Our next conference will be November 11-12, 2014, with pre-conference half day workshops on November 10th. We will update this space soon with more information. In the meantime, you can read the agenda from our last conference below.
Celebrate NESAWG’s 20th Anniversary at a Working Conference in
at the Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, New York!
February 11-12th, 2013, with Pre-Conference Workshops on February 10
Our annual It Takes A Region conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 28th-30th, had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. We are pleased to announce that we were able to secure new dates: Feb. 10th-12th. We hope you can join us!
All previous registrants have received emails about re-registering or cancelling, please respond by January 11!
New participants, go to Registration.
Sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, It Takes a Region is the conference for everyone doing food system change work! Together we'll build on exciting efforts underway in our region in production, distribution logistics, research, food access and nutrition, policy advocacy and more. Whatever your part in the Northeast food system, this conference is for you!
This conference also marks NESAWG’s 20thanniversary. We’re combining a captivating retrospective with celebration. Be a part of propelling our network into its next decade! Our two-part plenary sessions, Twenty-Year Theater, is sure to entertain as we march through two decades of the food movement in the context of broader social and cultural trends and events. Where were you and what were you eating? What was NESAWG doing? What music moved us? When did we first welcome the fax machine? This creative look-back will help propel our work going forward.
We welcome new participants – especially emerging food system leaders and community activists. We'll address pressing issues such as food system worker equity, food production and diet, and climate, energy and agriculture. We'll tackle our region's pressing regional and federal policy priorities. And we’ll continue to explore scale, geography, and partnerships.
Meet other food system advocates, local community food leaders, policymakers, planners, researchers, Extension and other educators, farm groups and support organizations, food supply chain businesses, consumer groups, youth, students and young food system professionals. It takes a region to build a regional food system. It takes you!
Conference sponsors make it possible for us to offer scholarships that make conference participation diverse and inclusive. Please contact us if you are interested in being a conference sponsor.