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The OTA Calendar is full of events that are either organized or attended by OTA. We are pleased to organize and support dozens of events that advance organic agriculture and trade throughout the year. Some of these are signature OTA events hosted for members, while others are regional, national, or international conferences where OTA staff are featured keynotes and panelists. Whether we’re bringing the latest news and trends about the organic industry to diverse audiences, sponsoring business networking gatherings, or hosting listening sessions to gather feedback from the sector, you can count on OTA to be part of the action. 

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  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
    USITC Annual Labor Roundtable

    USITC Annual Labor Roundtable

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am

    The USITC Annual Labor Roundtable will be held March 29. This is not a public hearing but it is also not closed to the public; as such it tends to be informal and free-flowing.  The first topic we will address is the role of trade in U.S. labor markets, and the second are the economic factors involved in understanding the intersection of trade and labor. OTA's International Trade Director will participate in the roundtable. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

    The USITC Annual Labor Roundtable will be held March 29. This is not a public hearing but it is also not closed to the public; as such it tends to be informal and free-flowing.  The first to...
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am
    Labeling Textiles Webinar

    Labeling Textiles Webinar

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am
    The Organic Trade Association, Global Organic Textile Standard, and Textile Exchange are coordinating a joint webinar to provide the industry with guidance on labeling textiles that contain organic material for sale in the United States. Any company with product sold in the United States or that is planning to begin sales in the U.S. is invited to attend the webinar. There is no cost to attend. Learn more about U.S. regulations for organic textile labeling, different kinds of organic claims, and how you can use the Organic Content Standard (OCS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) to support your communications on products. The webinar will take place two times on Tuesday, April 11, to allow attendees from Europe, Asia, and North America to take part. Register here for 10 a.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. GMT, 4 p.m. CET, and 10 p.m. China. Register here for 12 Noon Pacific, 2 p.m. Central, and 3 p.m. Eastern.

     

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    The Organic Trade Association, Global Organic Textile Standard, and Textile Exchange are coordinating a joint webinar to provide the industry with guidance on labeling textiles that contain org...
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
    National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting

    National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes in a public forum. Detailed meeting information including agendas, locations, recommendations, and public comments will be posted below as it becomes available. For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

    Meeting Information:

    Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
    1550 Court Pl
    Denver, CO, 80202
    1-888-627-8405

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, ...
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
    OTA Organic Fiber Pop-Up Event

    OTA Organic Fiber Pop-Up Event

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

    From May 4-6, 2017, the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council will host a two-day organic fiber and textiles pop-up event! The event will take place at a health food store in New York City that will showcase certified organic fiber products and brands across all categories nationwide. The purpose is to raise awareness, promote organic fiber and textiles, and educate shoppers and the media on why purchasing organic fiber and textiles matters for people and the environment. 

    Check back soon as details unfold, and to learn more contact Gwendolyn Wyard.

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    From May 4-6, 2017, the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council will host a two-day organic fiber and textiles pop-up event! The event will take place at a health food store in New York City that wi...
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
    GOTS Regional Meeting in NYC

    GOTS Regional Meeting in NYC

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

    A Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) regional meeting will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yotel Hotel, 570 10th Ave. (corner of 41st St), Club Cabin #4 (4th floor) in New York City. The meeting will cover changes to the standard with the release of version 5.0 and allow time to answer your questions in person. If you plan to attend the regional meeting, send a confirmation e-mail to Lori Wyman, GOTS North American Representative. The GOTS meeting will be held in conjunction with the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Fiber and Textiles Media Event featuring a two-day pop-up store to showcase certified organic fiber products and brands across all categories nationwide. The venue for the media event is Treehaus in New York City at 470 West 42nd Street, May 4-6, with a VIP Reception the evening of May 4.

    A Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) regional meeting will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yotel Hotel, 570 10th Ave. (corner of 41st St), Club Cabin #4 (4th&n...
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days

    Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Save the date! The Organic Trade Association's 2017 Policy Conference will take place in Washington D.C., May 22-25, 2017. 

