Alliance to Host 12th Annual Stakeholders Summit in May

February 21, 2013 – Early registration is now available for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 12th annual Stakeholders Summit, to be held May 1-2 in Arlington, VA. This year, the Alliance’s showcase event will explore the theme of “Activists at the Door: Protecting Animals, Farms, Food and Consumer Confidence.”


The Summit is 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 2013 Summit moderator.

Video and audio recordings from the 2012 Summit are available online. The 2012 Summit explored the role tradition and technology play in modern agriculture. Here’s what attendees had to say about Summit:

“Thought provoking, insightful speakers and discussion.”

“Overall, a simply fantastic program!”

“I loved every minute of it!”

“The Stakeholders Summit is an excellent place for networking and to align efforts!”

“I was very impressed with the cross-section of speakers and attendees.”

Early registration for the one-and-a-half day event is $325 for Alliance members and $375 for non-members, $275 for those in government or academia. Media and students interested in registering should contact Emily Meredith. Registration materials and a full event schedule (as of February 15, 2013) can be found on the Summit website.

The Summit will again be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. Rooms are available at a special group rate of $249 per night on the hotel’s website or by calling (703) 717-6200 [Call: (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.

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 #AAA13. For general questions about the Summit please contact summit@animalagalliance.orgor call (703) 562-5160 [Call: (703) 562-5160] .

Get involved:
Show your support for the Alliance’s advocacy efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today! Sponsorship opportunities are available on the Alliance’s website. Contact Emily Meredith, Communications Director at (703) 562-1413 [Call: (703) 562-1413] to find out how to get involved by sponsoring the event or donating to the silent auction.

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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