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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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Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In place of Natural Products Expo East 2020, New Hope Network has launched Spark Change, a dynamic virtual platform that is helping the natural and organic industry stay connected. 

Spark Change is a virtual journey of product discovery, networking and education that both addresses the challenges of today and provides a meaningful virtual platform to help the natural products industry stay connected year-round and into the future. 

Organic Trade Association is exhibiting in the Product Discovery Zone, featured as an industry partner in the Resource Center, and collaborating with New Hope on educational content for the Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Community Event Day coming up on October 28, 2020! 

Spark Change is live through the rest of 2020! In order to connect with us through the platform, you will first need to register for Spark Change. Registration is easy and free.

Check out the full agenda here, the platform has a jam-packed schedule through the end of the year! Key event dates below. Stay tuned for more info on October 28th programing! 

  • October 7 - Modern Health Community Event
  • October 28 - Organic & Regenerative Agriculture Community Event
  • November 12-13 - Spark Celebration Culminating Day 1&2

For additional information, contact Adrienne Messe

2:00pm to 5:00pm
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WEBINAR: 2020 Post-Election Outlook: What does it mean for organic? Sponsored by Organic PAC

WEBINAR: 2020 Post-Election Outlook: What does it mean for organic? Sponsored by Organic PAC

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The 2020 elections will be among the most consequential in U.S. history. What will the outcomes mean for organic? Join CEO Laura Batcha and Director of Legislative Affairs Megan DeBates for this exclusive webinar where we will discuss the outcomes of key House and Senate races including how organic champions fared and what it means for the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Laura and Megan will be joined by Darci Vetter, Global Lead Public Affairs & Vice Chair, Agriculture, Food at Edelman Public Affairs. We will talk about what the incoming Biden administration could mean for organic priorities, and the transition that occurs at USDA and other agencies.

Prior to the election, Congress left town with a lengthy to-do list including cutting a deal on COVID relief and funding the federal government for Fiscal Year 2021. What can we expect from the lame-duck session this year? What will the top priorities be for the next Congress in 2021? We will explore all these topics and more. Registration for this webinar is limited to current Organic PAC donors and those that have given prior approval. To find out more about Organic PAC you can visit our website. All confirmed registrants will be given an exclusive copy of OTA’s post-election guide after the webinar's completion.

  • Esteemed Panelists:
  • Ambassador Darci Vetter, Global Lead Public Affairs & Vice Chair, Agriculture, Food | Edelman Public Affairs 
  • Laura Batcha, CEO / Executive Director | Organic Trade Association
  • Megan DeBates, Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions | Organic Trade Association

This webinar will be recorded. Register to be updated when the recording is available. Registration closes at 1 pm Eastern. If you register after 1 pm, we will provide you access to view the recording within 48 hours of its completion. For information about registering for this webinar, please reach out to Douglas Korb

REGISTER

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Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In place of Natural Products Expo East 2020, New Hope Network has launched Spark Change, a dynamic virtual platform that is helping the natural and organic industry stay connected. 

Spark Change is a virtual journey of product discovery, networking and education that both addresses the challenges of today and provides a meaningful virtual platform to help the natural products industry stay connected year-round and into the future. 

Organic Trade Association is exhibiting in the Product Discovery Zone, featured as an industry partner in the Resource Center, and collaborating with New Hope on educational content for the Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Community Event Day coming up on October 28, 2020! 

Spark Change is live through the rest of 2020! In order to connect with us through the platform, you will first need to register for Spark Change. Registration is easy and free.

Check out the full agenda here, the platform has a jam-packed schedule through the end of the year! Key event dates below. Stay tuned for more info on October 28th programing! 

  • October 7 - Modern Health Community Event
  • October 28 - Organic & Regenerative Agriculture Community Event
  • November 12-13 - Spark Celebration Culminating Day 1&2

For additional information, contact Adrienne Messe

2:00pm to 5:00pm
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WEBINAR: 2020 Organic Science Roundup with The Organic Center

WEBINAR: 2020 Organic Science Roundup with The Organic Center

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Come learn about the hottest science in the field of organic food and farming from 2020. This webinar brings together leading scientists to talk about where we’ve been and how far we’ve come  in this challenging year. Hear about what studies have changed the industry, how COVID has changed the research landscape, and what we foresee for the scientific outlook for 2021. 

