Meet and Greets

What is a Meet & Greet?  

Meet & Greets are gatherings for 1 hour or longer hosted by groups or companies.

Typically the format of these sessions is less structured.  A short presentation may be made, or a question & answer period may be offered.  Often there is ample time to drop by and mingle with others interested in the same topic.

What is the cost to attend?

Almost all Meet & Greets are free.  See descriptions for each Meet & Greet.

Who can attend?

Unless otherwise specified, anyone is welcome to attend.

Do I need to register?

This depends on the Meet & Greet.  If the particular meeting requires registration, it will be noted in each description below.  

These metings are hosted by groups, not by the Conference.  You can not register for Meet & Greets through this website.  If required, contact the individual meeting host.

What if my business or organization wants to host a Meet & Greet?

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for booking terms and reporting requirements.

Meet & Greet Schedule for 2019

last updated Jun 25, 2018 


Saturday January 26th Meet & Greets

Title / Topic tbd
Hosted by OMRI – Organic Materials Review Institute

Saturday, January 26th, 2019    Time tbd

  • Location – UC 332  (3rd Floor of the University Centre)


Title / Topic tbd
Hosted by COTA (Canada Organic Trade Association) 
Saturday, January 26th, 2019    Time tbd

  • Location – UC 333 (3rd Floor of the University Centre)


Field Crop Growers Meeting
Hosted by Thompsons Limited
Saturday, January 26th  Time tbd  

  • Location:  UC 441 (4th Floor of the University Centre)


Title / Topic tbd
Hosted by the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario & Demeter Canada
Saturday, January 26th, 2019    Time tbd

  • Location – UC 334 (3rd Floor of the University Centre)



Sunday January 27th Meet & Greets

As of June 26, 2018, no Meet & Greets are booked for Sunday, January 27th.


Hosting a Meet & Greet

last updated Jun 25, 2018

If your business or organization would like to host a Meet & Greet contact the Conference Manager, Tomas Nimmo .   Email:    Phone:  705-444-0923

The deadline for 2019 Meet & Greet room requests has been extended to October 1st, 2018.

Meet & Greets can only be held between 11am and 2pm on either Saturday, January 26th, 2019 or Sunday, January 27th, 2019.

Hosting Fees

No charge – For conference sponsors.

$150 + HST for all others

*If you are not affiliated with the conference as a speaker, exhibitor or sponsor it is at the discretion of the Conference Manager and Board Member whether your organization may host a Meet & Greet.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, visit here.

Hosting Requirements

You must provide the following information by November 1, 2018 to Susan Ratz via email –

Please use a subject line of “Meet & Greet Description – [Your Organization Name]”

(Failure to provide this information may result in cancellation of your Meet & Greet.  If you do not know by this date the purpose and description of your event, we question why it is necessary.)

  • Main contact for your organization, providing First & Last name, Title, Phone and Email 
  • Title for the Meet & Greet
  • Your Organization Name
  • Start time / End time
  • 1-3 bullet points describing the agenda for the meeting
  • Is this a Public event where all are welcome to attend, or a Private event?
  • Confirm if there is a cost to attend or if it is FREE to attend.
  • Confirm if an RSVP is required to attend.  If yes, specify Contact Name, Email address and Due Date for RSVPs.

We will list your Meet & Greet on our website, and try to include a basic listing in the printed conference brochure.

After the conference, we ask that you provide the following information in an email by February 8, 5:00 pm.

  • # of attendees
  • Background / experience of attendees
  • General observations
  • Feedback on whether you feel your attendees also attended other Conference components – workshops, Trade Show, other special meetings.

Failure to provide feedback may affect your ability to reserve a room in the future.