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TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Successes, Challenges, and the Way Forward: Seven Years of Community Building

Event Details
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005

Meeting Description:

Join us for the final TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 19-20, 2017 in Washington, DC! As we look back over the past seven years of The TOPS Program, we look forward to engaging in productive discussions about our collective accomplishments and innovations, lessons learned, and ways in which the greater food security and nutrition community can keep advancing in the years to come.

At TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meetings, the connections you make are as substantial as the knowledge you gain. Every session you attend, from energizing plenaries to intimate lunch tables, encourages active participation and engagement with your peers. Take advantage of this knowledge exchange with colleagues from around the world as we build momentum toward our common goal of ending hunger and malnutrition for all.

Learn more about previous Knowledge Sharing Meetings here!

The TOPS Program is a USAID Food for Peace-funded learning mechanism for food security and nutrition practitioners. In our seventh year, we aim to highlight the FSN Network - the community of implementers, donors, and researchers across the food security and nutrition spectrum convened by The TOPS Program. Through knowledge sharing events, capacity building workshops, task forces, discussion forums, and an extensive resource library, the members of the FSN Network have worked diligently across the years to foster lasting learning and impact. At this Knowledge Sharing Meeting, we will celebrate our accomplishments as well as "failures" that have turned into invaluable lessons learned, while looking at how this community of practice has played a part in improved food security.

We hope you will join The TOPS Program for this unforgettable capstone event.


Online Registration is now closed. For any inquiries or concerns, please email


Online Registration: $50 per attendee

On-Site Registration: $75 per attendee

The meeting is free for USAID employees, PAC members, and conference presenters.

Breakfast, lunch, and breaks will be provided. Transportation and lodging are at the expense of the attendees. 


A draft agenda is now available here. Please note the agenda is subject to change.

You can also view the draft agenda of the lunchtime Table Topics here.


The meeting will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005. Click here for directions.

The hotel is located near the McPherson Square (Metro Orange and Blue lines) and Farragut North (Metro Red line). Click here for Metro information.

Hotel Reservations:

The Washington Plaza Hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms for our guests at a discounted price. Access here or call 1-800-424-1140 and reference TOPS Program/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting to reserve a guest room.

For International Participants:

Check with the Embassy of the United States in your country for travel requirements to the United States.

If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, email

Please contact us at with any questions.


Event Category: 
TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting