TFM Workshop

Transformational Food Manufacturing Workshop

Workshop Overview

Read the overview of the workshop and what we hope to accomplish: OVERVIEW

Register online via the UNL Marketplace. The registration fee is $350/person for the workshop and does not include hotel costs.


Industry, government and academic leaders will gather this spring in Washington, D.C., to continue the vital discussion concerning the development and implementation of advanced manufacturing practices and technologies to help ensure more plentiful, less expensive, and safer food for the world’s expanding population.

Oakland Innovation Limited will conduct the majority of the workshop, featuring three principal activities:

  • Definition of selection factors
  • Prioritization of technologies against selection factors
  • Detailing of technologies required, including likely generational cadence and indicative timelines

Tentative Agenda:

  • Monday, May 9 (Fairmont Hotel)

    7 p.m. - Informal reception at Fairmont Hotel

  • Tuesday, May 10 (Rayburn Building, then Fairmont Hotel)

    8 - 10 a.m. - Congressional Breakfast/Briefing, Rayburn Building

    11 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks, Fairmont Hotel

    12 p.m. - Working Lunch in Breakout Rooms

    1:30 - 3 p.m. - Working Breakouts

    3 p.m. - Break/Refreshments

    3:30 - 5 p.m. - Working Breakouts

    5 p.m. - Break

    6 p.m. - Dinner

  • Wednesday, May 11 (Fairmont Hotel)

    8 a.m. -  Breakfast

    9 - 10:30 a.m. - Working Breakouts

    10:30 a.m. - Break/Refreshments

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Working Breakouts

    12 p.m. - Lunch

    1 - 2:30 p.m. - Reports from Breakout Sessions

    2:30 - 3 p.m. - Next Steps

    3 p.m. - Adjourn


Fairmont, Washington, D.C.

2401 M St. NW, Washington, DC  20037  /  Main #: 202-429-2400

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Fairmont Washington, D.C.


Although the hotel’s reservation deadline has passed, rooms are still available.   Please complete and submit our Housing Request form.  We will make the reservation for you, send your confirmation number, and then you can contact the hotel to provide your credit card information.


$359 single/double + tax (currently 14.5% )


The closest airports to the Fairmont:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 5 miles/15 minutes without traffic.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 26 miles/35 minutes without traffic.
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 35 miles/45 minutes without traffic.

The closest Metro stations:

  • Dupont Circle – Red Line
  • Foggy Bottom – Blue Line

More information is available on the hotel’s website.

Have questions or need further assistance? Please contact:

Monica Malouf, Meetings And More

T: 301-526-8129 /


View a recap of the Food Factory of the Future Workshop, held in May 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.