We’re activists. We’re students. We’re decision-makers, leaders, and conscious consumers. We come from schools and universities, congregations, big cities, and one-stoplight towns. We represent more than 250 campuses, communities, and organizations across the USA, and our belief in the power of Fair Trade is what brings us all together.

Join fellow Fair Trade advocates, brands, producers, and nonprofits March 23-25, 2018, in historic Georgetown, Washington, D.C., as we talk candidly about our greatest challenges, triumphs, and strategic ways to convert our passion into community-wide action. Come to learn, get inspired, and grow the Fair Trade movement — together.

Early Registration Deadline

December 22, 2017

Standard Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline

February 22 2018


The program will feature robust and diverse content within four focused tracks:

  • Fair Trade at the Heart of Sustainability
  • Building a Diverse & Inclusive Movement
  • Driving Purchase to Drive Impact
  • Colleges & Universities Driving the Movement

Please note: This is the preliminary agenda as of September 20, 2017 and is subject to change.

23 March, 2018
1:30 PM – 8:30 PM Registration Open
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Opening Session
24 March, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome Remarks
9:10 AM – 10:30 AM General Session
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Refreshment Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:40 PM General Session
1:50 PM – 2:50 PM Concurrent Sessions
2:50 PM – 4:00 PM Structured Networking
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM General Session
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Dine and Discuss Networking Evening
25 March, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:15 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM General Session
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM Refreshment Break
10:40 AM – 12:50 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:50 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Networking
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Call to Action and Closing Remarks


The Fair Trade Campaigns 2018 National Conference is an inclusive, global and welcoming event that encourages diversity and acceptance. Whoever you are, whatever you do, and wherever you do it, if you’re interested in Fair Trade, then we want you to join us at the 2018 National Conference.

For additional details, visit the Registration Information page.

Student and Campus Engagement


Interested in supporting the Conference? Download the Sponsorship Prospectus or contact Billy Linstead Goldsmith, National Coordinator, Fair Trade Campaigns, to discuss a customized opportunity to maximize your Organization’s outreach and impact!


Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

3800 Reservoir Rd NW Washington, DC 20057

Reserve Your Room!

Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center is nestled among the historic streets of Georgetown. In close proximity to downtown, coupled with the fantastic conference facilities makes the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center the ideal match to serve as the Fair Trade 2018 National Campaigns Conference venue and hotel.

The Conference has negotiated a limited number of rooms as a discounted rate of $169.00 / night + tax. Rooms at the group rate will be available until February 22 or until the rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. We strongly encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure availability!

Conference attendees with reservations within the group block will receive a voucher for the breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant, the Faculty Club, compliments of the conference to show our appreciation for your support of the group block.

Travel and Transportation

Plan Your Trip

 DuPont and Rosslyn Metro Stations to Conference Venue

Georgetown University has a complimentary shuttle, the GUTS bus, from the DuPont Metro Center and Rosslyn Metro Center, which runs weekdays from 6:00am – 11:59pm, and has limited service on Saturdays from 9:00am – 8:00pm.

If you plan to use the GUTS bus, please be prepared to show the driver your conference registration confirmation or hotel confirmation, as access to the GUTS bus is restricted to those affiliated with the University or participants in on-campus functions.

 By Air


 By Train


 Public Transportation

Utilize public transportation and Plan Your Trip using Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Local Area Information

Come early or stay late and enjoy the local attractions.

Blog Posts

12 Dec

Fair Trade Campaigns in the Media – Fall 2017

Our campaigns have been making great progress all over the country, and getting a lot of media attention for it! From newly declared Fair Trade campaigns to Fair Trade educational events, there’s a lot of good news to share. Texas A&M Becomes Largest Fair Trade University in the U.S. Texas A&M Today, September 14, 2017 Texas A&M.. [+]

30 Nov

Fair Trade Your Holidays 2017

This holiday season, give gifts that give back As the holidays approach, many of us will be heading to the store in preparation for dinner parties, gift giving, and other festivities. In this season of thanks and celebration, why not use your holiday shopping as a opportunity to give back to to farmers, workers, and artisans... [+]

28 Nov

Houston, Texas Commits to Anti-Trafficking and Fair Trade

Houston, TX (November 28, 2017) – Fair Trade Campaigns is proud to announce Houston’s designation as the first Fair Trade Town in the state of Texas, and the second largest Fair Trade Town in the United States. Houston is also the first major city to announce a zero tolerance human trafficking policy in city service.. [+]