Detroit Food 2019: Infrastructure & Innovation Annual Summit

March 7, 2019 – March 8, 2019 all-day
Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center - College for Creative Studies
460 W Baltimore
MI 48202
Detroit Food Policy Council
Kibibi Blount-Dorn


Detroit Food 2019 will be the 9th annual Detroit Food Summit held by DFPC. DFPC hosts this annual conference to increase awareness about our food system, and develop strategies for building a healthier food system in Detroit. Detroit Food brings together community members, food industry workers, advocates, researchers and policy makers.

Become a Sponsor

Businesses looking for creative and engaging ways to make a difference in the lives of Detroit community members are invited to partners with DFPC (Detroit Food Policy Council) to create a powerful community impact. Sponsors are invited to participle in Detroit Food 2019 to help to provide community education and raise awareness about the local food system.

For more information about our sponsorship opportunities see our Sponsorship Package and Community Giving Package, or contact Kibibi Blount-Dorn at

Propose a Workshop

We are currently accepting workshop proposals for Detroit Food 2019. To propose a workshop fill out the Request for Proposals. The deadline for Workshop Proposals is extended to Friday, January 18.


Register Now
We offer a range of registration rates of $30 – $160 so that the conference can be accessible to as many people as possible. This year, in an effort to maintain accessibility for community members to attend the Detroit Food Summit, we are maintaining last year’s registration rates. Please support Detroit Food 2019 by giving as generously as possible with your registration contribution. The true expense of Detroit Food 2019 is $150 per person. We will consider the registration amount you pay in excess of $150 as a tax-deductible gift to Detroit Food Policy Council. Detroit Food 2019 does not offer group rates. Please pay the registration contribution that you can afford for each of your participants. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Friends of the Detroit Food Policy Council receive a discounted registration to Detroit Food 2019. New members who join by Friday, February 22 will receive a discount code that can be used for the Standard Registration.

Early Bird (until February 17) $115
Advocate $160
Standard $130
Friends of DFPC $105*
Senior/Student $60
Youth $30


Volunteers who complete a total of four (4) volunteer hours will have the registration fee for Detroit Food 2018 waived.  Once 4 hours have been signed up for please allow 48 hours to receive the code to waive your registration fee. Volunteer shifts will be posted on the registration site January 25.