MARK YOUR CALENDAR
September 13-16, 2017
Baltimore Convention Center
We look forward to connecting OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events again during next year's Expo East. Check out the full schedule of organic activities in 2016 to get a sense of what's in store next year!
Wednesday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Room 320 | Baltimore Convention Center
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
OTA will host its Annual Meeting for members immediately preceding the Annual Awards Celebration. Plan to join us for discussions about Association business, hear directly from OTA’s Board of Directors, and meet OTA’s “Member of the Year.” Then stay and network with organic cocktails before the Leadership Awards Celebration kicks off. Learn more.
ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS CELEBRATION
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
ALL THINGS ORGANIC CONFERENCE
Thursday, September 22 - Friday, September 23 | Baltimore Convention Center
VISIT THE OTA BOOTH & MEMBER HOSPITALITY SUITE
Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24 | Booth #1211 | Baltimore Convention Center
Be sure to visit the OTA and Organic Center booth on the trade show floor. Members can stop by OTA’s lounge anytime during show floor hours to grab a cup of organic coffee, check email, and chat with the OTA staff. Meeting space will also be available on a first come first served basis.
MEDIA BREAKFAST BRIEFING
Thursday, September 22, 8:00-9:00 a.m. | Private Event
OTA will brief invited media on the state of the organic industry during a breakfast briefing at Expo East. Discussions will focus on the latest trends and challenges facing the sector as well as an opportunity to connect with OTA's CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha and other organic industry leaders. Invitation only; contact Maggie McNeil to learn more.
ORGANIC PAC FUNDRAISER: BATTER UP!
Thursday, September 22 | Camden Yards
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
USDA Certification Cost Share Meeting
1:00 - 2:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318
OTA Dietary Supplements Sector Council Meeting
1:00 - 2:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 320
GRO Organic Check-off Meeting
2:00 - 3:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319
Contact Amy Bovaird for more information.
Organic Trade Association and Just Label It - GMO Labeling Law Implementation Meeting
4:00 - 5:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318 |
Contact Katrina Staves for more information.
International Media Briefing
5:00 - 6:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319 | By Invitation Only
Contact Monique Marez for more information.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:30 - 9:30am | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318
Canada Organic Trade Association Briefing
8:30 - 9:30am | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319
Federal Trade Commission and Organic Claims on Non-Food Meeting
11:30am - 12:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318
Just Label It Board Meeting
2:00 - 4:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 320 | By Invitation Only
Farm Bill Planning Meeting
2:30 - 3:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318