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Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference

Fair Trade Towns, Colleges & Universities

Friday, September 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM - Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, United States

Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference

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Join us for the first ever Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference this Fall!  The conference will bring together leaders and activists who are organizing or planning to organize a Fair Trade campaign in their town/city or university/college. Fair Trade Towns and Universities deepen the local grassroots commitment to Fair Trade around the US and facilitate life changing benefits for farmers, workers and artisans in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This September, organizers, activists, faculty and students will come together to share experiences and resources, sharpen skills, and build momentum for Fair Trade. 


Conference Schedule:

Friday:

3:30 Registration Opens

5:00 Dinner & Regionally Based Networking Break-out

5:45 Friday Welcome

6:00 Fair Trade Symposium 

 

Saturday:

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Saturday Welcome

8:35 Making the Case for Fair Trade

9:45 Fair Trade Coffee Break

10:00 Break Out Session 1 - Promotional Tools

11:00 Break Out Session 2 - Organizer Tools

12:00 Lunch & Speed Networking with Companies in the Fair Trade Movement

2:00 Break Out Session 3 - Building Your Toolkit

3:00 Break

3:15 Crowd Sourced Topics

4:15 Coffee Cupping Training & Chocolate Tasting

6:00 Fair Trade Ice Cream Social & Tweet Up

 

Sunday:

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Fair Trade Impact: The Producer Perspective

9:30 General Session 3

11:00 Break out Session 4 - Promotion in Your Community

12:00 Lunch & Speed Dating with Organizations in the Fair Trade Movement

1:40 Closing Session - Long-term Sustainability of your Campaign

3:00 Conference Closes

 

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Due to the limited availability of discounted rooms on block for the Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, we request your consideration when booking and encourage rooming with other attendees. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Reserve a room online here.
  • Call 1800-228 9290 and reference the Fair Trade Towns & Universities Conference. 


Conference Travel Stipend:

We're pleased to be able to offer limited financial assistance for the Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference to allow leaders, organizers and volunteers to offset travel and accommodations.  It's easy to apply!  Once you have registered fill out the Travel Stipend Application and e-mail or fax it to the address provided in the application.

 

 

Organizer Sponsors

Thanks to our organizer sponsors, we've been able to fullfill all travel stipend requests!

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Ben & Jerry's

Ten Thousand Villages

Fair Trade USA

Change.org

Fair Trade Federation

Catholic Relief Services

 

Product Sponsors

Thanks to our product sponsrs for letting our attendees take home the best goodie bag ever!

Art of Tea

Dirty Beauty

QTrade Tea

Frontier Coop

TeaForte

Stash Tea

Fair Trade Sports

Choice Organic Teas

Fair Trade Resource Network

Senda Atheletics

Partners for Just Trade

Hae Now

Larabar

Divine Chocolate

Kopali Organics

Wholesome Sweeteners

Traditional Medicinals

Honest Tea

Esteam Cotton

Have questions about Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference? Contact Fair Trade Towns, Colleges & Universities

When & Where

United Plaza, 30 South 17th Street, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, 19103

Friday, September 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM - Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM (EDT)


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2011-08-08 12:11:04

Updated scheudle soon to come!

2011-08-18 11:34:16

Registration cutoff is September 2, 2011!

2011-08-29 14:59:22

The conference is sold out and registration has been closed!

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