Each year, members of the organic community come together at our annual BC Organic Conference. The event is a chance to visit with current and future leaders in the BC organic sector, exchange ideas, eat amazing meals, learn from experts, and return home inspired by our incredible community before the growing season kicks into high gear.
The BC Organic Conference is open to anyone interested in organic agriculture, including Organic BC members, farmers looking to transition, researchers, students, like-minded organizations, and members of the general public. All are welcome!
February 25 to 27, 2022
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
Join us for the 29th annual BC Organic Conference! Based on the stellar content from last year’s podcast series, not only will there be podcasts and pre-conference online conversations this year, there will be an in-person conference with sessions that provide space for deeper conversations, networking, and developing collaborations.Get tickets COVID-19 guidelines
Trade show: This year, your booth will be featured in both an in-person trade show and a virtual trade show that provides another layer of networking and promoting your business/organization to registrants.
Podcast sponsorship: Be acknowledged as a conference sponsor in our new podcast series, which will be released ahead of the conference, and receive a trade show booth as described above.
Silent auction: We’re also seeking donations for our silent auction fundraiser, which will be hosted online in the lead up to the conference. Specifically, we’re looking for either gift cards/online coupon codes, or physical items that could be sent out directly from you to the winning bidder (participants would bid on the item, claim from you, and they would pay the shipping fees). If you would like to contribute to the silent auction, please email email@example.com.Tradeshow and Sponsorship Registration
(as of November 15, 2021)
|1:30 – 4:30||Decolonizing and Inter-Cultural Relationships – Shared Workshop with BC Co-op Association|
|7 PM onward||Friday Gala: Delegate statements; Pecha kucha presentations from each of BC Co-op Association and Organic BC; Shared social|
|8:00 – 8:15||Welcome|
|8:15 – 9:05||Keynote Panel: Tips for Chaos & Convergence
Moderator: Tristan Banwell
|9:30 – 10:45||Seed Saving as a Cultural Bridge and Political Act with Tiffany Traverse and Cease Wyss|
|10:45 – noon||Organics in Regenerative Ag Discussion|
|1:15 – 2:45||Workshop: On-Farm Research with Dr. Catherine Tarasoff|
|3:15 – 4:30||Forage Cropping with Serena Black, BC Forage Council|
|4:30 – 5:00||Equipment Show & Tell|
|6:00 – 11:00||Organic Feast with Chef Romeo @ Coast Hotel|
|AM||Facilitated Conversation: Topic TBD|
Rooms have been reserved at the Coast Hotel at a rate of $121 + 16% taxes/night (1-2 guests per room for 2 queens) or $141 + 16% taxes/night (1-2 guests per room for 1 king).
Individual call-in reservations can be made directly through the Hotel (250.828.6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the toll free reservations telephone line: 800.663.1144. The group code “CKH-GFC10196” or “Organic BC – conference registrants” must be quoted.
To receive this reduced room rate, reservations must be made by February 6, 2022. To cancel the room reservation, the hotel needs to be notified by 4 PM two days prior to the initial arrival date of the reservation.
Register for the conference and a discount code for airfare with Air Canada will be provided.
We were pleased to welcome Darrin Qualman, Director of Climate Crisis Policy & Action at the National Farmers Union, as our keynote speaker. Darrin spoke about emission problems and organic agriculture solutions, and wrapped up with a Q&A session. Watch the keynote below!
Dag Falck, Organic Program Manager at Nature’s Path Foods
At every BC Organic Conference, we present awards that recognize the outstanding achievements of our members.View past winners
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