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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:45am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

The ShiftCon Conference will take place in New Orleans December 1-3, 2016. ShiftCon is the only social media conference focusing on food, wellness, health, and the environment. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers all over in one place, with 500+ leading social media influencers attending.

OTA and The Organic Center will sponsor an Organic Track including two sessions focused on the health and environmental benefits of organic. The sessions will be moderated by OTA's CEO Laura Batcha and presenters will include Organic Center scientists Dr. Jessica Shade and Dr. Tracy Misiewicz, as well as Dr. Asa Bradman, a University of California Berkeley scientist and Organic Center board member. 

Friday, December 2

4:00 - 5:00 pm | Hot Science: How Organic Agriculture is Improving Our Environment

Organic isn’t just good for you, it’s good for the environment. This compelling and informative presentation addresses organic’s role in some of the most critical aspects of environmental science – soil health, water quality, biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Come learn how your food choices – and specifically choosing organic — can improve the world we live in.

Saturday, December 3

9:45 - 10:45 am | Hot Science: How Organic Supports A Healthy You
Groundbreaking studies prove that choosing organic food for yourself and your family is good for everyone’s health on a number of levels. This panel presentation features top scientists in the field to highlight the most recent research supporting the health benefits of eating organic, including improved nutritional content, pesticide avoidance, and protection against antibiotic resistant bacteria. From our babies to our senior citizens, organic supports a healthy you, and this panel will prove it!

To connect with OTA at ShiftCon, contact our Director of Media Relations Maggie McNeil. To connect with the Organic Center at ShiftCon, contact the Center's Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade