Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

Thursday, March 12th (Pre-Conference Day)

11:30 – 1:00: Roastery Tour & Cupping @ Coffee Concept / School House Roasting (Unit 50, 4797 - 22 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2B 0M1)
2:00 – 3:00: Chocolate tasting @ Ten Thousand Villages (220 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2R2)
2:00 – 5:00: Student Mixer @ Calgary Arts Academy
3:30 – 5:00: CFTN Annual General Meeting @ Muse Room, Hotel Arts
7:00 – 9:00: Opening night social drop-in @ Raw Bar, Hotel Arts

Friday, March 13th

7:30 Registration table will open
8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
9:00 - 9:45: Welcome Notes | Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
9:45 - 10:45: Keynote Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
    • Don Pilar Ramirez, Executive Director, Fundacion REDDOM. (Rural Economic Development Dominicana)  | Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
10:45 - 11:15: Break: Foyer, Hotel Arts
11:15 - 12:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • How to Engage Retailers and Get Product on Shelf | Spectrum 1, Hotel Arts
    • The SDG’s: Fair Trade as Part of Global Sustainability | Spectrum 2, Hotel Arts
    • Youth Sharing Experiences and Ideas Roundtable | Spectrum 3, Hotel Arts
    • Alternative/Additional Models to Change: Part 1. Policy & Legislation | Galleria, Hotel Arts
12:30 - 1:45: Lunch  Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts 
1:45 - 3:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Storytelling, How to Differentiate your Business and Build Deeper Connections with Consumers | Spectrum 1, Hotel Arts
    • Canadian Fair Trade Programs Overview, New National Programs Website & More | Spectrum 2, Hotel Arts
    • Youth Activism Workshop, How to Engage, Mobilize and Lobby; Tactics and Strategy | Spectrum 3, Hotel Arts
    • The Coffee Price Crisis and Power Dynamics: Small Producers' Agency in the Global Marketplace | Galleria, Hotel Arts
3:00 - 3:30: Break: Foyer, Hotel Arts
3:30 - 4:45: Breakout Sessions:
    • Incorporating Fair Trade Products into Large Organizations, Corporate Adoption, Fairtrade Sourced Ingredients (FSI), Challenges and Strategies | Spectrum 1, Hotel Arts
    • Community Building, All Programs, Crowd Sourced Topics and Sharing | Spectrum 2, Hotel Arts
    • Youth Driven Action Plans and Community Building | Spectrum 3, Hotel Arts
    • Fair Trade / Direct Trade | Galleria, Hotel Arts

4:45 - 6:30: Tradeshow and Networking Evening (Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts)
7:00: Explore Calgary Community Dinners (Various Locations)

Saturday, March 14th

8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast | Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome | Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
9:15 - 10:15: Panel  | Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
    • Climate Change
10:15 - 10:45: Break: Foyer, Hotel Arts
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Climate Conversations Roundtable | Spectrum 1, Hotel Arts
    • Student Activism on Campus | Spectrum 2, Hotel Arts
    • Bananas | Spectrum 3, Hotel Arts
    • Alternative/Additional Models to Change: Part 2 | Trade | Galleria, Hotel Arts
12:00 - 1:15: Lunch   Spectrum 4/5, Hotel Arts
1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Becoming a B-Corp | Spectrum 1, Hotel Arts
    • “Okay Boomer” How to Teach, Engage and Work with Youth | Spectrum 2, Hotel Arts
    • The World Fair Trade Organization, Handmade & Beyond | Spectrum 3, Hotel Arts
    • Gender Equality: Women Led Business & Women Leadership | Galleria, Hotel Arts
2:30 - 3:00: Break: Foyer, Hotel Arts
3:00 - 4:15: Breakout Sessions:
    • Cotton, Clothing and Sustainable Fashion | Spectrum 1, Hotel Arts
    • Engaging Franchises | Spectrum 2, Hotel Arts
    • Making a Collaborative Book on the Fair Trade Movement in Canada | Spectrum 3, Hotel Arts
    • Diversity in the Fair Trade Movement. #FairTradeSoWhite | Galleria, Hotel Arts
6:00 - 12:00: Canadian Fairtrade Awardshosted by Fairtrade Canada (Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W6)
    • Beer brewed by Olds College Brewery using fair trade ingredients will be on tap

Sunday, March 15th (Post-Conference)

10:00 – 1:00: Calgary Tower Stair Climb ($10)


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