In the days leading up to the Organic World Congress, delegates have the opportunity to engage in topic-specific pre-conferences.

For two days and before the official opening of the OWC, professionals and researchers from around the world are invited to share their latest research, work and reflections among peers during pre-conferences.

Complementing the congress, pre-conferences offer longer exchange times for smaller groups of experts and professionals, bringing together specialists from all over the world and helping strengthen networking between these actors. Proposed themes will thus be addressed in depth, with the real objective of joint reflection and action.

In a nutshell, pre-conferences are:

  • One- or two-day events taking place from September 6-7, 2021, before the Organic World Congress’s main conferences (8-10 Sep 2021).
  • Held in Rennes at the Couvent des Jacobins, online on the event platform or on Zoom (format to be determined by each pre-conference organiser).
  • Proposed and organised by an organic stakeholder, by contracting with the OWC Organisers.
  • Dealing with a topic relevant for the organic sector and in line with the congress’ objectives and themes, complementing the various OWC forums.
  • Addressing stakeholders from all over the world and not a country or a region only.

Registration for the OWC2021 pre-conferences will open at a later stage. You will be able to sign up for the pre-conference(s) of your choice on the OWC2021 ticketing platform. We will be in touch about this soon!


Symposium on Biodynamic Research – the Farm Organism as a Holistic Approach?

6-7 September 2021

1. 30 Years of PGS Development: a Root and Branch Appraisal


2. Improving Transparency Along the Supply Chain and the Relevance of Organic Farming Statistics

7 September 2021

2. “Publish or Perish” – Intensifying and Qualifying Scientific Publication of Organic Agriculture Research

Policy Day

7 September 2021 (morning)

3. Policies Driving Sustainable Food Systems

Policy Day

7 September 2021 (afternoon)

4. The Future of Organic Farming and Agroecology in Europe : The Role of Regions

6 - 7 September 2021

5. Organic Animal Husbandry Systems – Their Performances, Potential, Possibilities and Challenges

6 - 7 September 2021

6. Seed Ambassadors: Building an International Network to Advance Organic Seed Systems