UFSS 2020 - Nourishing Cities in a Changing Climate

Thank you to those that attended the 2020 Virtual Urban Food Systems Symposium!
Symposium content will be available for 6 months on the Whova platform.
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Having trouble accessing the virtual platform? Contact us! Email: ufss@ksu.edu 




June 8, 2020 Update
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Urban Food Systems Planning Committee has decided to cancel the in-person symposium in Kansas City and move to a virtual format in October.

While we regret that presenters and attendees won’t get valued face-to-face time this year, we feel this is the best possible option for everyone. We look forward to offering  attendees high-quality professional development content at a lower cost, and exploring new ways to connect and collaborate with colleagues across the country and the World. 

Stay tuned for more information!

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). The symposium 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 you virtually in October!


UFSS Organizing Committee

The 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium will be held virtually. 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


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