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2021 Virtual Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Pasa Sustainable Agriculture is hosting its annual conference virtually from January 19 through February 5. The event features more than 90 live and on-demand sessions and 100 speakers to mark 30 years of hosting this hallmark event that has served as a springboard for transformative food system change in the Mid–Atlantic region and beyond.
As one of the largest gatherings of sustainable farmers, food system professionals and changemakers in the nation, more than 2,000 attendees engage in an energizing and inspiring learning experience rooted in sharing, connecting and advancing a common goal: cultivating farms and food systems that nourish, heal and empower each year. This year, the conference takes place over the course of three weeks, instead of four days, to help attendees balance their own conference experience, resulting in fewer overlapping sessions and more access to the full range of educational offerings.
The pre-conference, from January 19 through 29, is designed for farmers (all are welcome to attend) and includes more than 30 live, educational sessions on production–focused topics. Registered attendees can purchase an all-inclusive pass, which includes access to all sessions and recordings, or design their own learning experience by registering for only specific sessions.
With more than 60 live and on–demand educational sessions suitable for farmers, food system professionals and changemakers, the week-long main conference, held from February 1 through 5, explores food system big ideas, as well as production–focused topics. It includes keynote and featured speakers, social and networking events and virtual exhibits.
Main conference registrants will have access to the interactive virtual event platform that can be used on computers, tablets and mobile devices. Participants may use this dynamic platform to build their personal agenda, navigate to the live and on–demand sessions they want to attend, peruse virtual exhibits and connect with other attendees.
Sessions are designed for socializing and networking, and provide space for connecting with peers. If a session is missed, registrants will have access to recordings. Virtual exhibits allow for engagement with conference business partners and to discover new products and services to support sustainable, agricultural work.
Participants receive a virtual experience package with activities and extras to spark creativity and help them connect with others. In addition, they can provide support for Pasa by purchasing a conference swag box during registration that includes a curated collection of gifts from conference partners, Pasa-branded merchandise and more. The conference’s technical support team will provide comprehensive technology support prior to and during the conference in order to answer questions or resolve technical difficulties.
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