Agenda

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Note:  Due to Covid-19, we have postponed the Forum.  A new date will be announced soon.


8:30 am – 9:00 am                   Registration


9:00 am – 9:10 am                   Welcome


Ray Moreau, Associate Director, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.

Joanna Berens, Food Rescue Chair, Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean/Joanna Berens Hospitality

Elaine Fiore, Beachside Montessori Village/Broward County Schools


9:10 am – 9:45 am                   Icebreaker Networking Session:


A Facilitated Exercise to Foster Networking and Contacts


9:45 am – 10:30 am               Overview of Food Waste Management in Florida:

                                                       A Regulatory and Policy Perspective


Karen Moore, Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Melanie Mason, Food Recovery Specialist, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Barbara Alfano, Sustainability Section Chief, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4

Jill Horwitz, Climate Resilience Specialist, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County


10:30 am – 10:45 am               Break


10:45 am – 11:30 am              Food Waste Case Studies


Creative Approaches for Combatting Food Waste

Dr. John D. Buschman, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University


 Case Study: Reducing Food Waste at Super Bowl LIV

Ellen Bowen, Location Director, Food Rescue US-Miami/Broward


11:30 am – 12:00 pm               Moderated Panel Discussion:


Developing Solutions & Cooperative Partnerships for 

Food Waste Recovery and Diversion


Joanna Berens, Food Rescue Chair, Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean/Joanna Berens Hospitality

Elaine Fiore, Beachside Montessori Village/Broward County Schools

Barbara Sayles, Florida Regional Director, Society of St. Andrew

Sari M. Vatske, MA, CFRE, Executive Vice President, Feeding South Florida


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                 Working Lunch (Lunch Provided)

                                                         Topical Breakout Tables


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm                    Topical Breakout Table Review


2:15 pm – 2:30 pm                    Break


2:30 pm – 3:15 pm                    Panel Discussion – Action Items 


3:15 pm – 3:30 pm                    Forum Wrap Up and Adjournment