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9th Organic Seed Growers Conference

Synergy that sutains

Help shape the 2018 Conference

Organic Seed Alliance invites you to help shape the 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference by providing proposals for content. This is your opportunity to share important research and ask timely questions related to organic seed. The conference is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. and provides two days of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. We welcome your proposals for presentations, workshops, posters, panels, and roundtables.


Deadline

Proposals must be submitted by July 24, 2017.


Theme

The 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference theme is Synergy that Sustains. This year’s theme reflects an emphasis on developing collaborative networks, cooperative production and business models, and a diversity of approaches to advancing organic seed systems. While we welcome a diversity of proposals, those that fit the following categories are encouraged:

Topics reflecting 2017 theme, “Synergy that Sustains”:

Regional, national, and international seed networks
Innovative business models, including examples of seed cooperatives
Collaborative research, education, and advocacy initiatives

Topics that reflect ongoing conference priorities:

Advancements in organic plant breeding
Breeding for resiliency and biodiversity, including to mitigate the impacts of climate change
Farmer-led breeding projects
New models for organic seed production, quality assurance, enterprise development, and commercializing new varieties (e.g., alternative approaches to intellectual property)
Understanding the economics of seed production
Timely policy and advocacy topics that are essential to expanding organic seed systems and that are in need of more strategy and discussion

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Organic Seed Alliance Conference 2018

Save the date to join us February 14-17, 2018, in Corvallis, Oregon. Registration will open in October of 2017. We can't wait to see you!

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