The 2019 Conference theme is Inspiration. Innovation. IMPACT. and the following thematic areas will be used to guide conference programming. While this is not an exhaustive list, we encourage you to consider how your submission fits within these areas:
These 60-90 minute sessions should provide opportunities for significant audience participation. Workshops that build specific skills are highly encouraged (i.e. capacity building; communications; collaboration and partnerships; education approaches; policy development and implementation; program and policy sustainability; accountability; scaling-up; fundraising; cultural inclusiveness; evaluation; grant writing; facilitation; coalition building; volunteer and student engagement, or leadership development).
Posters should be compelling graphic presentations of programs, projects, research, etc. Posters should clearly illustrate information through graphs, photos, diagrams and text. Presenters are expected to lead discussions about their poster during the interactive poster session.
Short presentations are dynamic summaries (6 minutes maximum) of programs, activities, or learnings. They may consist of a series of slides or may also be creative expressions such as a musical performance, skit, or art. These presentations are dynamic, force a tight focus, and can be very energizing to all. These sessions are a great opportunity for student engagement. Accepted presentations will be grouped into thematic sessions according to content. See the following websites for examples: promoting skits at conferences and ignite talks.
All abstracts for research and experience presentations must contain original work that has not been previously presented in association with a scientific or professional conference. Successful presenters will have 15 minutes to make an oral presentation.
There are two categories for abstracts:
Proposals may focus on any promising practice, policy and/or research effort to advance the movement towards healthy, local and sustainable foods in the minds and on the plates of students. We welcome applications from those who are working to improve student nutrition and increase youth engagement at all levels of decision making as it relates to local and sustainable foods in schools and campuses, while also addressing inequities in food system. We welcome proposals from individuals or groups working in a variety of settings that help to foster a culture of food literacy in school communities. We define ‘school’ as any educational environment from early childhood, to adult, with an emphasis on children and youth.
To maximize your success, please consider the following aspects when preparing your proposal:
Questions? Please contact Marcus Lobb, Conference Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org