Axcelsior LLC President Michael Harrison served as an advisor to two New York governors, earning high marks for assembling collaborative, issues-based coalitions with diverse advocacy groups, and forging constructive bipartisan relationships with elected officials at all levels of government. As Chair of the Governor’s Regional Council, he convened key state agencies to work cooperatively with local government, business and nonprofit organizations. A longtime advocate for Long Island, Harrison has received the LI Achievement Award from Public Relations Professionals of Long Island for promoting Long Island through events, issues and activities. He has also been recognized by the Long Island Association as its Small Business Legislative Advocate of the Year. He has been called on to generate white papers on redesigning the regional workforce development system, revitalizing regional manufacturing, and implementing sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure at Long Island’s wastewater treatment plants. He has recently been active in federal Farm Bill and SNAP policy discussions.
2018 Long Island Food Conference:
Food as a Solution:
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Location: LIU Campus, Hillwood Commons
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY
For more information, please contact the North Shore Land Alliance at (516) 922-1028.
$30 – Early Bird Ticket (on or before 10/21)
$40 – Regular Ticket
$15 – Student Ticket (college ID required)
FREE – LIU Post students.
Online registration required.
Ticket prices include breakfast and lunch.
8:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – Keynote Speaker with Q&A – Frances Moore Lappé
10:15 AM – Food Policy and Justice
Interlude: Ryan Madden, LI Progressive Coalition
11:35 AM – Food and Climate Change
12:50 PM – Lunch
2:20 PM – Food as Medicine
Interlude: Debora Thivierge, Elija Farm
3:40 PM – Growing Food
5:00 PM – Wine and Cheese Reception
Please bring a non-perishable
food item for the
Long Island Cares food drive.