2017 Community Food Systems Conference Sponsor Information

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors. Please contact us if your business is interested in sponsoring our 2019 conference (dates and location TBD).

2017 Community Food Systems Conference - Boston - Overview

This conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production. The conference will bring together leaders in, and advocates of, food security, sustainable agriculture and social justice movements to discuss their range of perspectives, how these areas overlap, and how to support one another’s work.

  Attendees & Outreach              

We expect 500 attendees from the fields of community food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. Publicity materials will be distributed to our national network of community food systems organizations and by our national partners and leaders in the field.  


Conference Highlights

•       Workshops and networking sessions focused on food justice, policy, best practices, experiential education, sustainability, economic development, building community, and promoting access to healthy food in underserved communities. Exhibit hall for leading non-profit, academic, business and government organizations in the community food field.

•       Meals featuring locally-grown foods including a reception at Boston Public Market.

•       Field trips for an experiential component to see community food systems work in action.

•       Keynote and plenary sessions on food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture. 

For additional information, please contact:

Kristen Irvin

National Technical Assistance Coordinator

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

kristen.irvin@tufts.edu / 978-349-2086