Guelph Organic Conference this weekend

36th Annual Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show
Where Farmers and Consumers Meet

Thursday & Friday

2 days of longer, more intense workshops with a full day workshop on Thursday and four different 3 hour workshops on the Friday.  These longer seminars provide a greater depth of information and speaker feedback not possible in the shorter Saturday/Sunday workshops.

Please remember there is no Trade Show on these days. 

Trade Show Dates/Times

Saturday January 28th, 2017 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday January 29th, 2017 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
*There is no charge to attend the Trade Show – Admission is Free!

Food lovers will enjoy the samples and shopping.

Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy shopping amongst multiple organic seed suppliers, as well as browsing gardening tools and books.

Farmers can network with certifiers, grain traders and small equipment suppliers.

To see a list of exhibitors visit here.

The trade show is held on 3 floors at the Guelph University Centre.

Saturday’s 2017 workshop format: 5 distinct streams, each contains 4 workshops, grouped as:

    Organic Crop Production
    Organic Livestock Production
    Small Scale Organic Production (*New)
    Inspiring the Organic Consumer (*New)
    Resilient Agriculture (*New)

Your Saturday Workshop Badge allows you entry into all of the workshops.

“The Saturday lunch hour break is one of the most intense hour & three-quarters in organics today anywhere in the Western Hemisphere.  The workshops will just be getting out, you will rush to buy lunch in Centre 6, trying to get up to the Meet N Greets upstairs, to go see the 8 exhibitors you wanted to see and the 4 friends who said they’d meet you in front of the COG booth.  The thought of missing out on some of this will cause your future to flash before your eyes.  Luckily, there’s another shorter break in the afternoon where you can catch up on what you missed at lunch.  We said it would be intense.  Wear your jet boots.”  – Tomas Nimmo, Conference Manager 


15 workshops organized in 5 themes

    Women Who Inspire
    Past, Present and Future
    Design Concepts
    Trees for Sustainability

  Your Sunday Workshop Badge allows you entry into all of the workshops.

University of Guelph


The Guelph Organic Conference takes place at the University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario.

Address – 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario  N1G 2W1

Link to Google Maps here.

Nearest Major Intersection – Stone Road & Gordon Street.

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