For our 15th year, ORFC will be returning to Oxford and welcoming our global community to where it all began, both in person and via online livestream.
Thanks to our partners and your great ideas, we now have over a hundred incredible sessions planned across eight venues. These will bring speakers from around the world together with the larger ORFC community to discuss issues around food and farming policy, land justice, the financialisation of nature, community wellbeing, and the critical role farming plays in solving our ecological crises. Delegates will be able to choose from panels, keynotes and workshops that engage with the crucial challenges affecting our food and farming system right now.
There will be plenty of opportunities to learn about new (and old) agroecological practices and connect with others who share your vision of a fairer and more diverse food and farming system. As always, ORFC will create a space for in-depth knowledge and skill-sharing, giving experienced (and not-so-experienced) speakers the opportunity to step forward and be heard.
The two-day in-person conference will begin on Thursday, January 4th, with early registration in Oxford on the evening of Wednesday, January 3rd. Childcare will be available on-site during the conference days (spaces are limited and must be booked in advance), and there will be plenty of time to enjoy the event with food, drink and entertainment late into the evening. Additional key information for in-person attendees is available here.
Tickets for the in-person ORFC go very quickly and space is limited, so book now to guarantee your place for January.
Can’t be in Oxford? Join us online
If you can’t make it to Oxford, you can still join the conference and participate in the sessions by purchasing an online ticket. The online conference will feature 35+ live-streamed sessions, so you won’t miss out on the conversations and knowledge-sharing happening in person in Oxford. Anything you miss will be recorded for you to catch up on later.
At £15 – £50, an online ticket remains – thanks to our many supporters – outstanding value. Once again, all delegates outside Western Europe, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand can join us for free.
Support ORFC to Support Others
Supporter tickets are still available! Buying an ORFC supporter ticket is an act of solidarity with others in the movement who don’t have the same financial means. These may be new entrant or small-scale farmers and producers, people on low wages or no wages and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Your financial support enables us to increase the number of free and low-cost tickets we make available and will help to increase equity and diversity across the whole conference.
To show our gratitude for your support, those who buy a supporter ticket will have their name or the name of their organisation printed in the ORFC programme; while those who buy an online supporter ticket will have their name printed on our website.
Childcare is available in the Story Museum for children ages 3+ on both days. Childcare spaces are available through the ticketing page for £35 per child (plus booking fee). Childcare is subsidised by ORFC to support parents in attending the conference; however, if the fee is still a barrier to attending, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to book childcare has been extended to midday on Monday, 18th December 2023. Spaces are limited, so book early to guarantee your spot.
There are three excellent hosted dinner options this year at 7pm on Thursday, 4th January, all within less than a 15-minute walk from the Oxford Town Hall. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Wilding, hosted by Pasture for Life – a delicious two-course meal, featuring locally sourced PfL-certified beef, and including a non-alcoholic beverage. Vegetarian or vegan options available.
No 1 Ship Street, hosted by the Real Farming Trust – a celebratory two-course meal, featuring locally sourced ingredients, and including a beer or glass of wine. Vegan option available.
CHICK PEA – an informal, buffet style meal featuring the very best of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, with slow cooked lamb from Hampton Gay Farm. Includes a glass of hot spiced apple juice or cold ginger or blackcurrant kombucha. Vegetarian and vegan option available.