Event Overview

When & Where

Dates: April 5-7, 2017 (pre-conference tours and short courses on April 5; conference on April 6-7)

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Leominster, MA

Tagline

Bold Region. Big Change. Bright Future.

Online

www.f2isummit.org | #F2ISummit | Facebook event


Sample Communications

Objective: Get people to register for the #F2ISummit!

LANGUAGE TO USE Through March 10th

Newsletter/Email/Blog: Are you working to mobilize the power of schools, colleges, hospitals, corrections, and other institutions to transform our food system? You’re invited to the 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit on April 5-7 in Leominster, Massachusetts! The #F2ISummit will feature 65+ sessions, inspiring speakers, local tours, good food, an exhibitor fair, and more. Please join us – along with hundreds of other farm to institution advocates – for up to three exciting days of learning, sharing and connecting. Early bird rates end on March 10th. Register online: www.f2isummit.org/register

Facebook V1: Are you working to mobilize the power of schools, colleges, hospitals, corrections, and other institutions to transform our food system? You’re invited to the 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit on April 5-7 in Leominster, Massachusetts! Early bird rates end on March 10th. Register online: www.f2isummit.org/register Don’t forget to invite your friends and colleagues via the Facebook event: http://bit.ly/2lNH221. #F2ISummit @Farm to Institution New England

Facebook V2: You’re invited to attend the 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit on April 5-7 in Leominster, Massachusetts! Register by March 10th to save $25: www.f2isummit.org. Plus, don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2lNH221. #F2ISummit @Farm to Institution New England

Twitter:

You’re invited to the 2017 #F2ISummit on April 5-7 in Leominster, MA! Register by March 10 to save $25: f2isummit.org

The #F2ISummit will feature 65+ sessions on #foodpolicy, #foodwaste, #racialequity + more. Early bird ends on 3/10: f2isummit.org

The #F2ISummit on April 5-7 in MA features schools, colleges, health care, and corrections. Early bird ends on 3/10: f2isummit.org

[@tag a friend] I hope to see you at the #F2ISummit on April 5-7 in Leominster, MA. Register: f2isummit.org

[@tag a partner organization] Your network might be interested in hearing about the #F2ISummit on April 5-7 in Leominster, MA. Info: f2isummit.org


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Event Details

Event Overview

The 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit will bring together more than 500 people who are leveraging the power of schools, colleges, hospitals and other institutions to transform our food system. Please join us – and hundreds of other farm to institution advocates – for two exciting days of learning, sharing, exploring and connecting.

The event will convene representatives from institutional facilities, along with their food supply chain partners and farm to institution advocates, to maximize collective impact and overcome challenges to buying more local food. The summit will feature programming that focuses on farm to school, farm to campus and farm to health care, as well as cross-sector themes.

Hosts

The 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit is brought to you by Farm to Institution New England (FINE) in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm, the Northeast Farm to School Steering Committee, and USDA Farm to School

Steering Committee

Peter Allison, Network Director, Farm to Institution New England
Danielle Fleury, Farm to School Regional Lead, USDA Farm to School, Northeast Region
Kaitlin Haskins, Communications Coordinator, Farm to Institution New England
Riley Neugebauer, Farm & Sea to Campus Manager, Farm to Institution New England
Jen Obadia, Eastern US Regional Director, Healthy Food in Health Care Program, Health Care Without Harm
Nessa Richman, Metrics & Development Manager, Farm to Institution New England
Dana Stevens, Event & Project Coordinator, Farm to Institution New England

Objectives

The New England Farm to Institution Summit is designed to identify issues that cut across the sectors and the region, highlight important successes and achievements in farm to institution in the region, develop collaborative strategies to pursue, inspire and engage participants on important and challenging work, and show connections between sectors, states, and supply chain stakeholders.

Audience

Are you an advocate, educator, foodservice professional, institutional chef, farmer, fisherman, processor, distributor, aggregator, student, sustainability coordinator, clinician, policymaker or someone else engaged in the farm to institution movement? This conference is for you!

Registration

We hope you’ll join us! Registration is available online:www.f2isummit.org/register

EARLY BIRD RATES

Available until March 10, 2017

Full Conference (two days): $225
Partial Conference (one day): $125  
Pre-Conference Short Courses: $50
Local Food Dinner: $40

REGULAR RATES

Available March 11-24, 2017

Full Conference (two days): $250
Partial Conference (one day): $150  
Pre-Conference Short Courses: $50
Local Food Dinner: $40

Scholarships

We offered dozens of partial scholarships to people who requested financial assistance to attend the #F2ISummit. The scholarship deadline has passed, but we may be able to offer additional scholarships on a case-by-base basis. To request a partial scholarship, contact Nessa at nessa@farmtoinstitution.org.

Program

The New England Farm to Institution Summit program is chock full of engaging sessions, inspiring speakers, exciting tours, fun social events and more! Get the latest at www.f2isummit.org/program.

Exhibitor Fair

The exhibitor fair at the #F2ISummit will be a great opportunity to promote your products and services, build awareness around your mission, strengthen relationships and meet new customers and collaborators! As of February 22, the exhibitor fair is sold out! Note that all sponsors receive complimentary booth space.

Contact

Questions? Suggestions? Contact summit@farmtoinstitution.org.

Links

General: www.f2isummit.org 

Registration: www.f2isummit.org/register or http://bit.ly/2lDNsiq

Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1710007455985500 or http://bit.ly/2lNH221