The Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference will be in Chicago this year. The conference is a great place to network and gain practical skills for building the Fair Trade Movement. https://conference.fairtradecampaigns.org/
Email OhioFairTrade@irtfcleveland.org if you are interested in joining!
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Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference: Growing the Movement Together
With over 2,100 designated Fair Trade Towns and thousands of universities, school and other groups, Fair Trade advocacy is one of the largest grassroots movements in the world. Representatives from across the movement will share successes and best practices and explore opportunities for global partnerships. Join us to celebrate the growth and impact of this inspiring network.
Gather with fair trade enthusiasts from across the US.
Learn more about these Fair Trade Campaigns:
Through keynotes, panels, workshops and networking, the conference will inspire and equip attendees with practical tools to drive conscious consumerism. These conversations will reinforce our understanding that small everyday choices, behaviors and advocacy efforts can drive large scale impact – and create common ground for collaboration and greater impact moving forward.
Seth Goldman (Co-founder of Honest Tea, Executive Chair of Beyond Meat), Laura Lapp (Vice-President of Sustainability, Chartwell Dining Hall Services), DeRay Mckesson (civil rights activist), Paul Rice (Founder/CEO of Fair Trade USA), Elizabeth Segran (staff writer for Fast Company)
Other speakers from:
Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa
Chicago Fair Trade
Chicago Interfaith Workers’ Center
Cooperativa de Caficultores de Anserma
Fair Trade Federation
International Women’s Coffee Alliance
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Spectrum Nonprofit Services
World Fair Trade Organization
..as well as several high schools, colleges, and universities
Advocacy and organizing
Diverse and inclusive advocacy
Engaging campus allies
Impacts of fair trade
Responsible production & consumption
Systems and standards of fair trade
See this link for full list of workshops.
5-9pm: registration, expo, kick-off celebration
11- 12:30: workshops
12:30-1:30: lunch, expo
5-7: plenaries and dinner
12-1: lunch, expo
3: closing remarks
JW Marriott Hotel
151 W Adams St
Chicago IL 60603
Contact OhioFairTrade@irtfcleveland.org to coordinate carpools and overnight stays with others from northern Ohio who will be attending the conference.
See this link to register by Feb 28.
Pre-registration is $175 (student) or $200 (other)
More if you register on site.
Meals: Registration fee includes these meals only: SAT lunch & dinner; SUN lunch
Accommodations: It is recommended you find your own affordable accommodations. If you want to look at the hotel prices (generally $149/night plus taxes), see this link .