The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Afternoon Breakout Session Application Details

Afternoon Breakout Sessions provide an opportunity for attendees of the Iowa Hunger Summit to engage in in-depth conversations with Iowa’s many active initiatives working to alleviate food insecurity and offers participants tangible tools for further engagement locally and around the world.

The 2018 Iowa Hunger Summit will take place on Monday, October 15 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.


  • Breakout Sessions are 45 minutes in length and will take place in the afternoon, following the Summit Luncheon
  • We ask that organizers allow for ample time for participants to ask questions during the breakout session
  • For organizations who are submitting multiple proposals, please submit each proposal separately
  • Each Afternoon Breakout Session will be provided with up to 40 chairs for attendees and organizers have the options of a head table, projector and screen, and speakers
  • Afternoon Breakout Session Applications for the 2018 Iowa Hunger Summit will close on June 1, 2018
  • Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by July 1, 2018 via the email provided on their submitted form
  • All submissions for Breakout Sessions must be submitted through the 2018 Breakout Session Application Form

As in past years collaboration between organizations, initiatives and coalitions 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. 

Examples of past Afternoon Breakout Sessions can be found at

Application Form

Attendees of the Summit include representatives from community organizations, social agencies, state and local government, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and community members looking for ways to be further involved in their communities and those around the world. 

Please note that the below topics and criteria are merely suggestions provided to help guide applicant organizations. All topics regarding the alleviation of hunger and food insecurity are welcomed.

  • Nutrition
  • Economic/Community Development
  • Organizational Capacity Building
  • International Food Security
  • Coalition Building
  • Emergency Food Programs
  • Senior Hunger
  • Donation Gardens
  • Summer/School Feeding Programs
  • Innovation and Technology 
  • Food Rescue/Recovery
  • Transportation
  • College Hunger
  • Food Access
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Food Banking/Pantry Logistics
  • Equity and Intersectionality within the Food System
  • Grant Writing/Fundraising
  • Sharing of Lived Experiences
  • Volunteerism
  • Data Driven Reporting

For those organizations, initiatives, and coalitions who are interested in participating in the 2018 Iowa Hunger Summit, please also consider applying for an exhibit table. Applications for an exhibit table will open June 5 and will be open through August 1 at

Madeline Goebel
Director, Iowa Hunger Summit & Community Outreach
[o] 515-245-3726

Application Form

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