Engagements

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Food Directions is often tapped to speak at conferences, events, and webinars. Check out our upcoming and recent speaking engagements here.

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Maggie Gentile, National Restaurant Association, via Webinar, Menu Labeling implementation, July 28, 2016
  • Maggie Gentile, SNAC International, via Webinar, Nutrition Facts Panel, July 20, 2016
  • Maggie Gentile, Apple Processors Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, June 19-20, 2016
  • Beth Johnson, National Restaurant Assocaiton, Financial Officers & Tax Executives Study Group, Denver, CO, June 17, 2016
  • Beth Johnson, American Mothers, Washington, DC, April 25, 2016
  • Beth Johnson, American Spice Trade Association, Scottsdale, AZ, April 11, 2016
  • Beth Johnson, US Department of State, Food Safety Outlook, March 2016
  • Maggie Gentile, National Restaurant Association Nutrition Executive Study Group meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, March 16-17, 2016
  • Beth Johnson, US Department of State, Food Safety Outlook, March 2016
  • Beth Johnson, Snaxpo, Houston, TX, March 21, 2016
  • Maggie Gentile, The Potato Expo, Consumer impact on the evolution of the snack food market, Las Vegas, NV, January 11, 2016
  • Beth Johnson, Food Safety Consortium, November 18, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association’s Emerging Leaders Forum, Regulatory Update, Washington, DC, October 27, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, Food & Drug Law Institute’s Food Advertising & Litigation Conference, Chicago, IL, September 24, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Nutrition and the Restaurant Industry, Nashville, TN, October 2, 2015
  • Maggie Sommers, National Restaurant Association, Online, PHOs: What it means for the Restaurant Industry, July 9, 2015
  • Maggie Sommers, Snack Food Association, Online, PHOs: What it means for Snack Makers, June 28, 2015
  • Maggie Sommers, Apple Processors Association, Palm Beach, FL, Food Landscape Update, June 23, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, Consumer Federation of America National Food Policy Conference, April 22, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, Food and Drug Law Institute Webinar, Online, Menu Labeling Final Rules, January 20, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, Vending Machine Labeling- Are Manufacturers Prepared?, February 4, 2015
  • Beth Johnson, TraceGains Webinar, Online, Menu and Vending Labeling Final Rules, January 201
  • Beth Johnson, TraceGains Webinar, Online, What is Safe Food? Participating in the GMO conversation, December 5, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Food Safety Consortium, Schaumburg, IL Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop, November 20, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Food Safety Consortium, Schaumburg, IL, USDA Food Safety Reform Workshop, November 20, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Women in Agribusiness Summit, New Orleans, LA, Impact of Policy on Agribusiness, October 7, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, Food Safety Modernization Act Update- A Webinar with Food Directions, July 29, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, Genetically Modified Organism Labeling- A Webinar with Food Directions, June 3, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, Ingredients and Naturally Occurring Chemicals- A Webinar with Food Directions, May 15, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, School Environment- A Webinar with Food Directions, April 30, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, National Food Policy Conference, Washington, DC, The Changing Landscape of the Farm Bill, April 23, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, Front of Package Labeling- A Webinar with Food Directions, April 15, 2014
  • Beth Johnson & Maggie Sommers, Miami University’s Student Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Oxford, OH, Public Policy Matters, April 4, 2014
  • Maggie Sommers, Miami University’s Student Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Oxford, OH, Building your Professional Presence On and Offline, April 3, 2014
  • Maggie Sommers, Miami University’s Student Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Oxford, OH, Food Policy 101, April 3, 2014
  • Maggie Sommers, Ohio Nutrition Council Biennial Meeting, Columbus, OH, Navigating Food Policy Issues, April 2, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Snack Food Association, Online, Labeling- A Webinar with Food Directions, March 27, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, National Frozen Pizza Institute Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Nutrition Facts Panel: Rewriting 20 Year Old Rules, March 24, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, SNAXPO Snack Food Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, Legislation & Regulations Facing the Snack Industry, March 3, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, TraceGains, Imminent Labeling Changes- a Webinar with Food Directions, February 26, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Washington, DC, Pulse of the Industry: What’s Trending in 2014? Day: Trend Watch: The Real Movers & Shakers in the Food Business in 2014, February 10, 2014
  • Beth Johnson, Food Safety Consortium, Schaumburg, IL, Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop, December 5, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Food Safety Consortium, Schaumburg, IL, Food Safety Modernization Act in Food Service, December 5, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association’s 4th Fall Symposium,  New Brunswick, NJ, Who’s Driving Your Reputation, October 23, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Snack School, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, Food Policy and the Snack Food Industry, October 14, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Global Food Safety & Quality Conference, Chicago, IL, Anticipated Labeling Legislation and Regulations, July 24, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Consumer Behavior and FDA Regulation of Food, Drugs and Tobacco: A Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Dialogue, Washington, DC, A Look Ahead: Future Opportunities and Challenges, July 24, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, AgriGold Hybrids Conference, Champaign, IL, GMO Labeling:  Will Labeling Cause Consumers to Demand More Non-GMO Products?, June 27, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, TraceGains, Webinar, Looking Ahead: Anticipated labeling legislation and regulations, June 20, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers & Ellen Swary (2013 Summer Intern), Miami University, Oxford, OH via Skype, Global Food Policy Issues, June 10, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Miami University, Oxford, OH via Skype, Food Issues 101, May 3, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Food and Drug Law Institute, Washington, DC, Interagency Dynamics, April 24, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Food Policy Conference, Washington, DC, Moderator, Future of Food Shopping, April 15, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Snaxpo, Tampa, FL, Changes in Labeling-How to Help Educate Consumers and the Impact on the Snack Food Industry, March 18, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Snaxpo, Tampa, FL, DC’s Cluttered Food Environment, March 18, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Snyder’s-Lance Ag Summit, Hilton Head Island, SC, Food Policy Environment: What you need to know to Navigate, February 28, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Miami University, Oxford, OH via Skype, Food Policy 101, February 26, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, 2013 Indiana Agribusiness Conference & Expo, Perspectives on Farm Policy Outlook in the 113th Congress, Indianapolis, IN, February 25, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, Sweetener Colloquium, Bonita Springs, FL, The Regulatory Environment, February 13, 2013
  • Beth Johnson, International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Forum, Orland, FL, Harmful or Healthy, the bitter truth about sugar, January 29, 2013
  • Maggie Sommers, Snack School, Philadelphia, PA, Government Regulations and the Snack Food Industry, October 8, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA, Why can’t we all work together?  Food industry vs. Public health, October 7, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Washington, DC, The New Age of Food Safety, July 21, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, Food Policy Conference, Washington, DC, Improving Nutrition for Competitive Foods in Schools, June 18, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, Snaxpo, Acrylamide Update, Phoenix, AZ, March 17, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, Snaxpo, Our Dynamic Food Environment: Where Snacks Fit, Phoenix, AZ, March 17, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, National Restaurant Association Show, Chicago, IL, Acrylamide Update, May 5, 2012
  • Beth Johnson, Energy Balance 101 in partnership by Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Tackling the Fight Against Childhood Obesity – One Family Meal at a Time, November 15, 2011
  • Beth Johnson, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, Washington, DC, Hearing on Food Marketing: Can ‘Voluntary’ Government Regulations Improve Children’s Health, Webinar, October 7, 2011
  • Beth Johnson, National Turkey Federation Summit, Ground Beef and E. coli 0157:H7, Are There Insights to be Gained, Washington, D.C., September 8, 2011
  • Beth Johnson, US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, Food Marketing Restrictions: A Panel Discussion, June 30, 2011