Conferences related to food systems and/or community development.

he 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium will be held June 4 – 6, 2020 in Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium includes knowledge on: urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, climate change, nutrition, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty.

The ideal attendee for this symposium includes:

  • Researchers and students
  • Extension educators and faculty
  • Not-for-profit administrators and educators
  • Community Organizers
  • Urban growers
  • Urban planners
  • Urban Food Systems experts
Symposium topics includes:
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Climate change
  • Food production and distribution
  • Community engagement
  • Urban planning and development
  • International perspectives
  • Economic development
  • Food policy and advocacy
Event Date 6/4/2020
Event End Date 6/6/2020
Individual Price Free

It has been five years since we gathered at the MOFGA Fairgrounds in Unity, Maine for the last northeast regional convergence. We miss the excitement, energy, and camaraderie that a regional event brings and we know that you do too. We’ve heard you asking “So when’s the next convergence?” so we are hard at work for 2020!

Summer may seem far away but the Convergence date is fast approaching. Prices increase on May 1st and ticket sales end on July 1st so get your tickets and camping spot before time runs out! A ticket gets you attendance to all three days of the Convergence, two nights of camping, meals, and an included one-year PAN membership or membership extension. Tickets and space are limited so act today and spread the word!

Convergence Attendees

If you are ready to register and purchase tickets, please complete the Convergence Registration Form. Please complete one form for each attendee you are registering.


If you are interested in speaking/presenting at the Convergence, please complete the Call for Content/Presenter Application.


If you are interested in being a Convergence vendor, please complete the Vendor Application.

To go directly to the ticket page, please click here: Buy Convergence Tickets.

Event Date 7/24/2020
Event End Date 7/26/2020
Individual Price Free
The 2020 International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) will be held October 27-29 at the Hilton Burlington Hotel in downtown Burlington, Vermont, USA. The University of Vermont Extension local host committee is working on developing an exciting program for participants that will include educational sessions on pertinent industry topics, poster presentations, hands-on workshops and farm tours, networking events, and time with our exhibitors and sponsors. We invite you to extend your trip on either end of the Workshop to explore the bountiful farms, culinary experiences, arts, and other attractions in Vermont and surrounding states and provinces. Mark your calendar and make plans now to attend! 


Farmers, researchers, agricultural service providers, tourism experts, and others interested in agritourism are invited to share their knowledge and experience.


We need your support! This workshop will bring together agriculture and tourism industry professionals from around the United States and beyond. Show your support for agriculture and its many cultural, economic, and environmental benefits by partnering with us as a sponsor of the 2020 event. Learn more about how you can get involved
To register and learn more about the event, click here! 
Event Date 10/27/2020
Event End Date 10/29/2020
Individual Price Free