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Place-based food systems conference

**REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 2ND**

Registration is OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

Registration Type Description

EARLY BIRD Price

March 26-

May 31st, 2018

STANDARD Price

June 1st -

August 1st, 2018

Pre Conference Tour August 8th, 2018. SCHEDULE TO BE CONFIRMED. 

This tour will visit three teaching farms that specialize in sustainable, small scale, community focused, urban and peri-urban farming and direct marketing. Details below.

$45* $55*
Standard Registration Standard registration fee for conference participants for whom conference registration fee is not a barrier to participation (e.g. researchers, funded students, professionals, etc.). Includes meals during conference hours and reception. $360* $450*
Reduced Registration Reduced registration fee for non-profit organizations and students who are self-funded. A LIMITED number of tickets are available at a reduced rate. Includes meals during conference hours and reception. $166* $266*
Access Registration AVAILABLE BY APPLICATION ONLY. A LIMITED number of tickets are available at highly reduced rate for individuals for whom alternative registrations fees would be a barrier to participation.  SEE BELOW for more information. Includes meals during conference hours and reception. $99* $199*

* Excluding processing fees (4.5%) and GST(5%).

 

Registration is OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

To apply for the Access Registration price:

To apply for the Access Registration price, please fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM HERE. Your application will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

1- Financial need.

2- Applicability of conference content to participant's goals and potential contribution to conference.

 

Pre Conference Tour *SCHEDULE TO BE CONFIRMED*

August 8th, 2018

10am - 4:00pm (approximately)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: On this tour we will visit three teaching farms that specialize in sustainable, small scale, community focused, urban and peri-urban farming and direct marketing, and underpin the novel place-based food system focused extension and undergraduate education programs of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and the Sustainable Agriculture Degree Program, respectively, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Two of these applied research and education farms were conceptualized, developed and now operate in partnership with a municipal government and community food system actors, and the third with a First Nation government and community. Discussion will highlight the development of KPU's agricultural education programming and these teaching farms integral to them; including relationship building between local government, academic institutions, community organizations and Indigenous communities. Sites are located in the Metro Vancouver area. The tour will include a BBQ lunch featuring foods produced by KPU program students on these farms. Bus transport provided.

 

Bursaries - Application Deadline May 1st - BURSARY APPLICATION NOW CLOSED.

The bursary application period is now closed. Successful applicants will be notified before May 10th.

A limited number of bursaries are available to contribute to travel/registration/accommodation expenses for eligible participants (value $500). Bursaries will be awarded on an application basis. Applications can be submitted HERESuccessful applicants will automatically receive the ACCESS registration fee and need not apply for access registration fee. Application deadline for the first round of bursaries is May 1st

We are actively seeking support to provide additional bursaries. Should additional bursaries be secured, we will open applications again after May 7th.