Registration for PUSH Conference

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The PUSH Leaders Forum “Unlocking the Power of PUSH” will be held March 15-16, 2018 as a high-level pre-conference, extending over two half-days leading up to the 14th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. This is a critical meeting of administrators and representatives from universities across the world, having discussions on the work being done and future directions of PUSH.


Additionally, the PUSH Leaders Forum provides an opportunity to:

  • learn about leading-edge food and nutrition security initiatives from distinguished speakers, with implications for collective action
  • share information about the food and nutrition security work that is being carried out on your respective campuses
  • network with other PUSH colleagues at a reception and dinner hosted by University of Illinois System


The conference will wrap up with a joint workshop with the attendees for UFWH about design-thinking, where we will discuss using the creative strategies designers use to apply to solving world problems such as hunger.  You won’t want to miss this innovative workshop.

PUSH Leaders Forum program

15-16 March 2018
Thursday, March 15
11:00 AM Registration opens
11:30 AM Welcome lunch
1:00 PM Keynote presentation/panel
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Keynote presentation/panel
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM University of Illinois food insecurity initiatives/networking
6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Banquet (spouses invited) Speaker: Ertharin Cousin
Friday, March 16
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Keynote presentation
9:00 AM Service event for spouses Host: Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones
9:30 AM Break
9:45 AM PUSH business meeting
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Design thinking  workshop and lunch Joint session with UFWH attendees
1:30 PM PUSH Leaders Forum adjourns