The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems is convening the Place-Based Food Systems 2018: Making the Case, Making it Happen conference August 9-10th. This two-day conference will draw together academics and community leaders to share the latest research and actions on building capacity for and empowering, place-based food systems. Participants will leave fortified with knowledge and understanding of the latest and best work making the case for place-based food systems, as well as innovative practices putting place-based food systems into action. The event aims to give participants an empowering vision of the critical role that place-based food systems can and will play in achieving our sustainable economic, ecological, and societal futures, as well as a revitalized dedication to strategic, collaborative, and forceful strategies moving forward. Call for presentations and papers is now open!

For more information visit the Kwantlen Polytechnic University registration page here.

Keynote Speakers:

Wes Jackson, The Land Institute, Saline KS
Charlote Coté, University of Washington
Eric-Holt Giménez, Food First Oakland, CA
Molly Anderson, Middlebury College, VA
William Rees, University of British Columbia, BC
Pauline Terbasket, Okanagan Nation Alliance, BC
Kimberley Hodgson, Cultivating Healthy Places, BC
Gail Feenstra, UC Davis, CA
John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, MO