Schedule

3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Registration

    • South Gallery
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Welcome Reception

    The Fair Trade National Campaigns Conference is pleased to welcome attendees to the conference with a social session of light fare and networking.

    Stop by the registration desk to pick up your badge..

    • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • South Gallery
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Conference Kick Off

    70 minutes. 7 inspiring speakers. Kickstart your conference experience with this series of rapid fire talks from leaders in sustainability, social justice, community advocacy, and Fair Trade.

    Martina Lynch
    Meghan Fay Zahniser
    Andrea Reyes
    Benjamin Conard
    Sam Hummel
    Erin Schrode
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Martina Lynch
      Meghan Fay Zahniser
      Andrea Reyes
      Benjamin Conard
      Sam Hummel
      Erin Schrode
    • Salon GH
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Registration

    • South Gallery
9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Welcome Remarks and General Session

    Kate Williams
    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Kate Williams
    • Salon GH
10:30 am - 10:45 am
  • Refreshment Break

    • South Gallery
10:45 am - 11:45 am - Concurrent Sessions
  • Fair Trade Storytelling: Translating Words into Action

    What’s your Fair Trade story? In this hands on training, learn how to tell a compelling story that will enroll new advocates, attract new consumers, and deepen understanding..

    Ravi Jolly
    Pushpanath Krishnamurthy
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Ravi Jolly
      Pushpanath Krishnamurthy
    • Room A/B
  • Producers at the Heart of Fair Trade

    With the majority of Fair Trade goods still produced thousands of miles away, how do we keep farmers and workers at the center of our work? Learn what Fair Trade advocacy..

    luis Miguel Garcia
    Luis Heller
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • luis Miguel Garcia
      Luis Heller
    • Room D/E
  • Your Social Justice and Sustainability Toolkit: The Role of Fair Trade

    Organizations and businesses across sectors are embedding social and environmental sustainability into their missions. Learn how NGOs and brands are using Fair Trade to..

    Erin Mackey
    Tim Fitzgerald
    Sam Hummel
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Erin Mackey
      Tim Fitzgerald
      Sam Hummel
    • Room F
  • Collaborating with Campus Dining 101

    As one of the most important stakeholders on any campus, strong collaboration with dining can be critical to the success of a Fair Trade College or University campaign...

    Judy Panayos
    Matt Rogers
    Maisie Ganzler
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Judy Panayos
      Matt Rogers
      Maisie Ganzler
    • Salon GH
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
  • Where Are They Now? Paths from Campus Activism to Professions in Sustainability

    Raychel Santo
    Ben Corey-Moran
    Al Liu
    • 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Raychel Santo
      Ben Corey-Moran
      Al Liu
    • Salon GH
1:50 pm - 2:50 pm - Concurrent Sessions
  • Fair Trade in the Classroom and Beyond

    Fair Trade education takes many forms, from a conversation over coffee to a semester-long course to a service learning trip to origin. How can we embed Fair Trade in student..

    Mary Embry, Moderator
    Braden Wild
    Quan Le
    Celina Lima
    Keith Brown
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Mary Embry, Moderator
      Braden Wild
      Quan Le
      Celina Lima
      Keith Brown
    • Room A/B
  • Expanding Our Impact

    Every Fair Trade product purchased means additional income for farmers, workers, and artisans around the world. However, the full impact of Fair Trade requires many actors..

    Joan Harper
    Al Liu
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Joan Harper
      Al Liu
    • Room C
  • Breaking Down Silos: Human Rights, Sustainability, and Fair Trade

    For twenty years, the University of Dayton has been engaged in human rights education, research, and advocacy. Join university students and staff to explore connections..

    Sarah Richard
    Bradley Petrella
    Tony Talbott
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Sarah Richard
      Bradley Petrella
      Tony Talbott
    • Room D/E
  • Making Fair Trade the New Normal: Expanding the Market, Increasing Access

    With thousands of certified products available at major retailers across the country, it’s never been easier to shop your values and buy Fair Trade. However, Fair Trade..

