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 and special sponsor giveaways, then enjoy the company of your colleagues before the exciting conference..

    • 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.

    1. Andrea Reyes, NYC Fair Trade Coalition

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    Lisa Zwack
    Martina Lynch
    Meghan Fay Zahniser
    Andrea Reyes
    Benjamin Conard
    Sam Hummel
    Erin Schrode
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Lisa Zwack
      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 - 9:10 am
  • Welcome Remarks

    • Salon GH
9:10 am - 10:30 am
  • General Session

    Paul Rice
    Kate Williams
    • 9:10 am - 10:30 am
    • Paul Rice
      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? Learn how to tell a compelling story that will enroll new advocates, attract new consumers, and deepen understanding of Fair Trade. Facilitators will share expertise from PR, marketing, and grassroots advocacy to help you craft a story..

    Ravi Jolly
    Pushpanath Krishnamurthy
    Jenna LeDoux
    Suzi Hiza
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Ravi Jolly
      Pushpanath Krishnamurthy
      Jenna LeDoux
      Suzi Hiza
    • Room A/B
  • 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 help deliver on those commitments, and how you can incorporate Fair Trade as an actionable tool in..

    Caroline Chen
    Margot Conover
    Erin Mackey
    Tim Fitzgerald
    Sam Hummel
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Caroline Chen
      Margot Conover
      Erin Mackey
      Tim Fitzgerald
      Sam Hummel
    • Room C
  • 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 looks like in producer countries, what lessons we can learn from their efforts, and how we can engage..

    Ricardo Crisantes
    Nathalie Marin-Gest
    Luis Miguel Garcia
    Luis Heller
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Ricardo Crisantes
      Nathalie Marin-Gest
      Luis Miguel Garcia
      Luis Heller
    • Room D/E
  • 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. Dining and food service staff will share examples of successful partnerships on their campuses, and..

    Claire Kelloway
    Courtney Bryant
    Judy Panayos
    Matt Rogers
    Kylie Nealis
    • 10:45 am - 11:45 am
    • Claire Kelloway
      Courtney Bryant
      Judy Panayos
      Matt Rogers
      Kylie Nealis
    • Salon GH
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
  • Regional Campaign Lunch

    Meet your neighbors! Connect with conference attendees from your region to discuss local events and projects, discover new allies, and share plans to continue growing your Fair Trade network. Take a seat at a table in your region, or explore further afield to learn from your Fair Trade peers in other..

    • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
    • South Gallery
12:45 pm - 1:40 pm
  • Where Are They Now? Paths from Campus Activism to Professions in Sustainability

    We believe in the power of student advocates to drive real change on their campuses, and beyond. For many, this experience has put them on a lifelong journey of mission-driven work. Be it with an NGO, within a company, or elsewhere, we celebrate that journey and are..

    Raychel Santo
    Bria Milbery
    Ben Corey-Moran
    Al Liu
    • 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Raychel Santo
      Bria Milbery
      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 experience, to encourage deeper connection and understanding? Hear from students, staff, and..

    Mary Embry
    Braden Wild
    Quan Le
    Celina Lima
    Keith Brown
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Mary Embry
      Braden Wild
      Quan Le
      Celina Lima
      Keith Brown
    • Room A/B
  • 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 is often still seen as a niche market, with higher priced goods. How can we both increase access..

    Ryan Midden
    Abby Ayers
    Katherine Bissell Cordova
    Billy Linstead Goldsmith
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Ryan Midden
      Abby Ayers
      Katherine Bissell Cordova
      Billy Linstead Goldsmith
    • 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 between Fair Trade, human rights, and sustainable development, including alignment with the UN Sustainable..

    Sarah Richard
    Bradley Petrella
    Tony Talbott
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Sarah Richard
      Bradley Petrella
      Tony Talbott
    • Room D/E
  • 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 in addition to the individual consumer. What role do producers, brands, institutions, and advocates..

    Ricardo Crisantes
    Courtney Bryant
    Joan Harper
    Ben Corey-Moran
    Al Liu
    • 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Ricardo Crisantes
      Courtney Bryant
      Joan Harper
      Ben Corey-Moran
      Al Liu
    • Salon GH
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions
  • March for Our Lives Discussion

    In the wake of the tragic school shootings that have taken place across the country, most recently at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, an incredible wave of youth-led activism and advocacy focused on gun control has swept the nation – culminating in the national March for Our Lives on..

