UFSS 2020 - Nourishing Cities in a Changing Climate

October 1 & 2, 2020
Farm Tours September 30 – Workshop with Mark Winne October 3
Marriott Country Club Plaza – Kansas City, MO

New Dates Announced
We are pleased to announce that we’ve moved this year’s Symposium to October 1 and 2, with our Urban Farm Tours on September 30 and our workshop with Mark Winne on October 3. Thank you to the Sales Team at Marriott Country Club Plaza, our invited speakers, oral and poster presenters and our sponsors for working with us as we reschedule. If you’ve already registered, you will receive more information soon. 

A message about COVID-19
We closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control, Kansas State University and federal and local governments, and we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our presenters, exhibitors and attendees as we learn more about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are optimistic that the symposium will occur as scheduled with our new October dates (see above) and will update all authors, conference registrants and urban food systems community on any updates. We look forward to seeing everyone in Kansas City in October!


UFSS Organizing Committee


The 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium will be held in Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium includes knowledge on: urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, climate change, nutrition, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty.

Meet our Keynote and Invited speakers for 2020.
Please click here to learn more about our plenary speakers.






The ideal attendee for this symposium includes:

  • Researchers and students
  • Extension educators and faculty
  • Not-for-profit administrators and educators
  • Community Organizers
  • Urban growers
  • Urban planners
  • Urban Food Systems experts
Symposium topics includes:
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Climate change
  • Food production and distribution
  • Community engagement
  • Urban planning and development
  • International perspectives
  • Economic development
  • Food policy and advocacy



Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

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