    OTA looks forward to welcoming you to our Washington, D.C. headquarters this spring to take part in these important discussions about the future of organic, and to help raise the profile of organic on Capitol Hill.  

    The week's activities include:

    • Organic Trade Association Policy Conference - Wednesday May 24
    • Hill Visits
    • Member Meetings
    • Congressional Reception
    • Capitol Fun Run
    • Organic PAC Fundraiser
    OTA's Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days are co-located with The Organic Center Confluences Summit (May 22- 23).
     
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    Save the date! The Organic Trade Association's 2017 Policy Conference will take place in Washington D.C., May 22-25, 2017.  OTA looks forward to welcoming you to our Washington, D.C. headquar...
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

    SAVE THE DATE! The Organic Center’s 2017 Organic Confluences Conference: A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practice will take place Monday and Tuesday May 22-23 at the Hall of the States, Washington, D.C. The summit is held in conjunction with Organic Week D.C. This year's summit will bring together scientists, policymakers, farmers and industry to connect research on the environmental benefits of organic farming practices with policy to improve the sustainability of U.S agriculture. Scientists from across the United States will present the latest research on how organic farming practices benefit soil health, water quality, biodiversity, and pollinators, and can contribute to climate change mitigation. To see some of the highlights presented at last year's summit, visit The Organic Center's website. Please contact The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade with questions. 

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    SAVE THE DATE! The Organic Center’s 2017 Organic Confluences Conference: A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practice will take place Monday and Tuesday May 22-23 at the&nb...
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
    IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

    IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

    Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

    The IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2017. The Organic Trade Association will be attending and presenting in a session titled "Developing Organic and Natural Ingredients for Use in Organic Products." Attendees will learn about several approaching regulatory changes to the USDA organic regulations on the use of natural flavors, colors, carrageenan and celery powder and gain an appreciation of the market opportunity available for food technologists who specialize in creating organic and natural alternatives. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 10:30am-12:00pm. Speakers include Kim Dietz, Senior Manager of Environmental, Natural and Organic with J.M. Smucker Co., Steve Pierce, CEO of Ribus Inc., Tony Moore, Chief Flavorist at Flavor Producers, and Erin Silva, Assistant Professor with University of Wisconsin-Madison. The session will be moderated by OTA's VP of Regulatory and Technical Affairs.

    The IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2017. The Organic Trade Association will be attending and presenting in a session titled "De...
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Organic Produce Summit

    Organic Produce Summit

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

    The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center in Monterrey, CA. Retail buying organizations from across North America will meet with growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic event devoted exclusively to organic fresh produce. Following the sold-out inaugural OPS this past July, the 2017 Organic Produce Summit promises to be a can’t miss opportunity to see organic production first hand, learn from insightful and innovative presenters, and network with leaders on the buying and production segments of this growing industry.

    Please check back for details on the Organic Trade Association's particiation in the event. Thank you!

     
     
     
    The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center in Monterrey, CA. Retail buying organizations from across North America will meet with growers, ship...
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 5:15pm
    Natural Products Expo East

    Natural Products Expo East

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 5:15pm

    The Organic Trade Association will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 16, 2017. This exciting week in Baltimore serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership. From our our annual Membership Meeting to the All Things Organic conference series, we look forward to connecting OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events again during Expo East 2017. 

    Check out our full schedule of activities   

    The Organic Trade Association will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday,...
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

    OTA's Annual Leadership Awards Celebration is THE kick -off event to Expo East. Attendees can explore one of Baltimore's unique venues as we bring the organic community together to honor the 2017 Leadership Award winners. We will also host OTA’s annual membership meeting. If you are looking for a fun and memorable way to kick off Natural Products Expo East, then you won’t want to miss this incredible night.

    Registration will open in 2017. 

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    OTA's Annual Leadership Awards Celebration is THE kick -off event to Expo East. Attendees can explore one of Baltimore's unique venues as we bring the organic community together to honor the 2...

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