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 meetings 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 January 2, 2019

Saturday, January 26th Meet & Greets

About the OMRI Canada Review Program

Hosted by OMRI – Organic Materials Review Institute
Saturday, January 26th, 2019    12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location UC332 (3rd Floor of the University Centre)

  • Join OMRI for our annual Meet & Greet interactive session and complimentary lunch of organic soup, breadsticks, cookies and coffee.
  • An overview and update on the OMRI Canada Review Program.
  • Interact with OMRI staff in an open Q&A
  • Everyone is welcome.
  • Free to attend.
  • RSVPs preferred.  If attending please RSVP to Nancy Henderson, [email protected] by January 18th.

 

Title / Topic TBD

Hosted by COTA (Canada Organic Trade Association)
Saturday, January 26th, 2019    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Location – to be finalized

 

Field Crop Growers Meeting

Hosted by Thompsons Limited
Saturday, January 26th  12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  

  • 2018 EcoTea trial results.
  • New products and services for 2019.
  • Organic grains and oilseeds project updates from the Organic Council of Ontario
  • Lunch provided, space limited.  RSVP to Rob Wallbridge  [email protected] by January 18, 2019
  • Location:  UC 441 (4th Floor of the University Centre)

 

Organic – Agriculture of the Future

Hosted by Field Farms Marketing
Saturday, January 26th  11:30 am – 1:30 pm  

  • Reflect on the past harvest season and market
  • Farm technology
  • What goes into marketing
  • Farmer Q & A
  • Free to attend, but this is a private event and you must RSVP.
  • RSVP REQUIRED (space is limited) to Nicholas Cardelli  [email protected]  by January 2, 2019.
  • Location:  MacNaughton 118

 

Biodynamics Meeting

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)

 

OVCRT – Task Force on Inputs

Hosted by Organic Council of Ontario & OVCRT
Saturday, January 26th  10:00 am to 12:00 pm  

  • This is a private event and you must RSVP.
  • RSVP REQUIRED (space is limited) to Carolyn Young, OCO    [email protected] .
  • Location:  UC429 (4th Floor of the University Centre)

 

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Sunday January 27th Meet & Greets

Field Crop Growers Meeting

Hosted by Thompsons Limited
Sunday, January 27th  11:45 pm – 1:30 pm  

  • 2018 EcoTea trial results.
  • New products and services for 2019.
  • Organic grains and oilseeds project updates from the Organic Council of Ontario
  • Lunch provided, space limited.  RSVP to Rob Wallbridge  [email protected] by January 18, 2019
  • Location:  UC 441 (4th Floor of the University Centre)

 

Permaculture Meet Up

Hosted by Jane Hayes
Sunday, January 27th  11:45 am – 1:45 pm

  • Meet with other like minded individuals
  • Location:  MacNaughton 118

 

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:  [email protected]    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 – [email protected]horganicconf.ca

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.