2021 Workshops & Networking Events

Request for Workshop Proposals

INTERESTED IN OFFERING A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP?

We are seeking information-packed, relevant and engaging workshops for our annual conference, PIE: People, Innovation, Equity. We welcome your submission and invite you to share your expertise, experience and passion with the BC farmers’ markets community.

This year we are mixing things up and going online! Over three weeks in February 2021, we’ll be bringing together farmers’ market organizers, farmers, vendors, partners and community collaborators seeking to engage in strengthening BC’s local food sector through farmers’ markets.

Deadline for submissions:
Please submit your proposal by Thursday, December 3, 2020. We will review proposals and contact you about the outcome by no later than mid-January 2021.

Apply now to join us!

 

Conference details:

  • Date: February 1-19, 2021
  • Venue: Online

Workshop details:

  • We are open to workshop sessions of flexible length.
  • You may propose a 20-minute focused workshop, the more traditional 75-minute session or a half-day/full day short course.
  • We welcome a variety of workshop formats, including panels, interactive sessions, wellness sessions or individual presentations. Together, BCAFM and presenters will determine if a live or pre-recorded session is the best fit. We invite you to get creative with the use of technology and virtual space!
  • All sessions are learning experiences and are non-commercial
  • Sessions should include some interactive or experiential elements in your design, as appropriate.
  • We will accept proposals that are aligned with the theme, PIE: People, Innovation, Equity, as well as other topics that are targeted for market organizers, board members, farmer/rancher vendors, and market vendors.

Compensation:

We are a non-profit organization and do our best to keep conference expenses as low as possible. We value the skills and expertise of our presenters. The following are potentially available to support your presentation:

  • One free conference registration for each presenter
  • Modest honorarium

How to submit a proposal:

Submit the proposal online through this link. We will ask for:

  • A short bio of the presenter(s), detailing their experience and qualifications on the topic
  • Intended audience (i.e. market managers, non-profit board members, farmers, vendors)
  • Workshop title and description
  • What you expect the attendees to learn as a result of your workshop (i.e. take aways, learning objectives)

Tips:

  • All sessions are learning experiences and are non-commercial
  • Sessions are encouraged to include some interactive or experiential elements, as appropriate
  • The 2021 conference theme this year is PIE: People, Innovation Equity. We will accept proposals that are aligned with this theme and three sub-themes (people/community, innovation, equity), as well as other topics that are targeted for market manager, board members, farmer/rancher vendors, and market vendors.

See the list of speakers from our 2020 conference.


Networking Events

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