View Resource


2016 event sets attendance record; Summit will return to Kansas City in 2017

May 23, 2016 – The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced today that materials from the 2016 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!” are now accessible online. The 2016 Summit, held May 5-6 in Arlington, Va. attracted 250 attendees, making it the largest Summit to date.

Recorded presentations from the Summit’s 28 expert speakers are available to view at: http://agtoday.us/2016-aaa-summit.Presentations from the 2014 and 2015 Summits are also available at the same link. Highlights and quotes from the sessions can be accessed at: http://animalagalliance.org/resourcelibrary/results.cfm?ID=621. To request presentation files, contact the Alliance at info@animalagalliance.org.

“If you weren’t part of the record crowd at this year’s Summit, I strongly encourage you to take the opportunity to watch the recorded presentations,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “Our speakers covered a wide range of topics impacting the future of animal agriculture through the lens of what each of us can be doing to take action for this industry that we are all personally and professionally passionate about. All of our attendees left energized and full of ideas, and we hope to spread that enthusiasm by sharing the top-quality presentations with a broader audience.”

Summit session topics included exploring opinions and preferences of consumers, how animal agriculture can provide solutions to restaurant/retail sector challenges, the 2016 election’s impact on agriculture, engaging with consumers and the media, changing the narrative around antibiotic use, the use of religion in the animal rights debate, using social media to share stories and more. The conference agenda and speaker biographies can be viewed at: http://animalagalliance.org/summit/.

This year’s successful event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, who are listed on the Alliance website.

Next year’s Summit will return to Kansas City May 3-4, 2017 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.

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.

Category: Press Releases

Tag: Stakeholders Summit,