Past conferences

AFHVS activities include an annual three-day professional conference where members and others share recent thinking and scholarship on crucial social, ethical and technological issues in paper presentations, panel discussions, tours, and other activities organized around a salient food-related theme. The conference offers ample time for discussion, sharing, and socializing among the 300-600 attendees.

AFHVS has co-met with our sister society, the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), since 1992, with AFHVS responsible for organizing the event on odd-numbered years. In recent years, the responsibility for organizing the conference has been more fluid, rather than following a strict alternating-year approach.

Year

Host and location

Theme 

Dates

Link to program

1987

Orlando, FL

 

 

 

1988

none

 

 

 

1989

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

 

 

 

1990

none

 

 

 

1991

Asilomar, CA

 

 

1992

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

 

1993

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA

 

 

1994

Tucson, AZ

 

1995

Tuskegee University, AL

 

 

1996

University of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

 

 

1997

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

June
4-8

1997 Program

1998

San Francisco, CA

 

June
4-7

1998 Program

1999

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

 Crossing Borders: Food and Agriculture in the Americas

June
3-6

1999 Program

2000

New York University, New York, NY

 

June
2-4

2000 Program

2001

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

June
7-10

2001 Program

2002

Chicago, Illinois

 

June
13-16

2002 Program

2003

Austin, Texas, 

 Local Democracy: Sustaining Healthy Community through Ethical, Sustainable Food Systems

June
12-15

2003 Program

2004

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY 

 Agriculture to Culture: The Social Transformation of Food

June
10-13

2004 Program

2005

Portland, Oregon, 

 Visualizing Food and Farm

June
9-12

2005 Program

2006

Boston University, Boston, MA

 Place, Taste, and Sustenance: The Social Spaces of Food and Agriculture

June
7-11

2006 Program

2007

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 

 Cultivating Appetites for Knowledge

May 30-June3

2007 Program

2008

New Orleans, Louisiana, 

 Resilient Culinary Cultures: Disaster, Innovation and Change in Foodscapes

June 4-8

2008 Program

2009

State College, Pennsylvania, 

 Informing Possibiities for the Future of Food and Agriculture May 28-31

2009 Program

2010

Indiana University, Bloomington, 

 Food In Bloom: Cross Pollination and Cultivation of Food Systems, Cultures, and Methods

June 2-6


2011

University of Montana, Missoula, MT

 

June
9-12


2012

New York City, NY 

 Global Gateways and Local Connections

 June 21-24

2012 Program

2013

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

 Toward Sustainable Foodscapes and Landscapes

 June 19-22

 2013 Program

 2014 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT Collaboration and Innovation Across the Food System June
18-22
2014 Program
 2015  Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA  Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future  June 24-28  2015 Program
 2016  University of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough, Ontario
 Scarborough Fare: Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City  June 22-25
 2016 Program
 2017 Occidental College,
Los Angeles, CA
 Migrating Food Cultures: Engaging Pacific Perspectives on Food and Agriculture June 14-17 2017 Program
2018   University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI
 AgroEcoProspect: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food, and Farming June 13-16 2018 Program


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