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May 22 - 25, 2017
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ORGANIC WEEK IN WASHINGTON, DC

Organic Week in Washington is OTA’s signature policymaking event, comprised of a week full of advocacy and education, including a day for members to conduct trade association business, an informative and thought-provoking policy conference, and an opportunity for members to make their voices heard during hundreds of pre-organized Hill Visits. This year’s event will once again be held in conjunction with The Organic Center’s Organic Confluences Summit, a two-day conference whose aim is to turn environmental research into actionable policy. Learn more.

This is your time to make a difference for organic. All aspects of the organic value chain are affected by food, agriculture and trade policies administered in Washington, D.C.

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ORGANIC WEEK COMBO PACKAGE
Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days AND Organic Confluences Summit

  Before March 24 $614
Confluences_ExtraImages_1_01 POLICY CONFERENCE & HILL VISIT DAYS ONLY
  Before March 24  $495
Confluences_ExtraImages_1 ORGANIC CONFLUENCES SUMMIT ONLY
  Before March 24  $139


#OrganicWeekDC 2017 Schedule of Events

Organic Confluences Summit

ORGANIC CONFLUENCES SUMMIT
Monday, May 22

The Organic Center is convening its second Organic Confluences Summit, as part of Organic Week in Washington. Confluences is the only conference focused on bringing organic stakeholders together with scientific experts and policy makers to turn environmental benefits research into actionable policy that supports the growth of organic farming. OTA members receive a discount when registering for both Confluences and Policy Conference.

Location: Patriots Plaza III // 355 E Street SW // Washington, D.C.


MEMBER WORKING SESSIONS 
Tuesday, May 23

Member Day

Organic Trade Association members are invited to gather with industry peers for a day of trade association business. OTA’s Board of Directors, Sector Councils, Task Forces and Forums will host a range of meetings at the Hall of the States – OTA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Following these meetings, members will receive an update on major association projects and objectives, and weigh in on a collective vision for the future of the organic with OTA Board, staff, and members. The program will be interesting and interactive.

This day begins with a Clif Bar Fun Run around the Mall. 

Location: Hall of the States // 444 North Capitol St. NW // Washington, D.C.                                              


POLICY CONFERENCE 
Wednesday, May 24

Darci VetterOTA’s Policy Conference introduces you to the policymakers of today and the visionaries who are driving organic’s future. This fast-paced day features conversations with Members of Congress, agency leaders, political strategists, and those who inspire us with their passion, creativity and determination to make a difference. From main stage keynote presentations to panel discussions and networking sessions, you won’t want to miss a minute of this blockbuster program.

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Location: Newseum // 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW // Washington, D.C.


ADVOCACY DAY
Thursday, May 25

 

Advocacy DayJoin us as we share organic’s messages of strong rural livelihoods, business growth and consumer choice with leaders in Washington. Equipped with the insights gained during the Policy Conference, attendees will deploy to Capitol Hill for pre-arranged meetings with legislators. Be there to tell Congress about the prosperity and growth created by the organic industry through the hard work and determination of its members.

The day will close with a Champagne Toast, a time-honored favorite, as our members raise a glass to the learnings of the week, and best wishes for continued success for the organic industry.

Location: Hall of the States // 444 North Capitol St. NW // Washington, D.C.


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

 

   

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Amy Bovaird.

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Contact
Conference Inquiries:
Associate Director, Conference & Product Development   
(202) 403-8636
   
Registration Inquiries:
Events Manager
(202) 403-8632

 

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