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May 7-8, 2020, Arlington, Va.

About the Animal Agriculture Alliance

The 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.

About the 2020 Stakeholders Summit

The annual Stakeholders Summit brings top thought leaders in the industry together to discuss hot-button issues and out-of-the-box ideas. The 2019 event was the largest yet, attracting 335 attendees. The Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference attended by a diverse group of decision makers, including representatives from farms, ranches, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislatures, universities and government agencies.

2020 Theme: “Primed & Prepared”

It’s one thing to talk about engaging in the public dialogue about animal agriculture. But what really makes the Stakeholders Summit special are the actionable tools that attendees walk away with. Discussions surrounding animal agriculture don’t always include engagement between key stakeholders in restaurant, retail and foodservice companies, farms and ranches, government agencies, agribusinesses, and agriculture and food associations. Attendees will leave this year’s Summit primed and prepared with the tools they need to take action and be part of any and all conversations that could impact the future of animal agriculture and their business.

Potential Topics

We are seeking presentations that will provide unique and thought-provoking ideas and focus on actionable tools attendees can immediately use and implement. Speakers should include time for a question and answer portion. Potential topics include:

  • Perspectives on key issues in animal agriculture from throughout the food chain
  • Preparing for changing consumer attitudes and preferences
  • Activist tactics and strategies for response
  • Being primed to engage the media, influencers or consumers
  • Out-of-the box ideas to promote or support animal agriculture

Selection Process

Complete and submit the speaker proposal form by November 29, 2019. If you have questions or trouble with the form, contact Hannah Thompson-Weeman at

Our goal is to provide presentations that meet the diverse interests of attendees and fit the Summit theme. We aim to provide specific, action focused workshops that provide attendees with knowledge they can put into action on their farm or in their business. Presentations may not be used to sell products or services.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Animal Agriculture Alliance and notifications will be emailed after the selection process is complete. If selected, your presentation will be promoted on the 2020 Stakeholders Summit website, social media and in Alliance press releases. You will gain valuable professional exposure and networking opportunities as a speaker at this event. Since the Alliance is a nonprofit organization, we are seeking presenters willing to share their expertise without the expectation of payment. The Alliance will provide complimentary Summit registration and reimbursement for travel expenses, if necessary.

Category: Alliance Outreach and Projects

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