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2023 – Building Bridges

Register now for the 2023 BC Organic Conference, returning in-person to celebrate its 30th anniversary! Join us at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre from Tuesday, Nov. 7th to Thursday, Nov. 9th to reconnect, exchange ideas and learn from experts.

If you’re looking for discounted hotel rates, we have group rates set up at several hotels within walking distance of the conference venue. Details are included in your registration confirmation email.

Planning is well underway—sessions include soil health, business management, current challenges in viticulture, pasture ecology and grazing, supply chains, adapting to climate change, and more. You can also look forward to a tour of Covert Estate Family Winery, a tour of the Summerland Research & Development Centre, a packed trade show, and amazing organic meals.

All are welcome—check this page frequently for updates!

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Keynote Speakers

Organic BC is thrilled to introduce our 2023 keynote speakers:

Join us to hear their unique insights on our theme of Building Bridges, from bridges built in the soil by microbe and plant relationships to farmers working on unceded land and their connection and relationship with Indigenous peoples and place.

Learn more about our keynote speakers

Sessions Confirmed to Date Include:

  • Year-Round Vegetable Production in Cold Climates
  • Elaine Ingham – Food Soil Web/Compost
  • Your Irrigation System and Climate Change
  • Climate Resilient Livestock Production & Emergency Management
  • Restoring and Maintaining Soil Health with the Power Of Compost
  • Farm Scale Adaptations to Climate Change Using On-Farm Trials
  • Percy Folkard – What is Regenerative?
  • Seed Saving as a Cultural Act
  • Small Scale No-Till Farming
  • Keeping Going – Managing Farmer Burnout
  • Understanding the Principles of Integrated Pest Management
  • A New Look at Cover Crops
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Thank you to our 2023 BC Organic Conference sponsors