Conferences related to food systems and/or community development.
Northwest Harvest is hosting the national Closing the Hunger Gap 2017 conference: From Charity to Solidarity.
Location: Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, WA
Make sure to check out our pre-conference tour and training options, and consider joining us at the conference reception at the Museum of Glass!
Early bird tickets on sale! Save $40 when you register by August 1!
Our three-day conference will introduce you to new ideas, people, and strategies to solve hunger for good. Hear from leading speakers such as Malik Yakini and Beatriz Beckford about dismantling racial and economic disparities in our food system and leave with practical solutions you can implement as soon as you get back to the office.
|Event End Date||9/13/2017|
|Individual Price||Price Varies. Click link to see more info|
Are you interested in how race and class affect the hunger relief system? Do you want your organization to adopt more social justice strategies? Then join us at the 2017 Closing the Hunger Gap conference coming up in September.
This two-day national conference is focused on moving hunger relief organizations toward strategies that promote social justice and address the root causes of hunger. This year's conference will be focusing on racial and economic inequity in the food system.
We will be featuring leading speakers, such as Malik Yakini and Beatriz Beckfordduring our two-day conference focused on dismantling racial and economic disparities in our food system. On Monday, September 11th, our pre-conference will feature several hands-on tours visiting innovative programs, meeting program participants, and enjoying delicious food from right here in Washington.
If you're interested, take a look at the registration page and the session lineup!
When: Pre-conference with tours and trainings is Monday, September 11th. General conference is September 12 + 13th.
Where: Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA
Cost: Early bird tickets are $340 until August 1st. After that, they will go up to $380
You can find scholarship info here. Submit your application by the end of July!
|Event End Date||9/13/2017|
|Individual Price||Scholarships available. $380 after August 1st|
Announcing a new economic impact assessment guide and webinar for food systems practitioners!
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is pleased to announce a new guide, Tools for Assessing Economic Impact: A Primer for Food System Practitioners, and an upcomingwebinar to provide an overview of tools used to assess food systems-related economic growth.
This guide summarizes and provides examples of tools that food systems practitioners can use to assess economic impacts, including standard commercial models as well as alternative community-based approaches.
The webinar is designed for anyone engaged in food systems work who is interested in commissioning an economic impact assessment. Kathryn Colasanti, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems Specialist, Megan Phillips Goldenberg, New Growth Associates LLC Principal Partner, and Ashley McFarland, Michigan State University Extension Educator will:
- introduce a range of economic assessment models,
- share an example from the craft beer industry, and
- provide time for Q&A with webinar participants.
Register for the webinar: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/7894e401b49d6d2034538d7d4481ef37
|Event Date||9/19/2017 3:00 pm ET|
|Event End Date||9/19/2017 4:00 pm ET|