2019 AK Food Festival & Conference Call for Presentation Proposals Due October 31, 2018

2019-savethedate-webbannerThe Alaska Food Policy Council & the Alaska Farmers Market Association are hosting the 2019 Alaska Food Festival & Conference March 8th & 9th in Homer. If you would like to present, please submit a brief description of your presentation, activity, workshop or poster here. Submissions are due October 31, 2018. Accepted proposals will be notified by November 30th.

We are looking for proposals that are/do one or more of the following:

  • Provide insight into areas of the Alaska food system
  • Inspirational, motivating and fun
  • Describe and/or provide the information necessary for “on the ground” action, policy development and/or education
  • Creative, interactive and/or provide opportunities for significant and diverse audience participation
  • Provide time for participants to brainstorm how to apply the information in their own communities or businesses
  • Include a diverse group of urban and rural presenters, including (but not limited to) established and emerging leaders, growers, youth, entrepreneurs, educators, project participants and community members; demonstrating collaboration across sectors.

The Alaska Food Conference and Festival is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about — and engage in – the various issues affecting Alaska’s food system. In our 4th semi-annual event, March 8th (Friday) will be a food systems conference with speakers presenting on a variety of food security, production, business and community issues, with some sessions placing an emphasis on farmers markets. March 9th (Saturday) will be a fun and educational food festival with food demonstrations and DIY workshops. We are looking for proposals for both days.

The Alaska Food Policy Council is a nonprofit organization whose diverse membership works to engage Alaskans to make positive changes for the state’s food system, and to create a healthier, more prosperous and more secure future for all.
Alaska Food Policy Council
The Alaska Farmers Market Association‘s mission is to support and promote vibrant and sustainable farmers markets throughout Alaska.  AFMA is excited about this opportunity to gather state farmers market organizers and food system leaders together.  Market organizers – look for sessions with a focus on farmers markets.

– Submitted by Diane Peck, Early Care and Education (ECE) Obesity Prevention Coordinator, Alaska DHSS Obesity Prevention and Control Program

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