony

9:15-9:30   Group photo

9:30-10:30   Food Technology

10:30-10:45   Break

10:45-11:40   Aquaculture

11:40-12:00   Roundtable discussion

12:00-1:30   Lunch, Poster session

1:30-3:30   Nutrition/Agriculture

(Exec meeting)

3:30-4:00   Break

4:00-5:00   Risk Assessment

(Poster Judge meeting)

5:00-5:30   Roundtable Discussion

5:30-7:00   Dinner


Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

8:30-10:00   Food Safety/Toxicology

10:00-10:20   Break

10:20-11:20   Sustainability/Food safety

11:20-11:40   Roundtable discussion

11:40-12:00   Closing Remark

12:00-1:30   Lunch

1:30-5:00   Tours

5:30   Dinner

Directions

Participants can fly to either Atlanta, Birmingham or Montgomery to come to Auburn. However, we suggest flying into ATL and either renting a vehicle or taking a shuttle. Shuttles are available only from Atlanta airport and run almost every hour. The detailed schedule can be found at https://groometransportation.com/auburn/#gt-auburnsched-1. Below is the information for those who wants to drive to Auburn.

FROM ATLANTA & ATLANTA HARTSFIELD JACKSON AIRPORT:

Take I-85 South towards Montgomery. Travel approximately 103 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, bear right onto College Street. Travel another 3.5 miles. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the right side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.

Please keep in mind Auburn University is in Central time zone and Atlanta is in Eastern Time zone so you want to factor that while purchasing airlines ticket.

FROM MONTGOMERY:

Take I-85 North towards Auburn. Travel approximately 49 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto College Street. Go approximately 3.5 miles. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the right-hand side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.

FROM BIRMINGHAM:

Take US Highway 280 East approximately 110 miles. Make a right onto Highway 147, and follow it five miles to Auburn. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the left, directly across from Draughon Library.