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2004 ACGA conference: Call for Presentations

  • Subject: [cg] 2004 ACGA conference: Call for Presentations
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:00:08 -0500

Hi Folks,
Here's the Call for Presentations for our 2004 conference, to be held in
Toronto, Canada October 1-3, 2004. More about that soon (hotel, etc.).
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be a good & interesting
presenter. 

Cheers,
Laura
PS This will be up on the website soon.
_________________________

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

25th Annual Conference

 
³Gardens of Diversity, Growing Across Cultures²
Friday October 1 - Sunday October 3, 2004
Toronto, Ontario


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 About the ACGA and Our Annual Conference
 

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a non-profit
organization of professionals and volunteers who seek to promote community
gardening and greening to improve the quality of life.

 Each year, our conference gathers people from all over North America and
other parts of the world who are engaged in all aspects of gardening and
greening activities.  This conference offers a unique opportunity to share
challenges and solutions and to learn from each other.  The conference
includes panel discussions, keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and visits
to botanical sites and community gardens.

 This yearıs conference theme, ³Gardens of Diversity, Growing Across
Cultures² is especially significant for Toronto, one of the worldıs most
diverse cities. Join us in celebrating that diversity as we honour the
ACGAıs  25 years of promoting community gardening. Your contribution will
help to create a future in which every community blooms!

 For additional conference information visit our website at
www.communitygarden.org <http://www.communitygarden.org/>

 
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Presentation Description & Submission
 
* Fill out the enclosed form and
* Attach an outline or description of 250 wordsor less of your proposed
presentation, including main points and goals.
* Include a short bio or resume.
* If your proposal is accepted yourdescription/outline will be included in
an edited form in the AnnualConference Brochure.
* Electronic (Email) submissions are preferred.
 

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Who Should Submit Proposals
 

Though we would prefer otherwise, please note that the ACGA is unable to pay
presenters for their time and in fact, all presenters are required to pay
their own conference registration, accommodation and travel fees.

 
* Community gardeners
* Open space advocates, landscape designers/architects/ arborists/
contractors 
* Community Organizers
* Urban policy makers/ planners
* Academics and researchers
* Horticulturists, Environmental Educators,Teachers, Horticultural
Therapists 
* Program personnel aiding in conservation,youth development, leadership or
municipal partnerships
* Youth (ages 14-24): we are committed toinvolving youth in all aspects of
this conference and welcome youth aspresenters.
 
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Presentation Format
 

Preferred presentation length is approximately 1 hour. Please note if your
presentation requires a longer session (up to 2 hours). Presentations may be
in a variety of formats:, workshop, discussion, panel/team, or lecture.

 --------------
 
Evaluation of Proposals
 

Proposals will be evaluated by the conference program committee. Generally,
the strongest sessions are those that draw on both personal experience and
understanding of the problems and experiences of garden programs.

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 Themes 
 

The conference program will be organized around general themes, which
include but are not limited to the following.  Please keep in mind the
conference theme of diversity:

 

·   Community Development: building inclusion, working with volunteers,
community kitchens, community arts projects, etc.

 ·  Conservation and Restoration: native plant and habitat restoration,
heritage seeds and breeds

 ·  Diversity: people, plants, programs, biodiversity, ethnobotany

 ·  Entrepreneurial projects: youth/community economic development, etc.

 ·  Food Security: food policy Issues farmerıs markets, urban agriculture,
CSAıs community shared agriculture, global and local economics.

 ·  Horticulture: gardening ³how-toıs², composting, organics, pest control,
soils, toxicity issues, innovations, ancient traditions, international
learnings

·  Innovations: rooftops, new programs, traditional knowledge, climate
adaptations, forest gardening Š you tell us

 ·  International activities: community gardening activity around the world

 ·  Politics and Public Policy: shaping public policy on community
gardening, working with municipal leaders and municipal staff etc.

 ·  Professional and Organizational Development: community garden start-up,
sustainability, fundraising, administration, board development, volunteers,
grant writing, working with the media, community organizing

 ·  Research: presentation of any current research projects on community
gardening

 ·  Special Needs: gardens with seniors, disabled, AIDS, prison, homeless,
refugee, psychiatric populations, horticultural therapy, etc.

 ·  Youth, Children, School Gardens:

 ·  Other: please donıt be limited by what we havenıt thought of.

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Poster Sessions

 There will be a poster/information table session during the conference,
including an area for power point poster sessions of approximately 15
minutes each. If you would like to reserve a table, please write a 200-word
description of project and poster. Please note if power point equipment is
required.

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Questions?

 Please contact:          Lorraine Johnson email: ljohnson@interlog.com

===========================================
SUBMISSION FORM
25th Annual Conference

American Community Gardening Association

 
 ³Gardens of Diversity, Growing Across Cultures²
Friday October 1 - Sunday October 3, 2004
Toronto, Ontario
 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

 Proposal Deadline: Postmarked by Monday March 1,  2004

 Please type or print.


 Presenter:        

Contact Title:
                   
CO-Presenter or Team name:
 
Title:

Organizational Affiliation:

Street Address:    
City:
State/Province:    
Postal code:       
Country:

Daytime Phone:     
Evening Phone:
                   
E-mail:            
Fax:

 

Please Note:

Much to our regret, we are unable to provide presenters with financial
compensation. All presenters are expected to pay their own conference fees
as well as provide for their own lodging, transportation and meals.
Presenters are also expected to provide sufficient quantities of handout
material for all workshop attendees.

 

·   Number of Presenters___________________________

Please list all other members of the presentation team and their
affiliation. Use additional paper if necessary. Submit a bio or resume for
each presenter (preferably by Email)


·   Are you or is a member of your team a Youth (age 14-24) ?       Y      N

·   Presentation Type:  (Circle One)

 Team            Individual             Panel
Outdoors in community garden (limited)
Other (describe)

·   Approximate Length of Presentation__________________________
Suggested length is between 1 1Ž2 - 2 hours (60min ­ 120 min) with
consideration for content

·  Audio Visual Needs: (please circle)

Slide Projector               Overhead                  Microphone
Podium
TV/VCR                    Power Point (projector only, not computer)

Other (describe)

·   Miscellaneous Needs:

 Flip Charts (News Print)                     Additional Tables

Demonstration Areas

Other (describe)

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REMEMBER: 


·   Attach an outline or description of 250 words or less of your proposed
presentation, including main points and goals.

·   Include a short bio or resume of all presenters.


QUESTIONS?

 Please contact:          Lorraine Johnson email: ljohnson@interlog.com


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 Proposals may be sent by mail or email (preferred)
To be postmarked by 5 pm Monday March 1, 2004, to:

Laura Berman / Jennifer Volk
Email:  tcgn@foodshare.net
Or by mail to:
 
FoodShare 
Attention: Laura Berman
238 Queen St. West. Lower Level
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada M5V 1Z7  
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 


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