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Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

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ORGANIC WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

May 20-23, 2019

Experience the impact of organic – three great events in one powerful week.

It’s time to double-down on big ideas and better solutions. In the backdrop of the nation’s capital, join us at the epicenter of culinary creativity for a collaborative event about the future of organic. We’ll explore leading-edge thinking, discuss bold strategies, and take incremental steps to advance policy and private sector solutions.

Small organic producers to major growers, family-run organic operations to nationwide companies, researchers and policy advocates to distributors and retailers will come together to advance organic policy priorities. You can’t afford to miss this intimate offering of education, advocacy, and networking brought to you by the Organic Trade Association.

 

Organic Week D.C. 2019 Schedule at a Glance:

  • Monday, May 20: Member Day | Hall of the States 
  • Tuesday, May 21: Advocacy Day (+ Congressional Reception) | Capitol Hill 
  • Wednesday, May 22: Conference Day (+ Organic PAC event) | Dock 5, Union Market 
  • Thursday, May 23: Board of Directors Meeting (open to members) | Hall of the States 

Registration Fees:

Organic Trade Association Member: $499*
Registration includes: Member Day, Advocacy Day, Conference Day
*After March 1, member rate increases to $599

Organic Trade Association Not-Yet-Member: $599
Registration includes: Conference Day

Government | Non-Profit | Student: $399
Registration includes: Conference Day


MEMBER DAY (Member Exclusive*)

Monday, May 20 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Organic Trade Association kicks off Organic Week with Member Day on Monday, May 20, at our headquarters in the Hall of the States. Members of the Organic Trade Association will gather for updates and discussion on industry issues, Advocacy Day prep,  topical working sessions, task force meetings, and special activities for Organic Week first-timers.

Member Day offers time for networking and collaboration. Help us build an agenda that meets your needs to connect and learn with your Organic Trade Association peers. If you have a topic you would like to discuss, please contact Libby Mucciarone.

Location // Hall of the States, 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.


ADVOCACY DAY (Member Exclusive*)

Tuesday, May 21 | 7:00am - 5:00pm

The Organic Trade Association’s Advocacy Day will take place on Tuesday, May 21, in hundreds of offices and meeting rooms across Capitol Hill. Help us share positive messages and educate the nation’s top policymakers on the importance of Organic and the sector’s impact on jobs, growth, and consumer demand. You will leave with new advocacy tools and personal connections to help you better promote and protect organic in your community, your state, and at the national level.

Participation in Advocacy Day requires that you are available to attend meetings scheduled between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 21.

Location // Hall of the States, 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C. // Individual meeting schedules will be provided to each registrant


CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION 

Tuesday, May 21 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This evening event will offer an unmatched opportunity to network with colleagues and foster direct relationships with key government officials, their staff, and VIP guests in the backdrop of Capitol Hill. Come join us for cocktails and appetizers!


LOOP THE LINCOLN

Wednesday, May 22 | 7:00 am

Clif Bar will host leaders from organic companies, farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other Hill staff for Loop the Lincoln, a casual 5.6K loop around the National Mall, from 7:00am - 9:00am on Wednesday, May 22. 


CONFERENCE DAY 

Wednesday, May 22 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Let’s be bold. What’s always worked doesn’t always continue to serve us.

That’s why in 2019, Organic Trade Association is rebuilding its signature policy making event – literally from the ground up. We will host Bold Ideas + Critical Conversations in a unique new venue – Dock 5 – a creative urban space in the nexus of the bustling, historic Union Market. There, we’ll engage one another in dialogues of consequence to our industry.

Some of the Critical Conversations we’ll pursue:

  • Is the middle disappearing?
  • How are we delivering on access / equity for our increasingly diverse shoppers?
  • Our Roots / Our Future: What does it look like to scale with Integrity?

Be sure to check this space often as we build out our agenda with keynote speakers, panels and small group dialogues.

Location // Dock 5, Washington, D.C.


ORGANIC PAC FUNDRAISER

Wedesday, May 22 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Organic Trade Association's Political Action Committee will host an evening reception directly following the Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations Conference. It will be a fun night of food, drink, activities and networking to support elected leaders who make organic food, fiber and farming a priority in policy decisions. If you’d like to learn more about Organic PAC and how you can get involved, contact Megan DeBates, or fill out your prior approval form today and then buy tickets!

Location // Dock 5, Washington, D.C.


INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?

Interested in sponsorship opportunities with a meaningful ROI? Levels of support start at $3,500. Contact Tracy Campany to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for 2019!   


Contact:

Tracy Campany
Events Manager
(202) 403-8632

 

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