    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Room 5/6
  • 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 in these areas – working within advocacy organizations, mission-driven NGOs, networks of change..

    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Salon GH, Room AB, Room DE
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Refreshment Break

    • South Gallery
4:15 pm - 5:45 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. Learn from producers and organizers who experience and drive impact in their communities,..

    Martha Quiroz
    Tony Hall
    Luis Miguel Garcia
    Luis Heller
    • 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • Martha Quiroz
      Tony Hall
      Luis Miguel Garcia
      Luis Heller
    • Salon GH
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Stiller Family Foundation Networking Dinner

    Brought to you by the Stiller Family Foundation.

    • Salon GH, Room AB, Room DE
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday Night Social

    Enjoying interacting and networking with your fellow attendees? Extend the evening by visiting the Bulldog Tavern, a short 5 minute walk from the conference venue. Check your registration bag for a discount coupon on a beverage or appetizer.

    *All..

    • 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Bulldog Tavern
7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • People, Planet, Prosperity and Purpose: Sustainable Campus Walking Tour of Georgetown University

    Bring your coffee and join us for a morning stroll to learn about Georgetown University’s work to create a sustainable campus. Participants will learn about the University’s commitment to green buildings, find out how Georgetown become the first designated “bicycle-friendly university” in the District..

    • 7:30 am - 8:30 am
    • South Gallery
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Registration

    • South Gallery
9:00 am - 9:15 am
  • Opening Remarks

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


    Marcia Chatelain, PhD
    • 9:15 am - 10:30 am
    • Marcia Chatelain, PhD
    • Salon GH
10:40 am - 11:40 am - Concurrent Sessions
  • Office Hours with Dr. Chatelain: Speed Coaching Session on Organizational Challenges

    Join Dr. Marcia Chatelain for an interactive coaching session, to get her thoughts and insights on your organizing challenges. Come prepared to share specific obstacles that your campaigns are facing and take this opportunity to learn from Dr. Chatelain and from the experiences of your fellow advocates.

    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 and sustainability along the full path from production to sale. Hear from stakeholders up and down..

    Elisha Chan
    Amy Blyth
    Julie Clark
    Anjali Schiavina
    Helena Barbour
    • 10:40 am - 11:40 am
    • Elisha Chan
      Amy Blyth
      Julie Clark
      Anjali Schiavina
      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 help you discover new approaches to reinvigorate or accelerate your own campaign. Whether you’re..

    Lois Harr
    Alana Burgess
    Camila Rice-Aguilar
    Katherine Bissell Cordova
    Travis Brodbeck
    • 10:40 am - 11:40 am
    • Lois Harr
      Alana Burgess
      Camila Rice-Aguilar
      Katherine Bissell Cordova
      Travis Brodbeck
    • 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 to expand their impact from campus to the community. Facilitators will share tangible skills..

    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

    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 these obstacles. Join this session to gain a better understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and principles. Bring..

    Mary Bledsoe
    Chad Hiu
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Mary Bledsoe
      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 as well? Hear from campus advocates that have successfully partnered with other sustainability and..

    Rebecca Rosenthal
    Ann Francis
    Chris Hunter
    Alex Thomas
    Sarah King
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Rebecca Rosenthal
      Ann Francis
      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 to gain insight into these meetings and workshop new approaches to cross-movement collaboration.

    Margot Conover
    Joan Harper
    Jenna LeDoux
    Billy Linstead Goldsmith
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Margot Conover
      Joan Harper
      Jenna LeDoux
      Billy Linstead Goldsmith
    • Room D/E
  • Stories from the Field

    Fair Trade provides assurances for economic, social, and environmental sustainability in producer communities. But how do these assurances translate to on-the-ground action? Gain insight into real sustainability efforts and their impact in communities with these stories..

    Martha Quiroz
    Nathalie Marin-Gest
    Anjali Schiavina
    Josefina Urzaiz
    • 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    • Martha Quiroz
      Nathalie Marin-Gest
      Anjali Schiavina
      Josefina Urzaiz
    • Salon GH
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 certification standards and guarantees to ensure that garments and home goods are produced in an ethical way, many more have joined..

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

    • Salon GH