Every FRNd’s got a story. What’s yours? Food Recovery Network is looking for three to five FRN leaders who want to share their FRN story on stage at the 2019 National Food Recovery Dialogue.
Here are some ideas to get you started: Tell us about what makes your chapter unique. Think about the first time you volunteered with your partner agency. Explain something you’ve learned about food insecurity in your community. Share your personal experience with food insecurity. Tell us about a theory you have about food waste based on your academic research. Reflect on your growth as a leader. Take us to the beginning of your food recovery story and share what sparked your passion for fighting food waste or feeding the hungry in the first place.
FRN National will cover travel and registration expenses for selected This Recovered Life speakers. If an applicant is not selected to be a speaker, FRN will provide an extended Early-Bird Registration code for NFRD registration.
You must be a Food Recovery Network volunteer. That’s it! Whether you’re absolutely terrified to speak in front of an audience or you’ve been baring your soul on stage since you were five, there’s a place for you.
You must be available to attend the 2019 National Food Recovery Dialogue at Drexel University on October 5-6, 2019. You should also expect to work with FRN National staff to hone and revise your story leading up to the conference, including Skype rehearsals.
Pitch Your Story
In a couple paragraphs, tell us your story. You don’t need to be formal about it, just tell the story the way you’d tell it to someone over coffee. Even if you’re presenting on food insecurity or food waste research, give us a sense of your story arc and how the experience changed you. Be thoughtful about how much information you’re trying to cover. There should be a clear theme uniting your story. The presentations will ultimately be around five minutes long.
Be explicit about the impact of your story. If you have favorite moments, let us know. If the story showed you something about the world you hadn't realized before, or changed you (or other people) in some way, let us know that too.
Fill out the application on the next page. You'll need to attach a video recording of your story as well as the written version. The video quality is expected to be clearly audible, but is for application purposes only. Camera-phone videos are fine.
Speakers will be selected on the basis of the story’s focus, originality and underlying message. The final group will be a diverse set of stories across topic areas.
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Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, August 30th to be considered.
If your video file is too large to upload, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: TRL Video Submission [Your Name]