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.
October 27-29, 2019
The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
241 S College St, Auburn AL 36830, USA
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.
National Taiwan Ocean University
Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Shanghai Ocean University
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
Sunday, October 27th, 2019
5:30-8:00 Welcome Dinner
Monday, October 28th, 2019
8:30-9:15 Opening Ceremony
9:15-9:30 Group photo
9:30-10:30 Food Technology
11:40-12:00 Roundtable discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch, Poster session
4:00-5:00 Risk Assessment
(Poster Judge meeting)
5:00-5:30 Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
8:30-10:00 Food Safety/Toxicology
10:20-11:20 Sustainability/Food safety
11:20-11:40 Roundtable discussion
11:40-12:00 Closing Remark
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.
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.
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.