The 2018 Summit will be held in New Orleans from Friday, January 12 - Monday, January 15. Events on Friday will be tailored to new cafe operators, those who have never attended a summit, and those would like basic information about the OWEE concept.
We are working to coordinate a full and exciting agenda of activities, including a pay-what-you-can meal, a visit to a community cafe and/or pop-up, a stimulating keynote speaker, expert guest trainers from local universities and nonprofits, panel sessions featuring veteran cafe operators, a celebration dinner, and plenty of time for networking.
The summit will take place at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter. A block of rooms has been reserved, and we will post reservation info soon.
Stay tuned for further updates.
Over the MLK weekend in January, when the nation focuses on social justice, community cafe operators and those interested in starting a cafe meet in a different city each year to discuss how they can more effectively address food insecurity, which affects approximately 795 million people globally and 14% of American households.
Previous One World Everybody Eats summits have been held in Austin, Tampa, Denver, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and New Brunswick, NJ, and have included keynote speakers from Feeding America, Witnesses to Hunger, LA Kitchen, Hunger Free America, the JBJ Soul Foundation, and Panera Cares, the nonprofit foundation started by Panera Bread.
The summit also includes nonprofit board and fund raising training and panel discussions, and there is ample opportunity for attendees to network and learn from one another.
Information about the 2018 Summit will be posted soon.