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Toniic Annual Global Gathering 2019

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Albergo dell'Agenzia

Via Fossano, 21

12042 Bra - Pollenzo CN


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Annual Global Gathering 2019: Cultivating Our Impact

Andiamo a Pollenzo! We are excited to invite you to the Toniic AGG19 in Pollenzo, Italy!


Join fellow Toniic members in the beautiful and historic Piedmont region of Italy to explore the theme of Cultivating Our Impact.

Cultivate /ˈkʌltəˌveɪt/
Transitive verb

  • To prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops
  • To foster the growth of, to further, encourage
  • To improve or develop by careful attention, training, or study
  • To seek the society of, make friends with

Modern agriculture, modern finance, and modern life focus relentlessly on maximizing yield. What value has this short-term focus actually brought to our personal lives and to the life of the planet? Sustainability and regeneration are the results of deeper, longer-term goals that are more wholly beneficial to our personal and collective well-being. To move from short-sightedness to the long view is to shift from an attitude of maximizing the harvest to one of tender cultivation of our planetary and personal resources.

Join us for three days of intimate conversations and experiences to explore what it takes to make the shift (and keep shifting) toward greater cultivation. Come enjoy the company of the global Toniic community of resource stewards who share the vision for an inclusive, healthy, vibrant and regenerative planet.


AGG19 WEEK (Monday, February 11th - Friday, February 15th)


  • Tuesday, February 12th - Day 1: arrival at 2pm
  • Wednesday, February 13th - Day 2: full day of AGG programming
  • Thursday, February 14th - Day 3: full day of AGG programming, with an evening of live music and dancing!
  • Friday, February 15th - Day 4: half day of AGG programming (departing after lunch)


  • We invite you to arrive in Italy early in order to join an optional pre-AGG activity on Monday, February 11th (exact location TBD, possibly in Turin or Milan). Our official gathering begins February 12th and ends on the 15th.

Along with favourite sessions like the Give & Get Marketplace and Impact Portfolio Deep Dives, our days together will also include interactive group activities and free time for wine tasting, exploring, and deepening personal connections.

Our hope is that you will come away from this year's AGG feeling personally refreshed, with strengthened community connections and practical tools for cultivating your impact.


Your meals and accommodation are included in your ticket. There are two accommodation venues for this year's AGG.

All AGG programming and most meals will take place in the 4 star hotel, the Albergo dell'Agenzia. Accommodation is available in this hotel, as well as the nearby 3 star hotel, the Albergo La Corte Albertina, which is a 3 minute walk from the Albergo dell'Agenzia.

You can select to stay in either the Albergo dell'Agenzia or the Albergo La Corte Albertina when you choose your ticket type.

If you require a special ticket type that doesn't appear to be available or if you have particular room requirements (due to children, childcare providers, etc) please contact danielle.lacasse@toniic.com.


Booking rooms before/after the AGG

(Please book directly with the hotel for any dates outside of the AGG, and you can let the hotel know that you are with the Toniic group):

The rates for Toniic guests booking an extra night are:

Albergo Agenzia (Tel. +39 0172 458600 - Fax +39 0172 458645 e-mail: info@albergoagenzia.it ):

  • Euro 120 DUS (single occupancy)
  • Euro 150 DBL (double occupancy)

Albergo Corte Albertina (Tel.: +39 0172 458410 - Fax: +39 0172 458921 info@albergocortealbertina.it ):

  • Euro 70 dus (single occupancy)
  • Euro 90 dbl (double occupancy)

About the Albergo dell'Agenzia

The site of AGG19 is the Albergo dell’Agenzia di Pollenzo, part of the neo-Gothic architectural complex built by Carlo Alberto of Savoy as the hub of agricultural research and production in Piedmont. Restored between 1997-2004 by Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, the Agenzia combines refined architecture with landscapes of rare beauty and was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. The hills of the Langhe and Roero districts that embrace the Agenzia of Pollenzo are also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the exceptional universal value of Piedmont’s “scenic rural and wine landscape”.

Just eight years after founding Slow Food, Carlo Petrini felt a strong need to develop this large, prestigious hub of food and wine culture, which he interprets innovatively as a science. He imagined the place as the cultural powerhouse of a new “eno-gastronomy” based on the quality of food and wine, respectful of biodiversity and the environment, careful to erase any form of workplace exploitation. Hence the seven-year rescue operation on the wonderful neo-Gothic complex of the Agenzia, a huge space where Albergo dell’Agenzia, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Academic Tables and Wine Bank live side by side in a state of synergy.

About Slow Food

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.

Carbon Offsetting Your Travel

The Toniic Team is offsetting the carbon footprint of our travel by purchasing offsets from a menu of options recommended by Toniic members. We encourage you to do the same! View the menu of carbon offset options here: https://tinyurl.com/agg19-CO2-offset-menu


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Albergo dell'Agenzia

Via Fossano, 21

12042 Bra - Pollenzo CN


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