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For Immediate Release Lisa Bell (303) 527-0203
Nina Rothschild Utne to be keynote speaker at 2005 All Things Organic™ Conference and Trade Show
GREENFIELD, Mass. (January 31, 2005)—Nina Rothschild Utne, chair and chief executive officer of Utne magazine, will be the opening keynote speaker at the Organic Trade Association's 2005 All Things Organic™ Conference and Trade Show, to be held April 30-May 3, 2005, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Utne, a writer, political activist, mother and community-builder, will speak on "The Power of One Voice: How Independent Media is Bringing Wonder Back to a Wonder Bread Culture" in her keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1. In her talk, Utne will draw on stories from the magazine's pages, its readers, her personal life, and the world at large.
"Rejecting complacency, she will challenge us to transform ourselves and the world," said Katherine DiMatteo, OTA's executive director. "Her talk is bound to inspire us to greater good."
Utne holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and a Masters degree in Human Development from St. Mary's University. In addition to being intimately involved in every aspect of Utne magazine since its founding in 1984, Nina is frequently asked to speak on such topics as motherhood as a training-ground for business, the power of media to transform culture, spirituality and business, and the voice of independent media. She is a founder of the Headwaters Fund, City of Lakes Waldorf School, and a founding member of both UnReasonable Women for the Earth and Code Pink.
All Things Organic™ is presented by OTA in partnership with Diversified Business Communications. The May 2005 event will mark its fifth year, and the second year it has co-located with the Food Marketing Institute Show, the Spring Fancy Food Show., United Produce Expo and Conference, and the U.S. Food Export Showcase. All Things Organic™ is the largest conference and trade show in North America exclusively dedicated to organic.
Details concerning the conference, trade show, and special events are posted online at http://www.organicexpo.com/.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association whose mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade. OTA's more than 1,475 members include growers, shippers, retailers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations, brokers, consultants and others. For further info, visit OTA's web site (http://www.ota.com/).
Diversified Business Communications (DBC) provides information and market access through trade exhibitions, magazine publishing, and online resources on five continents. In addition to serving the natural products/organic market, DBC produces over 15 food exhibitions organized throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia (http://www.divbusiness.com/)
January 31, 2005
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