It Takes a Region Conference - 2015

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Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference — THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Noon–9:00pm       Registration

1:00–5:00pm          Pre-Conference Sessions

5:30–7:00pm          Meet N' Mingle

7:00–8:30pm          People of Color Caucus

9:00–11:00pm        Film: The Yes Men are Revolting


Conference Day 1 — FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

7:00am–5:00pm     Registration

7:00–8:00am           Breakfast

8:00 am                    Welcome

8:15–9:30am           Opening Plenary
                                  Learning from Effective Movement Builders

9:30–9:45am           Break

9:45–11:15am         Workshops — Session 1

11:15–11:30am       Break

11:30–1:00pm         Discussion & Work Groups — Session 1

1:00–2:30pm           Lunch on Your Own in Saratoga Springs - Lunch Options
                                  FoodBargeHack Lunch
                                  Communications Professionals Discussion

2:30–3:30pm           Afternoon Plenary
                                  Fracking Farms, Fractured Movements, Corporate Power and Politics — Our Common Challenge

3:30–3:45pm           Break

3:45–5:15pm           Workshops — Session 2

5:15–6:15pm           Break

6:15–7:15pm           Reception

7:15–9:00pm            Dinner

8:30pm                      Evening Plenary
                                    Keynote Speaker Shirley Sherrod

9:00–11:00pm          Dance, Discuss, Music, Mingle


Conference Day 2 — Saturday, November 14

7:00–9:00am           Registration

7:00–8:30am           Breakfast
                                  Discussion on Racial Justice and Equity in the Food System

8:30–10:00am         Discussion & Work Groups — Session 2

10:00–10:15am       Break

10:15–11:30am       Discussion & Work Groups — Wrap-up

11:30–12:40pm      Closing Plenary
                                  Making Mischief Make Change, with Andy Bichlbaum from the YES MEN

12:40–12:45pm       Closing


POST CONFERENCE — Saturday Lunch, Dinner, Evening

Keep the conversation going!  Stay an extra night in Saratoga Springs and check out their local breweries and wineries; do water tastings (free!) from the springs, in a lovely park within walking distance of the hotel; dine at a farm-to-table restaurant, and listen to great folk or jazz.   Coordinate with old colleagues and new friends, and keep the conversation going!