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Community Food Security conference- call for proposals for workshops

  • Subject: [cg] Community Food Security conference- call for proposals for workshops
  • From: ASFisher@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 14:28:17 EDT

Seventh annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition
Growing the Movement: New Opportunities and Challenges for Community Food 
Boston, MA November 1-5, 2003

Proposal deadline: Received by June 13 

The Community Food Security Coalition seeks proposals for workshop sessions 
at its annual conference in Boston November, 1-5 on the following topics. 
Please provide proposals for entire 90 minute workshop sessions rather than 
for individual presentations

 Urban agriculture
 Scaling Up community food system efforts-- new business models and 
 Local food, local economies- food within a local economic development 
 Ethics, spirituality, and faith related issues in food and farming
 Food, health and culture
 Food safety, homeland security, and food security- practical approaches and 
political considerations
 Growing the movement: from local to national experiences in coalition 
building, outreach, policy formation, and institutional transformation 
 Farm to school, farm to college and other farm to institution programs

Presentation format
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 to 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   Debates
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. 

Session details
All sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Expect approximately 25-50 
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 (due to high cost, we cannot guarantee that we will have 
PowerPoint  projectors or VCR's) 
5. Title of session
6. 200 word description of the presentation, including main points and goals. 
Include learning goals for the audience. If your workshop is accepted, your 
description will be included in an edited form in the conference program.
7. Brief bios of presenters (one paragraph or less only). No resumes or 
multi-page CVs please.

You may fax or e-mail your proposal. Please save it as an rtf file. 

Send your proposals to:
Community Food Security Coalition
PO Box 209
Venice CA 90294
Fax: 310-822-1440

Registration Fee Discount
Presenters will receive a 50% discount on their conference registration fees 
(excluding pre-conference events such as field trips or short courses). Up to 
three persons per workshop will receive this discount. All other fees and 
travel costs are the responsibility of the presenter. Additional registration 
fee waivers may be available in the form of scholarships. 

You'll Hear Back From Us Soon
Submission of a proposal is not a guarantee of its acceptance.  All proposals 
will be reviewed by a planning committee. Notifications of your proposal's 
status will be provided by the end of June. Contact us if you don't hear back 
by then. 

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