Events

events

The World Food Center leads special events and activities year-round that bring the UC Davis campus together with partners from industry, government, NGOs, and academic institutions.


As part of our mission to connect and convene the UC Davis community around food systems, the World Food Center hosts and sponsors a full calendar of events that represent a broad variety of campus and regional resources. Join the World Food Center at one of our upcoming events and jump start your involvement at UC Davis.

Discover our upcoming events below, visit our events archive to review materials from prior engagements, or learn more about sponsored events through the World Food Center.

Networking Tech Showcase for Seed, Ag and Food Companies

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alumni Center & Conference Center, UC Davis

The World Food Center and Seed Central will team up to host the Networking Tech Showcase for Seed, Ag and Food Companies: Startups, Early Stage and Beyond, which will bring together 40 companies across the food industry to present to and network with the UC Davis Community. Held in association with AgStart, UC Cooperative Extension, the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, Venture Catalyst, and the VINE, this exciting showcase will highlight the best of our region's growing agtech industry. Read more and register here.

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

March 18-20, 2019
UC Davis & Hilton San Francisco Union Square

UC Davis will serve as the Research Partner of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, which will gather 1000+ global agri-food companies, innovators, and investors in San Francisco this March. This sponsorship includes contributions from several campus groups, including the World Food Center, the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, the Graduate School of Management, and Venture Catalyst. The World Food Center will also coordinate an Innovation in Action Tour at UC Davis on March 18 that features a broad selection of our region's agtech innovators and resources. Learn more and register for the conference here.

Aligning the Food System: Nutrition in Animal-Source Foods

May 14-15, 2019
UC Davis

As part of its Aligning the Food System workshop series, the World Food Center will host a workshop on nutrition in animal-source foods in collaboration with the Department of Animal Science and the Program in International & Community Nutrition. With an audience of academic experts from UC Davis and beyond, industry representatives, and international constituents, the workshop will address the impact of animal-source foods on nutrition around the globe.

Aligning the Food System: Solutions for Food Loss & Waste

May 15-16, 2019
UC Davis

This workshop in the World Food Center's Aligning the Food System series will address barriers to developing solutions for food loss and waste from several perspectives in this growing industry. Hosted alongside the Department of Food Science and the Food Loss & Waste Collaborative, the workshop will bring together partners from industry, academia, and beyond to discuss policies surrounding food waste and develop a best practices assessment for public distribution.