BCFSN Annual Gathering: July 14-16 2017

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BCFSN Annual Gathering: July 14-16 2017

By BC Food Systems Network

When and where

Date and time

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 12:30 PM - Sun, Jul 16, 2017 1:00 PM PDT


UBC Farm 3461 Ross Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5 Canada


Come join movers and shakers, pollinators and connectors, convenors and change makers, thought leaders, and folks who are new to food systems change for this year’s 19th Annual BCFSN Annual Gathering, which will take place from July 14-16 on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

This year’s Gathering is made possible through a partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Our theme this year is Cultivating Change: Building Our Food Movement. The plenaries and sessions will focus on the various ways we are working to advance change in our food systems and where we can better work together. Over the course of the weekend, we are excited to have a variety of conversations to dig deeper into how the broader food movement in BC has evolved, where there are opportunities to engage more strategically towards systems change, and unpack issues around inclusion and equality, paying particular attention to who and what have been left out of the movement.

Final Gathering Program:



This year tenting is available on site at UBC Farm.


As in the past, supervised children's activities will be available during sessions for children aged 3 and older.

Interested in carpooling? If you want to make arrangements with other attendees about the possibility of carpooling feel free to make use of the BCFSN Gathering Facebook event page.

If you have other questions please contact Carrie at gathering@bcfsn.org.


About the organizer

BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN), a project on MakeWay's Shared Platform, works to create healthy, just and sustainable food systems in British Columbia by strengthening connections, nurturing capacity, and supporting joined-up food policy at all levels. BCFSN works in partnership with farmers and ranchers, fishers, First Nations, and people in communities working to rebuild their food systems from the ground up. BCFSN works to undertake awareness building and education, and to develop balanced policy proposals that adhere to sustainability principles and reflect the needs and interests of a wide range of stakeholders.