ORFC 2020 Call for Ideas

The call for ideas and session proposals for ORFC 2020 is now closed. Tickets will go on sale on 1st September 2019.

Now is the time to submit your ideas and session proposals for ORFC 2020 [now closed]

As usual, ORFC 2020 will bring together farmers and growers with scientists, economists, activists, and anyone else with a keen interest in agroecology, food sovereignty, economic democracy and everything in between. We will be offering a mix of practical and on-farm advice, new techniques for best practice in agroecological farming, discussions around our global food system and the economic and trade policies that affect British farming and much more. As always, the success of the conference is down to those who attend and we want to continue to put our delegates and supporters at the heart of everything we do.

Therefore, we are looking to you for the following:

1. Proposals for sessions
By proposing a session you are committing to taking on the bulk of its organising; we will want you to suggest who the speakers could be, any possible chairs and how the audience will be engaged and encouraged to participate in the session.

2. Ideas for speakers / topics / themes you’d like to feature at ORFC 2020
Perhaps you don’t feel able to organise a session but would still like to let us know about someone you’ve heard speak who has inspired you, or suggest a particular topic that you would like to explore at ORFC 2020. Whatever you would like to feature at ORFC 2020, please get in touch and let us know.

3. Thoughts on how we can run sessions with new formats at ORFC 2020
We are still looking to move outwards from the usual panel discussion or keynote speaker format (whilst recognising the value that these sessions can bring). If you have an idea for a different format, and/or you are willing to run sessions which use different formats, please share the details with us.

We are hugely thankful to everyone who gets back to us about the conference. Unfortunately, we receive many more proposals and ideas than we are able to honour. We also receive many similar ideas and may suggest ways in which you can join together with other delegates to host a session.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16th August 2019 and we look forward to hearing from you.  Please complete this online form.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea with us before making a submission then please do not hesitate to get in touch.