Register now for the 2nd
National Soda Summit!


June 4-5, 2014
The National Press Club, Washington, DC


At this highly informative, interactive conference you will:

  • Learn about the latest initiatives to lower the consumption of sugar drinks
  • Learn about the progress that’s been made since the 2012 soda summit
  • Connect with other advocates, from around the country, who are working on lowering sugar-drink consumption
  • Leave with information you can use to begin changing policies and marketing practices in your community

The conference will bring together national and international experts, public health professionals and local, state and national policymakers to explore a comprehensive set of topics, including:

  • The latest science on sugar drinks and health
  • Lessons learned from past and current soda tax battles
  • Other policies that help limit the consumption of sugar drinks including government procurement standards, warning labels and capping portion sizes

In multiple interactive working groups, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into specific issue areas such as:

  • Strategies for beginners and more advanced advocates to lower sugar-drink consumption in your community
  • How to determine the right messages on sugar drinks for your community
  • Educational strategies to reduce sugar-drink consumption
  • Sugar-drink initiatives for local and state health departments
  • How to build a powerful coalition to reduce sugar-drink consumption in your community
  • Working with legislators on sugar-drink policy and regulation
    • NEW: Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

      • Elissa Bassler – Illinois Public Health Institute
      • Alejandro Calvillo – El Poder del Consumidor A.C.
      • Laurie David - Executive Producer, Fed Up
      • Lori Dorfman, DrPH – Berkeley Media Studies Group
      • Maureen Erwin – Erwin and Muir, San Francisco
      • Bryan Fox – We Drink Water
      • Roberta Friedman, ScM – Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
      • Christine Fry, MPP – ChangeLab Solutions
      • Harold Goldstein, DrPH – California Center for Public Health Advocacy
      • Carter Headrick – American Heart Association
      • Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD – Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School
      • Michael Jacobson, PhD – Center for Science in the Public Interest
      • Maura Kennelly, MPH – New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
      • James Krieger, MD, MPH – Public Health, Seattle and King County
      • Laura MacCleery, JD – Center for Science in the Public Interest
      • Anne McHugh, MS – Boston Public Health Commission
      • Ian McLaughlin, JD – ChangeLab Solutions
      • Xavier Morales – Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
      • Dariush Mozaffarian MD, PhD – Harvard School of Public Health
      • Fernando Quintero – Berkeley Media Studies Group
      • Goutham Rao, MD, FAHA – University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
      • Glenn Schneider (Maryland's Sugar Free Kids) – The Horizon Foundation
      • Marlene Schwartz, PhD – Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
      • Stephanie Soechtig – Director/Producer, Fed Up
      • Kimber L. Stanhope, PhD, RD – University of California, Davis
      • Y. Claire Wang, MD, ScD – Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
      • Laurie Whitsel, PhD – American Heart Association
      • Margo Wootan, D.Sc – Center for Science in the Public Interest

      Register by April 4 to get the lower Early Bird Registration rate.


      Lodging will be available at two conveniently located hotels, The Hamilton and Courtyard by Marriott, at special conference rates until May 2, 2014.

      Arrival times for the conference:
      June 4th
      Continental breakfast served starting at 7:45 AM
      Lunch and refreshments will be served
      Summit ends at 5:30 PM followed immediately by a cocktail reception

      June 5th
      Continental breakfast served starting at 8:00 AM
      Summit ends at 1PM
      A bag lunch will be distributed

      Room blocks are being held for the National Soda Summit at these two hotels:

      The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington, DC
      14th and K Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20005
      202.682.0111
      http://www.hamiltonhoteldc.com Group Code: SSF

      Walking Directions to the National Press Club
      Walk south 0.4 miles on 14th St. NW toward F St. NW
      Enter National Press Building lobby at the corner of 14th and F Streets NW
      Take the elevators to the National Press Club on the 13th floor

      Courtyard by Marriott
      Washington Convention Center
      900 F Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20004
      202.638.4600
      www.marriott.com/wascn Group Code: SSESSEA

      Metro Directions to the National Press Club
      Take the metro by going to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station located 0.1 mile north of hotel
      Take the red line train toward Shady Grove to the Metro Center stop
      Take the escalator to 13th Street exit; you should be at the corner of 13th and G Streets
      Walk one block south to F Street
      Turn right (west) and walk one block to 14th Street
      Turn left and walk downhill to the National Press Building lobby
      Enter and take the elevators to the National Press Club on the 13th floor


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