2019 Program


Preliminary agenda as of September 2018. Subject to change.

3:30 PMRegistration Opens
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMWelcome Reception & Expo
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMOpening Session
8:00 AMRegistration Opens
9:00 AM – 9:15 AMWelcome Remarks
9:15 AM – 10:45 AMPlenary Sessions
10:45 AM – 11:00 AMRefreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PMBreakout Sessions
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMLunch & Expo
1:30 PM – 3:00 PMPlenary Sessions
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMBreakout Sessions & Expo
4:30 PM – 4:45 PMRefreshment Break
4:45 PM – 5:45 PMPlenary Sessions
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMDinner / Evening Social
8:00 AM Registration Opens
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Plenary Session
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions & Expo
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Expo
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Plenary Sessions
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Closing Remarks

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

The 2019 National Conference will also feature Career Fair & Expo. 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. Fair Trade Campaigns is proud to partner with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to deliver meaningful professional development opportunities through the Career Fair, including informational interviews and skill building sessions.

Throughout the event, robust and diverse content will focus on four overarching tracks:

Partnerships to Scale the Movement 
Fair Trade is about partnership. Relationships between producers, businesses, consumers and advocates are the driving force behind the movement. Looking ahead to the next chapter in our work, how can we deepen connections and engage new allies to catalyze exponential growth?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Advocacy
Human rights, equity and empowerment are core principles of Fair Trade. As businesses, advocates and consumers, how can we amplify these principles to embed diversity, equity and inclusion in our advocacy efforts, and ensure that Fair Trade is inclusive and accessible for all? 

2030 Vision: Fair Trade and the UN SDGs
The UN Sustainable Development Goals outline an ambitious agenda. From poverty eradication to responsible consumption, Fair Trade offers solutions to help deliver on almost every one. Explore these connections and how we can drive progress towards 2030.

Fair Trade & Advocacy 101
Have questions about Fair Trade? Looking for tools to strengthen your advocacy? No matter where you are in your Fair Trade journey, there’s always more to learn. Join industry experts and leaders in community organizing to brush up on Fair Trade basics and lay a strong foundation for ongoing advocacy. 

View the breakout sessions page of the website for more information the specific sessions.