Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

To help you find the content that’s right for you, breakout sessions will be organized by session style. Whether you want to deepen your understanding or roll up your sleeves for a hands on training, the 2020 National Conference will provide space to learn, discuss, engage and catalyze new connections.

 

LISTEN & LEARN
Dive deep on issues at the heart of sustainability, social justice and Fair Trade in these panel conversations and get your questions answered in a post-panel Q&A.

Breakout sessions within this style:

  • Fair Trade in the Global North
    • After decades of driving impact to farmers, workers and artisans in communities located primarily in the “global south”, the Fair Trade movement has begun bringing the model into new regions of the world. Representatives from producers, brands and certifiers will share how this is rolling out and early indicators of impact.
  • Migration & the Coffee Crisis
    • Global displacement is happening on an unprecedented level. In addition to conflict and the climate crisis, the coffee price crisis is a current contributing factor. Learn how the global coffee market is impacting farming communities, how displaced people are treated on their journeys and received in our communities, and how Fair Trade is one systematic solution to this humanitarian crisis.
  • Innovations in Sustainable & Ethical Sourcing
    • Innovation throughout supply chains is critical if we are to meet the environmental, social and economic impact needed to ensure a sustainable and equitable future. Hear from a range of stakeholders leading efforts across sectors in ensuring that these needed investments are made in these systems and structures.

 

EXPAND & ENGAGE
Grow your skillset with these workshops and trainings designed to make you a stronger organizer, marketer, leader or advocate.

Breakout sessions within this style:

  • #Activism – Innovations Advancing Digital Advocacy
    • Learn best practices for moving people online – from keys to authentic storytelling, strategies for building an engaged audience, to tools and platforms for connecting with people and driving them to action.
  • Start and Grow Your Fair Trade Business
    • Starting a business is a major endeavor. Creating one that operates based on values and equity is an imperative. Hear how two successful entrepreneurs built their businesses using Fair Trade as an operating principle, and how you can too.
  • Patagonia ActionWorks Training
    • Update and refine your grassroots toolkit. Learn how key tactics and methods for reaching and activating people to advance sustainability and social justice continue to grow and change.
    • An effective fundraising strategy can help your fair trade campaign or organization grow leaps and bounds. In this workshop, Fair Trade Los Angeles and Chicago Fair Trade directors share what fundraising has allowed them to accomplish. The seasoned fundraiser who trained both organizations on direct ask fundraisers will also be on hand to explain how to build a team who will help you raise money, tackle your fears, and create a culture of fundraising to strengthen your fair trade advocacy and ensure that your campaign or organization is sustainable.

 

DISCOVER & DISCUSS
Explore a variety of perspectives and new initiatives with these rapid-fire case study presentations, followed by small group discussions with presenters.

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CONNECT & CATALYZE
Expand your personal and professional network and spark new connections and partnerships in these structured networking sessions.

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