The World Food Prize Foundation

Breakout Session Application

The 2024 Iowa Hunger Summit will take place as a day-long event on
Wednesday, July 31

Apply Here


Breakout sessions provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in in-depth conversations with initiatives working to comprehensively address food security while centering the social, political, and environmental determinants that allow hunger to persist. The goal of breakout sessions is to share tangible tools and actionable strategies to further engage with Iowa’s hunger-fighting communities. 

The World Food Prize Foundation encourages organizers to think creatively and intentionally while planning session content. As in past years, collaboration between organizations is highly encouraged. Please note in your application if you are open to collaboration with other applicants who have submitted applications that are similar or complementary. 

Logistics + Format

  • Breakout Sessions are 45 to 60-minute engagements
  • There are no fees to host a breakout session
  • For organizations who are submitting multiple session applications, please submit each application separately
  • The format is flexible and could include a variation of the following:
    • Panel discussion
    • Keynote with or without a Q+A session
    • Discussion-based activities
    • Project or report presentation
    • Other formats are welcomed and encouraged


The following topics have been vital areas of conversation during breakout sessions at the Iowa Hunger Summit. Please note that the below topics are merely suggestions provided to help guide applicants. All topics regarding the alleviation of food insecurity are welcomed. Click here to watch breakout sessions that were recorded in 2023. 

  • Advocacy
  • Childcare
  • Coalition Building
  • Multisectoral Partnerships
  • Education
  • Emergency Food Programs
  • Food Production and Processing
  • Food Access
  • Food Assistance Programs, SNAP, and WIC
  • Food Banks
  • Food Rescue and Recovery
  • Food Waste
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Policy and Governance
  • Poverty
  • Racial Equity
  • Rural Hunger
  • Supply Chains
  • Transportation
  • Urban Hunger


Attendees of the Summit include representatives from community organizations, social agencies, state and local government, churches and religious communities, K-12 and postsecondary education and individuals leading or seeking further involvement in hunger-alleviating initiatives.


The application deadline is April 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 3, 2024.


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