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.

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.
  • Grassroots Organizing 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.
  • Campaign Fundraising 101
    • An effective fundraising strategy can help your campaign grow leaps and bounds. Hear how major campaigns including Los Angeles and Chicago have approached fundraising, and learn best practices from a seasoned fundraiser who has helped them to succeed.

 

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
  • Migration & the Coffee Crisis
  • Innovations in Sustainable & Ethical Sourcing

 

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

Breakout sessions within this style:

  • Wear Justice: Campus Engagement in Fashion Justice
  • Expanding the Platform on Fair Trade Education
  • A Live Case Study Challenge: Fair Trade Royal Quinoa Markets
  • Promoting Sustainable Fashion on Campus through Experiential Learning
  • The UC Berkeley Conscious Coffee Project’s Ethical Coffee Finder App
  • Navigating Fair Trade Sourcing and Raising Awareness at a Large University
  • More TBA

 

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

Breakout sessions within this style:

  • Diverse & Inclusive Advocacy
  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities
  • More TBA