Special Events

Thursday Evening Seminar

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 visit here.

Producer Focus Group

Understanding the Transition to Organic
Friday January 26th:  12:30pm to 3pm
Hosted by Canadian Organic Growers (COG)

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 Evening

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

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

Held on the Friday evening in the lower level of the Guelph University Centre.

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



Keynote Forum – Friday Evening

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 visit here.


Speakers Corner – Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy some one-on-one face-time with your favourite workshop presenters on Saturday & Sunday.

Drop by this special booth area on the main level of the Trade Show near the Mezzanine stairs.

A schedule of speakers will be available at the table.



Canadian Organic Growers – Happy Hour Book Launch

Saturday, January 27th time tbd

Details to be confirmed!


Guelph Organic Social – Saturday, January 28th  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 at guelphorganicsocial.eventbrite.ca

Also visit the eventbrite link for additional details.


BioDynamic Association

Food & Wine event – Saturday January 28th

Details to be determined for 2018.