  • Esteemed Panelists: 
  • Asa Bradman, PhD, Professor, Associate Director and Co-founder | University of California, Merced & CERCH
  • John P. Reganold, PhD, Regents Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology | Washington State University
  • Jessica Shade, PhD, Director of Science Programs | The Organic Center (Discussion Leader)
  • Houston Wilson, PhD, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist & Director| University of California, Riverside & Organic Agriculture Institute
  • Jayson Porter, PhD Candidate in Mexican Environmental History, Department of History, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences | Northwestern University
  • Nathalie Jas, PhD, STS scholar and Senior Researcher in Sociology of Risk | French Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).

Open to all

This webinar will be recorded. Register to be updated when the recording is available. Registration closes at 1 pm Eastern. If you register after 1 pm, we will provide you access to view the recording within 48 hours of its completion. 

REGISTER

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Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In place of Natural Products Expo East 2020, New Hope Network has launched Spark Change, a dynamic virtual platform that is helping the natural and organic industry stay connected. 

Spark Change is a virtual journey of product discovery, networking and education that both addresses the challenges of today and provides a meaningful virtual platform to help the natural products industry stay connected year-round and into the future. 

Organic Trade Association is exhibiting in the Product Discovery Zone, featured as an industry partner in the Resource Center, and collaborating with New Hope on educational content for the Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Community Event Day coming up on October 28, 2020! 

Spark Change is live through the rest of 2020! In order to connect with us through the platform, you will first need to register for Spark Change. Registration is easy and free.

Check out the full agenda here, the platform has a jam-packed schedule through the end of the year! Key event dates below. Stay tuned for more info on October 28th programing! 

  • October 7 - Modern Health Community Event
  • October 28 - Organic & Regenerative Agriculture Community Event
  • November 12-13 - Spark Celebration Culminating Day 1&2

For additional information, contact Adrienne Messe

2:00pm to 5:00pm
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VIRTUAL Toast to Organic!

VIRTUAL Toast to Organic!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Please join us on December 15 at 4:30 pm EST for a virtual toast to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Organic Foods Production Act and chart the path forward for continuous improvement with a new partnership between the Organic Trade Association and the Arizona State University Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. 

Our interactive program will be hosted by Organic Trade Association CEO Laura Batcha and feature Dr. Kathleen Merrigan along with many diverse voices from the public and private sectors.   

RSVP NOW for updates on our special guests, a signature organic cocktail recipe, and chances to win great organic raffle prizes. 

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Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In place of Natural Products Expo East 2020, New Hope Network has launched Spark Change, a dynamic virtual platform that is helping the natural and organic industry stay connected. 

Spark Change is a virtual journey of product discovery, networking and education that both addresses the challenges of today and provides a meaningful virtual platform to help the natural products industry stay connected year-round and into the future. 

Organic Trade Association is exhibiting in the Product Discovery Zone, featured as an industry partner in the Resource Center, and collaborating with New Hope on educational content for the Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Community Event Day coming up on October 28, 2020! 

Spark Change is live through the rest of 2020! In order to connect with us through the platform, you will first need to register for Spark Change. Registration is easy and free.

Check out the full agenda here, the platform has a jam-packed schedule through the end of the year! Key event dates below. Stay tuned for more info on October 28th programing! 

  • October 7 - Modern Health Community Event
  • October 28 - Organic & Regenerative Agriculture Community Event
  • November 12-13 - Spark Celebration Culminating Day 1&2

For additional information, contact Adrienne Messe

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Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Spark Change 2020: Powered by Natural Products Expo

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In place of Natural Products Expo East 2020, New Hope Network has launched Spark Change, a dynamic virtual platform that is helping the natural and organic industry stay connected. 

Spark Change is a virtual journey of product discovery, networking and education that both addresses the challenges of today and provides a meaningful virtual platform to help the natural products industry stay connected year-round and into the future. 

Organic Trade Association is exhibiting in the Product Discovery Zone, featured as an industry partner in the Resource Center, and collaborating with New Hope on educational content for the Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Community Event Day coming up on October 28, 2020! 

Spark Change is live through the rest of 2020! In order to connect with us through the platform, you will first need to register for Spark Change. Registration is easy and free.

Check out the full agenda here, the platform has a jam-packed schedule through the end of the year! Key event dates below. Stay tuned for more info on October 28th programing! 

  • October 7 - Modern Health Community Event
  • October 28 - Organic & Regenerative Agriculture Community Event
  • November 12-13 - Spark Celebration Culminating Day 1&2

For additional information, contact Adrienne Messe

2:00pm to 5:00pm