13.08.2021 | News

Join the OWC2021 Pre-Conferences

Just a couple of weeks until the Organic World Congress kicks off!

On 6-7 September, it's time for the OWC2021 pre-conferences!

For two days and before the official opening of the Organic World Congress, professionals and researchers from around the world will share their latest research, work and reflections among peers during five pre-conferences.

Complementing the congress, pre-conferences offer longer exchange times for smaller groups of experts and professionals, bringing together specialists from around the globe and helping strengthen networking between these actors. The aim? Inspire joint reflection, exchanges and real action!

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Participating on-site in France?

Have you secured one of the 500 passes to attend the OWC in Rennes, France? Don't forget to check the latest information and updates concerning entry and exit on French territory on the France Diplomatie website and make sure that your health pass is valid. Regular updates will also be made on the official congress website!

The OWC2021 pre-conferences

30 Years of PGS Development: A Root and Branch Appraisal
Digital format - unlimited participants!
- 6 September, 9:00 - 16:00 CEST
- 7 September, 13:00 - 17:15 CEST

Publish or Perish – Intensifying and Qualifying Scientific Publication of Organic Agriculture Research
Hybrid format - unlimited digital participants, 30 people max on-site
- 7 September, 09:00 - 17:30 CEST

Policies Driving Sustainable Food Systems
Digital format - unlimited participants!
- 7 September, 14:00 - 17:30 CEST

Organic Animal Husbandry Systems – Ways to Improvement
Hybrid format - unlimited digital participants, 90 people max on-site
- 6 September, 8:30 - 17:30 CEST (on-site farm visit 18:15 - 22:30)
- 7 September, 9:00 - 16:15 CEST

Seed Ambassadors: Building an International Network to Advance Organic Seed Systems
Hybrid format - unlimited digital participants (September 7 only), 150 people max on-site
- 6 September, on-site only: farm visit 8:00 - 19:00 CEST
- 7 September, 9:00 - 17:30 CEST

Keynote Speaker Highlight

Karen Mapusua is Vice President of IFOAM - Organics International. She co-founded the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community and was extensively involved in developing a region-wide Participatory Guarantee System approach including unique aspects such as whole island certification. Previously, she served as a Director of Fairtrade Australia New Zealand.

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On 6-10 September, some 2,500+ organic stakeholders, farmers, researchers and policymakers will address questions around resilience, societal transformation, health, and food sovereignty during the world’s largest organic gathering. Join us virtually or on-site now!

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