Special Events

About Special Events…

Special events listed here fall into 2 categories…

  • Events hosted by the conference that are different than a typical workshop.  
  • Events hosted by related organizations that fall outside typical conference hours.

If you have questions, please feel free to touch base with us at info@guelphorganicconf.ca

 

The Farm to Fashion Runway – Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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Photo by Ayze @ayzephoto www.ayze.ca

Thursday January 25th:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hosted by the Guelph Organic Conference
Location:  Guelph University Centre

A Guelph organic educational/social/wine event.  
The seminar blends an intense discussion, question & answer period with social networking featuring organic wine.  A perfect combination.

For more information about this seminar & to purchase tickets visit here.

Certifier Focus Group – Friday January 26th

Organic Transition Discussion
Friday January 26th
Session – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch – 12:00 pm
Hosted by Canadian Organic Growers (COG)
Location:  Guelph University Centre UC441

You should attend this focus group if you:

  • are a representative of a certifying body in Canada and
  • would like to let us know how we can support transition

For more information or to save your spot contact rachael@cog.ca

Special Announcement

Friday January 26th
10:45am
Location:  University of Guelph – University Centre – Main Concourse  (50 Stone Road E, Guelph, ON)

Lawrence MacAulay, the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be providing remarks at the Guelph Organic Conference and Tradeshow.
This event is open to all conference participants and the public.

 

Producer Focus Group – Friday January 26th

Understanding the Transition to Organic
Friday January 26th
Lunch – 12:00 pm
Session – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hosted by Canadian Organic Growers (COG)
Location:  Guelph University Centre  UC441

You should attend this focus group if you:

  • are interested in transitioning to organic
  • started to transition but stopped
  • have completed transition successfully
  • have been organic from the start, or
  • are a producer that wants to tell us how we can support transition

For more information or to save your spot contact rachael@cog.ca

Organic Food & Wine Dinner – Friday January 26th

Friday January 26th:  4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Hosted by the Guelph Organic Conference
Location:  Peter Clark Hall – Lower Level of Guelph University Centre

Don’t miss the top social event of the conference!  

Expected to sell out, so be sure to order your tickets soon!

Meet the presenters, meet the organic farmers, meet the VIP’s in the organic sector, come to organic central to see & be seen
– Tomas Nimmo, Conference Manager

Guelph Organic Conference 2017 - Organic Dinner Guests

 To purchase tickets for the Organic Food & Wine dinner visit here.

 

Resilient Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change
Keynote Forum – Friday January 26th

Guleph Organic Conference 2016 Keynote ForumFriday January 26th:  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Hosted by the Guelph Organic Conference
Location:  Thornbrough Auditorium

Each year, the keynote forum features an expert panel of guests.  This year is no exception!

The forum takes place on the Friday evening of the conference.

For more information about the Keynote Forum & to purchase tickets visit here.

 

 

Speakers Corner – Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy some one-on-one face-time with your favourite workshop presenters.  Drop by, say hello and enjoy the conversation!

This year, Speakers Corner will be located on the Main Floor of the Trade Show to the east of the Check-In area, near the South elevators.

Here is the schedule as of Jan 21, 2018…

Saturday, January 27th

1:00 pm – Angela Demarse & Jennifer Osborn
1:30 pm – Peggy Sue Deaven
2:00 pm – Helene St. Jacques
2:30 pm – Robert Pavlis
3:00 pm – Mary Beerman
3:30pm – Douglas Barnes

Sunday, January 28th

12:30 pm – Victoria Bick

 

Canadian Organic Growers & New Society Publishers – Author Celebration

Saturday, January 27th   5 to 7  pm

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Saturday, January 27th:  5 pm to 7 pm
Hosted by the Canadian Organic Growers & New Society Publishers
Location:  University Club, 5th Floor – Guelph University Centre

Celebrate and chat with Local Ontario Farm and Food Authors!

This is event is FREE to attend.  No RSVP required.  
Light refreshments.  Cash Bar.

  

Guelph Organic Social – Saturday, January 27th  7:30pm

Finger Food ImageJoin Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) and the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) for their second annual Guelph Organic Social in the midst of the exciting Guelph Organic Conference. An evening of socializing and celebrating organic at the historic Albion Hotel in Guelph.

Like last year, there will be a wonderfully organic silent auction with great prizes.

Come enjoy the snacks, drinks and good company!  (Guests must be 19 years of age with a valid ID)

** Please note that the Guelph Organic Social is not organized by the Conference. 

Tickets on sale now via Eventbrite at this link.

Also visit the eventbrite link for additional details.