2020 Program

Conversations at the 2020 National Conference will highlight intersections between sustainability, social justice and Fair Trade, and explore solutions for a just and sustainable future.

The program will feature inspiring keynotes, engaging breakout sessions and interactive networking with speakers and fellow attendees.

The 2020 National Conference will also feature a Marketplace, where attendees will have an opportunity to learn from companies and organizations in the Fair Trade movement and browse items for sale from Fair Trade vendors.


3:00 PMRegistration Opens
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMWelcome Reception & Marketplace
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMConference Kickoff
8:00 AMRegistration Opens
9:15 – 10:00 AMWelcome
10:00 – 11:00 AMPlenary Session
11:00 – 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMBreakout Sessions
1:00 – 2:30 PMLunch & Marketplace
2:30 – 4:00 PMPlenary Session
4:00 – 4:30 PMCoffee Break
4:30 PM – 5:30 PMBreakout Sessions
8:00 AMRegistration Opens
9:15 – 10:15 AMPlenary Session
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMBreakout Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 PMLunch & Marketplace
1:30 – 3:00 PMPlenary Session
3:00 – 3:30 PMClosing Remarks
* Preliminary agenda as of August 2019. Subject to change.

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.

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

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

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

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