Slow Food USA’s 2022 Leader Summit aims to bring chapter and working group leaders together to exchange ideas, learn new skills, and get inspired for the future of the movement. Start your year in the spirit of learning, advancing joy and justice, and growing your toolkit for achieving good, clean and fair food for all through the work of your chapter or working group. The Leader Summit will also serve as our 2022 National Congress, where we will come together and make decisions about our National Statute and the overall direction of Slow Food USA.

From Jan 19 to Jan. 30, 2022, we will feature virtual sessions each day that will focus on advancing equity, inclusion and justice (EIJ) across four areas: fundraising, strategy, marketing and communications and programs. Sessions will vary in structure from workshops to panel discussions to “ask me anything”-style conversations with staff. and program leaders. We hope to see you there!



A conversation with Bilal Sarwari, Stephen Satterfield and Steven Satterfield

Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. ET

How do we meaningfully advance joy and pleasure, justice and solidarity in our foodways, our regions, our nation, and our world? Enjoy a rich conversation hosted by Slow Food USA Board Member Bilal Sarwari featuring Slow Food Atlanta Board Member and restauranteur Steven Satterfield and Whetstone Magazine Founder and host of acclaimed Netflix series High on the Hog Stephen Satterfield.




The 2022 Leader Summit will feature a variety of sessions that will explore advancing equity, inclusion and justice (EIJ) through four areas of focus. Times displayed are in your local time zone.


Join any and all of our 2022 Leader Summit sessions, including the keynote address. 

Allow 12 members of your Slow Food USA chapter to access our 2022 Leader Summit sessions, including the keynote address. 

Join us at our 2022 Leader Summit keynote address featuring Bilal Sarwari, Stephen Satterfield and Steven Satterfield.


We are offering some assistance to cover registration to the Slow Food Leader Summit for individuals who are unable to afford the individual pass. In order to qualify, you must:

  • Plan to attend a majority of the Slow Food Leader Summit events.
  • Be unable to receive support from your local chapter or other funder.
  • Submit the application form below by Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Priority will be given to students and youth, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and Slow Food Leader Summit participants. Other factors will include geographic representation and diversity of representation throughout the network.