News Release Contact: Holly Givens
For Immediate Release Phone: 413-774-7511, Ext. 18
All Things Organic™ 2004 program will feature two eminent scientists as keynote speakers
Greenfield, Mass. (Dec. 18, 2003) - The program for the Organic Trade Association's 2004 All Things Organic™ Conference and Trade Show scheduled for May 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago will feature two outstanding keynote speakers from the scientific community: David Suzuki from Canada and Sandra Steingraber from the United States.
Recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology, Dr. Suzuki of Vancouver, British Columbia, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, The Nature of Things. His television appearances, which explain the complexities of natural science in a compelling way, have consistently received high acclaim.
Ecologist, author and cancer survivor Dr. Steingraber, meanwhile, is an internationally recognized expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. Currently serving as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, she is heralded by the Sierra Club as "the new Rachel Carson." She is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment and Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journal to Motherhood.
"The participation by Dr. Suzuki and Dr. Steingraber at All Things Organic™ is guaranteed to bring thought-provoking inspiration to attendees," said Katherine DiMatteo, OTA's executive director.
Slated to present the opening keynote address Sunday morning, May 2, Dr. Suzuki will speak on "Rediscovering the Human Place in the Biosphere." Dr. Steingraber will give her keynote address Tuesday morning, May 4.
OTA's All Things Organic™ trade show had already sold 357 booths-more than 100 more than the 2003 show-by early December. In its fourth year, the conference and trade show for the first time will be co-located with the Food Marketing Institute's FMI Show, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's Fancy Food Show, and the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association's United 2004 Produce Expo & Conference.
For more details, visit www.atoexpo.com.
The Organic Trade Association is a membership-based business association representing all aspects of the organic industry in North America. All Things Organic™ is OTA's annual conference and trade show managed in partnership with Diversified Business Communications.
December 18, 2003
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