Recorded presentations now available from 2018 Stakeholders Summit

2018 event sets attendance record; Summit will return to Kansas City in 2019

May 29, 2018 – The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced today that materials from the 2018 Stakeholders Summit, themed “Protect Your Roots,” are now accessible online. The Summit, held May 3-4 in Arlington, Va. attracted 305 attendees, making it the largest Summit to date.

Recorded presentations from the Summit’s 20 expert speakers are available to view at: Videos from the 2016 and 2017 Summits are also available at the same link. Highlights and quotes from the sessions can be accessed at: To request PDFs of presentation slides, contact the Alliance at

“Whether you couldn’t make the event or want to hear the impressive speakers again, we encourage you to watch the presentations from this year’s record-breaking Summit,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “Attendees were presented with new research on consumer preferences and animal welfare, insights on future food trends, tips on how to engage about animal agriculture, strategies to protect against activist threats and more. Each presentation offered advice on how farmers, ranchers and industry professionals can grow into the future.”

Summit session topics included exploring consumer perspectives on food labels, how animal agriculture has changed over the years, the future of consumer choice, working with the media, raised without antibiotics production on animal welfare, radical animal rights extremism and more. The conference agenda and speaker biographies can be viewed at:

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 8-9, 2019 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.
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