Alliance to Host 11th Annual Stakeholders Summit in May

Theme Will Celebrate Role of Tradition and Technology in Agriculture


February 29, 2012 – Early registration is now available for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s eleventh annual Stakeholders Summit, to be held May 2-3 in Arlington, VA. This year, the Alliance’s showcase event will explore the theme of “Real Farmers Real Food: Celebrating Tradition and Technology”.

The Summit is truly a one-of-a-kind conference that is attended by a diverse group of decision makers, including representatives from farms, ranches, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislators, universities and government agencies. The Alliance welcomes Tom Brand, Executive Director of the National
Association of Farm Broadcasting, as the 2012 Summit moderator.
Video and audio recordings from the 2011 Summit are available online. Past Summits have explored the impact of activism on our nation’s food security and strategies to strengthen consumer outreach efforts.
Here’s what past attendees had to say about Summit:
“Thought provoking, insightful speakers and discussion.”
“ Fantastic learning opportunity!”
“Jam-packed with information.”
“Excellent opportunity to network and exchange ideas.”
Early registration for the one-and-a-half day event is $325 for Alliance members and $375 for non-members. The Alliance is offering a special rate of $275 for those in government or academia. Registration materials and a full event schedule will be updated on the Summit website. An adjunct legal workshop will be offered for an additional fee of $50 on May 3 to explore best practices when responding to activist-driven litigation.
The Summit will again be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. Rooms are available at a special rate group rate of $239 on the hotel’s website or by calling (703) 717-6200. Conveniently located in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, the hotel is within walking distance of the Ballston Metro Station and just four miles away from Reagan National Airport.
New for 2012, the Alliance will welcome Summit attendees and special guests for a special 25th Anniversary celebration during the evening of May 2.
This year’s Summit will be social! Summit updates will be posted on the Alliance’s Facebook page and attendees are also encouraged to tweet about the event using the hashtag #AAA12. For general questions about the Summit please contact or call (703) 562-5160.
Get involved:
Show your support of the Alliance’s advocacy efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today! Sponsorship opportunities are available on the Alliance’s website. Contact Catharine Kuber, Membership Services Manager at (703) 562-1414 with any questions about becoming a event sponsor.

About the Alliance:
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation. Find the Alliance on Facebook and Twitter.

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