May 10-12, 2017

The Westin Long Beach, 333 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

All 2017 S3 Conference Presentations Posted HERE

2017 05 10 Lori Ann Guzman presentationLori Ann Guzman giving a GREAT presentation at the 2017 S3 Conference!!!

Long Beach - Where S3 Meets the Sea, provides a great backdrop for an exciting and diverse selection of S3 related topics. Sustainable oceans, aquaculture, food access, and shared economy business models are all impacting Long Beach’s unique urban and coastal environment. Long Beach also provides a great setting to explore S3’s broader topics such as global impacts from high animal protein diets, the food waste and greenhouse gas relationship, and sustainable farming techniques. Attendees will experience field trips to an urban farm, the Aquarium of the Pacific, a Port of Long Beach tour and an ocean adventure to Catalina Sea Ranch’s mussel growing operation. Come to Long Beach and be inspired to meet the S3 challenges impacting our food systems in a rapidly changing world.

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Who Should Attend: Environmental health professionals, public health professionals, political delegates, food and agriculture industry representatives, restauranteurs, students, and academia. Pending Continuing Education hours available for REHS, CHES, RN’s, and RD’s.

2017 S3 Featured Speakers updated2017 04 10b

The S3 Symposium takes a big picture view of food and focuses on three key principles: safety, security, and sustainability (S3).  As the world population grows, there is increasing pressure on our food supply.  Feeding people in a way that is safe, healthy, accessible, and protects the planet is becoming a greater challenge.  The S3 looks at issues that are critical for long term public and environmental health.  The symposium is a collaborative forum made up of environmental health professionals, regulators, food producers, academia and others interested in enhancing their understanding of the links between agricultural production, food processing, food security, food safety, and environmental sustainability.

2017 Highlights - Charting a New Course in Food Systems and Environmental Health

Sustainable oceans, aquaculture, food access and shared economy business models are all current topics impacting our food system. The S3 food symposium will explore these topics and provide first hand experience on how their impacts are being addressed in an urban and coastal environment.

Educational and Innovative Field Trips

pdf Aquarium of the Pacific Welcome and Dinner (218 KB) on Wednesday Night Featuring a Tour of the Aquarium Complete with Marching Penguins

Emerging Symposium Topics

  • Seafarm to Fork Panel Discussion
  • Can We Have Our Seafood and Sustainability Too?
  • GMO Panel Discussion ­ Is There a Way Forward?
  • Food Security Innovative Approaches
  • Sustainable Agriculture­ - A Farmer's Perspective
  • Social Enterprise Panel Discussion
  • Food Equity Panel Discussion
  • Expanding Food Recovery and Access
  • Global Food Initiative
  • Food Safety and Climate Change

Don't Miss the "
Taste of Local Fare" and " pdf Long Beach Music Walk (307 KB) " Events!

Other Important Information

1.  Social Media Links: twitter facebook instagram

2.  Up to 15 CEU's are available for REHS, RN, CHES (pending) and RD (pending).