    Abby Ayers
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Abby Ayers
    • Room F
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Networking Roundtables

    Sustainability. Social Justice. Human Rights. Fair Trade. These are all topics and causes that we care deeply about. There are many paths we can take to make a difference..

    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Salon GH
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Refreshment Break

    • South Gallery
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  • From the Source: Fair Trade Impacting Communities

    We hear about Fair Trade's impact in communities from many sources - NGOs, brands, certifiers - but nothing is as powerful as hearing directly from members of those communities...

    Luis Heller
    • 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Luis Heller
    • Salon GH
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Dine Around Dinner

    Conference participants are invited to enjoy dinner and conversation with fellow attendees at nearby dining locations on Saturday, March 24 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM. These dinner conversations are a great..

    • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Registration

    • South Gallery
9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • General Session

    9:00 am - 9:15 am
    Opening Remarks

    9:15 am - 10:30 am
    The Consumer Citizen: Civil Rights, Market Choices and The Long Road to Freedom

    Dr. Marcia..

    Marcia Chatelain, PhD
    • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Marcia Chatelain, PhD
    • Salon GH
10:40 am - 11:40 am - Concurrent Sessions
  • Building a Culture of Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Advocacy - Part I

    Building a supportive culture is crucial for achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals within our organizations and advocacy. Join this interactive session..

    Marcia Chatelain, PhD
    • 10:40 am - 11:40 am
    • Marcia Chatelain, PhD
    • Room A/B
  • Building Sustainable Supply Chains

    Sustainability goes beyond on-the-ground conservation and environmental protection. By following goods through the entire supply chain, Fair Trade offers both transparency..

    Helena Barbour
    • 10:40 am - 11:40 am
    • Helena Barbour
    • Room C
  • Learning from Leaders: Success Stories from Long-Running Campaigns

    Community organizing and advocacy takes passion, commitment, a strong support system - and so much more. Campaign organizers will share tips for long-term success, and..

    Alana Burgess
    Camila Rice-Aguilar
    Travis Brodbeck
    Katherine Bissel Cordova
    • 10:40 am - 11:40 am
    • Alana Burgess
      Camila Rice-Aguilar
      Travis Brodbeck
      Katherine Bissel Cordova
    • Room D/E
  • Campus to Community: Amplifying Our Impact

    Campuses can have a huge impact on the communities in which they are located. In this session, learn about the many pathways that campus change-makers have at their fingertips..

    Bria Milbery
    Jonathan White
    • 10:40 am - 11:40 am
    • Bria Milbery
      Jonathan White
    • Salon GH
11:50 am - 12:50 pm - Concurrent Sessions
  • Building a Culture of Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Advocacy - Part II

    We all face challenges in our efforts to engage more diverse communities and ensure that our advocacy is inclusive. We often don’t know where to start in overcoming..

    Chad Hiu
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Chad Hiu
    • Room A/B
  • Case Studies in Successful Campus Advocacy

    What makes a Fair Trade College or University campaign successful? How can you align with other student-led initiatives on your Fair Trade work, and return value to them..

    Ann Francis, Moderator
    Chris Hunter
    Alex Thomas
    Sarah King
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Ann Francis, Moderator
      Chris Hunter
      Alex Thomas
      Sarah King
    • Room C
  • Growing the Movement Together: Brands, NGOs and Advocates Aligning Efforts

    In Fall 2017, Fair Trade Campaigns organized a series of convenings to explore opportunities for closer alignment between brands, NGOs, and advocates. Join convening participants..

    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Room D/E
  • Stories from the Field: Fair Trade’s Impact in Communities

    Fair Trade provides assurances for economic, social, and environmental sustainability in producer communities. But how do these assurances translate to on-the-ground action?..

    Josefina Urzaiz
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Josefina Urzaiz
    • Room F
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Transforming an Industry: Fair Trade Apparel

    Even before the Rana Plaza tragedy, many were working to remedy the terrible conditions that workers face in the apparel sector. As Fair Trade has evolved to provide..

    Helena Barbour
    Andrea Reyes
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Helena Barbour
      Andrea Reyes
    • Salon GH
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Closing Remarks

    • Salon GH