Detroit Food 2017

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On Site registration is available for Detroit Food 2017.

Thursday, March 9, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, March 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

What About Food? Film Screening and Dialogue 
Thursday, March 9, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center
Alfred A. Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies
460 W. Baltimore Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The Detroit Food Policy Council holds the summit annually to educate and inspire Detroit citizens about food security and other food related issue in the city. The Summit will help connect those interested in improving the community and their own lives from nutritional and economic standpoints to others with like needs and valuable resources.

Keynote Speakers

Kami Pothukuchi, Ph.D.

Dr. Pothukuchi is associate professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University; founding director of SEED Wayne; and a founding member of the Detroit Food Policy Council. Dr. Pothukuchi‚Äôs research and professional activities have helped create the sub-field of food planning within the broader field of urban planning. 


Mary Lee

Lee is a Deputy Director of PolicyLink; member of the L.A. Food Policy Council; and a practicing attorney with more than 30 years of experience working in communities throughout California, with special emphasis on issues of housing, land use and community economic development. Her work has always focused on the legal rights of low-income people.

Visit the Detroit Food 2017 website for more information on our speakers and program.

Registration Rates
Early Bird (until February 17) $110
Advocate $150
Standard $125
Friends of DFPC $100*
Senior/Student $55 
Youth $25
Film Screening FREE

*Become a member of the Friends of the Detroit Food Policy Council by February 20 to register at the discounted rate.

Scholarships are available, please see  for application and details. 

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel St. Regis, located two blocks from the conference center at a rate of $99/night. Book your stay by March 2 and ask for the Detroit Food Policy Council rate, call (313) 873-3000 or visit

Hotel St. Regis
3071 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI 48202

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