CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (Georgia International Convention Center)

12:00PM until 6:30 PM           Registration

1:00 PM until 4:30 PM            Pre-Conference Workshop (limited seating; first come, first served)

The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology
‚ÄúBuilding Meaningful Collaborations‚ÄĚ

5:30 PM until 7:30 PM            Welcome Reception

 

Friday, September 14, 2018 (Georgia International Convention Center)

8:30 AM until 4:00 PM            Registration

8:00 AM until 9:00 AM           Continental breakfast

9:00 AM until 10:00 AM         Welcome/Opening

Master of Ceremonies and Honorary Chair
Bill Bolling, Founder and Former CEO, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Guest Performer
Dottie Peoples, The Song Bird of the South
Multi-Stellar Award Winner Gospel Singer

 

10:30 AM                                    Breakout Session #1: Workshops and Panel (simultaneously/hour)

  • Conservation & Sustainable Practices
  • Pollinators/Habitats Bees
  • Innovative Program
  • Urban Farming
  • Growing to educate
  • Discussion Panel

11:30 AM                                   Breakout Session #2: Workshops and Panel (simultaneously/hour)

  • Conservation & Sustainable Practices
  • Pollinators/Habitats Bees
  • Innovative Program
  • Urban Farming
  • Growing to educate
  • Discussion Panel

12:30 PM                                 Annual Luncheon

Featured Speaker
Gary Black, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Agriculture 

Commissioner-Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker
Laura Lawson, Dean of Agriculture and Urban Programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00PM                                    Breakout Session #3: Workshops and Panel (simultaneously/hour)

  • Conservation & Sustainable Practices
  • Pollinators/Habitats Bees
  • Innovative Program
  • Urban Farming
  • Growing to educate
  • Discussion Panel

3:15PM                                    Breakout Session #4: Workshops and Panel (simultaneously/hour)

  • Conservation & Sustainable Practices
  • Pollinators/Habitats Bees
  • Innovative Program
  • Urban Farming
  • Growing to educate
  • Discussion Panel

6:00PM ‚Äď 9:00PM¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†A Buzz in the Garden (Atlanta Botanical Garden)

Dine and Auction with Dance and Music

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 (Georgia International Convention Center)

8:00 AM                                              Registration

9:00AM ‚Äď 2:00PM¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Tours: There will be garden tours featuring Community Gardening and Urban Farming in the Metro¬† ¬† ¬†Atlanta Area

7:00PM ‚Äď 11:00PM¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Taste of the South (Metro Atlanta Urban Farm)

Enjoy Southern Food at its finest as we network and share successes.

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 (Georgia International Convention Center)

8:00 AM                                              Registration

8:00 AM ‚Äď 9:00 AM¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Continental Breakfast

9:00AM                                               Breakout Session #5: Workshops and Panel (simultaneously/hour)

  • Conservation & Sustainable Practices
  • Pollinators/Habitats Bees
  • Innovative Program
  • Urban Farming
  • Growing to educate
  • Discussion Panel

10:15AM                                           Breakout Session #6: Workshops and Panel (simultaneously/hour)

  • Conservation & Sustainable Practices
  • Pollinators/Habitats Bees
  • Innovative Program
  • Urban Farming
  • Growing to educate
  • Discussion Panel

 

11:00 AM until 12:30 PM           Closing Brunch

Post Conference on your own sights and sounds of Atlanta

 

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