It Takes a Region Conference - 2015

Conference Main Page | Conference Schedule
Pre-Conference Sessions | Plenaries
Workshops | Discussion & Work Groups
Mixers & Meal Discussions
Keynote Speaker Shirley Sherrod
Presenter Bios | Bookshelf | Sponsorships
Session Resources | Conference Recap


Session Presentations, Handouts, Notes, & Resources

Race and Equity Prompts — these discussion prompts were included in conference folders to offer attendees starting points for thinking about and discussing race and equity in food systems work. 

Pre-Conferences

Regional Markets for Forest-Grown Shiitake Mushrooms
Presentation Slides

Plenaries

Morning Plenary: Learning from Effective Movement Builders
Panel Discussion — Audio
Shirley Sherrod's Keynote Part I — Video

Afternoon Plenary: Fracking Farms and Fractured Movements: Corporate Power & Politics — Our Common Challenge
Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn's talk — Transcript | Video
Session Notes — coming soon

Evening Plenary: Shirley Sherrod's Keynote Part II
Video

Closing Plenary: Making Mischief Make Change with Andy Bichlbaum of the YES MEN
Video

Yeslab email list for updates and action announcements: www.yeslab.org
Contact [email protected] to set up a brainstorm!
Actionswitchboard.net/cookbook
Beautifultrouble.org

Workshops

SESSION 1

Securing the Supply of Fresh, Local Food by Conserving the Regional Foodshed

Who Holds the Keys to the Land?
Kathy Ruhf Presentation Slides
Session Notes

Farm Worker and Farmer Realities: Common Ground, Complex Challenges — How Can We Move Toward Sustainable Relations for All?
Session Notes

MyPlate–Northeast: A Tool for Promoting “Sustainable Diets”?
Kate Clancy Presentation Slides
Hugh Joseph Presentation Slides
Jennifer Wilkins Presentation Slides
Session Notes

Making the Invisible Visible: Levels of Racism in Our Food System

Incorporating Social Values in Food Service Management Operations

Non-GMO Collaborations for Northeast Seed and Feed Supply Chains

Food Policy Councils — Engaging the Community and Building Diversity
Session Notes

Session 2

What is the Food Movement? And What is Your Next Move?
Kathy Ruhf Presentation Slides
Session Notes

Theory of Change — Not Just Theory
Red Tomato Slides
Local Economies Project Slides
Theory of Change Handout

Inclusive Economics

Catalyzing Change: Restructuring the Vermont Farm to School Network for Action
Presentation Slides

Enhancing Food Security with Regional Food Systems — Project News
Project Website

Sustaining Farm Bill Wins and Preparing for Future Federal Advocacy Opportunities
Presentation Slides
Session Notes

Discussion & Work Group Sessions

Notes and presentations for the Discussion & Work Group Sessions are posted below and in the Discussion & Work Group online forums under the "documents" tab. (Note: you must have a NESAWG profile and be a member of a group to view and participate in Discussion & Work Group online forums. Groups are open to all and do not require approval to join once you create your profile.)

Diet, Geography, Access & Public Health
Online Forum
Presentation Slides
Session Notes

Distribution & Food Hubs
Online Forum
Session Notes

Food Censorship & Misinformation
Online Forum
Session Agenda
Types of Censorship
Handout - New Yorker cartoon
Session Notes

Food Safety
Online Forum
Session Notes

Food Systems Planning
Online Forum
Session Notes

Food Systems Financing
Online Forum
Presentation Slides
Session Notes

Labor & Trade
Online Forum
Session Notes

Research & Assessments
Online Forum
Farm to Institution New England Presentation Slides
Session Notes