Call for Proposals CFSC Conference
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Fifth annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition.
Taking Back the Food System: Strategies for Healthy Food, Farms, and
Washington, DC October 6-9, 2001
Proposal deadline: Received by May 29
The Community Food Security Coalition seeks proposals for sessions at its
annual conference in Washington, DC October 6-9, 2001.
Themes for workshops
Within each of these themes, workshop organizers are asked to focus
presentations on ways in which to bring together stakeholders (coalition
building); local models of success (best practices); or the politics of
community food security. We also encourage proposals related to the food
system in the Washington DC/Mid-Atlantic area, as well as proposals tailored
for a general interest audience. Approximately twelve workshop slots are
We encourage innovative formats and interactive sessions, with adequate time
for dialogue with attendees. We also encourage sessions that lead to a
specific outcome, and that are linked to the activities of the Community Food
Security Coalition, or building a food security movement.
Here are some session formats to consider:
o Panel presentations
o Skills-building sessions that help participants develop their capacity
for action in the project, organizing, media, or policy realms.
o Discussion groups
o Workshops in which attendees actively participate
Expect a very diverse audience in terms of occupation. They include
anti-hunger activists, policy-makers, farmers, emergency food providers,
faith-based community representatives, environmentalists, community based
organization activists, community residents, community gardeners,
nutritionists, extension agents, sustainable agriculture activists, food
system and food security organizational representatives, chefs,
researchers/academics, students, funders, and others engaged in building a
sustainable food system.
All sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Expect approximately 15-50
attendees per session.
Format of proposals
Please use the following format in your proposal.
1. Name of contact person, organization, address, city, state, zip, phone,
2. Name and organization of other presenters in your session.
3. Type of session (see above)
4. AV needs (slide or transparency projector only)
5. Title of session and theme (Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, or Healthy
6. 200 word description of the presentation, including main points and goals.
Explain what you would like the audience to learn. If your workshop is
accepted, your description will be included in an edited form in the
7. Brief bios of presenters (one paragraph or less only). No resumes or
multi-page CVs please.
You may mail, fax, or e-mail your proposal. Save your files in MS Word or RTF
Send your proposals to:
Community Food Security Coalition
PO Box 209
Venice CA 90294
All presenters will be expected to pay their own registration fees and travel
costs. Fee waivers may be available for low-income presenters only.
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