Schedule

The 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit programming draws on local and international expertise and practical experience, in order to engage diverse communities and provide opportunities for cross-fertilization across sectors. Whether you are involved in community-based initiatives, or are in the business of city building, you can learn new tools to advance urban agriculture in your communities.

From acclaimed keynote speakers and leading sessions, to professional development training courses and practical workshops; from tours 'in the field' and networking events, the Summit agenda delivers value and opportunity for anyone involved in city-based growing.

We invite you to explore urban agriculture's current role and future potential in the 21st century, and join us in Toronto for the first Urban Agriculture Summit.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY – 55 Gould St.

7:00 am –5:00 pm

Summit Registration Desk Opens

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

8:30 am –12:00 pm

Morning Half Day – Professional Development Courses And Special Skills/Training Workshops 

Architecture Building

8:30 am –12:30 pm

Morning - Half Day Tours And Off-Site Workshops

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

12:30 pm –4:15 pm

Afternoon Half Day – Professional Development Courses And Special Skills/Training Workshops

Architecture Building

1:00 pm –5:00 pm

Half Day Tours And Off-Site Workshops 

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

6:30 pm –9:00 pm

Opening Ceremony And Welcoming Address

FoodShare – 90 Croatia St.


THURSDAY AUGUST 16 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY – 55 Gould St.

7:00 am–6:00 pm

On-Site Conference Registration

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

8:30 am–10:00 am

Opening Keynotes - Will Allen, CEO Growing Power / Joe Lobko, Principal, DTAH

TED Rogers School of Management (TRS10-67)

10:00 am–10:30 am  

Coffee Break

Student Campus Centre (SCC) - Lobby

10:30 am–12 noon   

Concurrent Session 1

George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre (ENG103)

11:30 am– 2:30 pm

Discovery Gallery

Student Campus Centre (SCC - Courtyard Lounge)

11:00 am– 6:30 pm     

Trade Show

Student Campus Centre (SCC 115 Alumni Room)

12 noon–2:30 pm   

Lunch

Student Campus Centre (SCC - Courtyard Lounge)

2:45 pm–3:45 pm

Keynote - Paul Lightfoot

George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre (ENG)

4:00 pm– 5:30 pm        

Concurrent Session 2

George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre (ENG)

6:00 pm–8:00 pm    

Toronto City Hall Green Roof Tour and GrowTO Urban Agriculture Action Plan Launch Reception

Toronto City Hall - Rotunda (see directions- page 3)

FRIDAY AUGUST 17 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY – 55 Gould St.

7:00 am–6:00 pm

On-Site Conference Registration

Student Campus Centre (SCC) - Lobby

8:30 am–10:00 am 

Opening Plenary

TED Rogers School of Management (TRS10-67)

10:00 am–10:30 am 

Coffee Break

Student Campus Centre (SCC - Courtyard Lounge)

10:30 am–12 noon  

Concurrent Session 3

George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre (ENG)

12 noon–1:30 pm   

Lunch

Student Campus Centre (SCC - Courtyard Lounge) 

1:30 pm–3:00 pm      

Concurrent Session 4

George Vari Engineering & Computing Cenre (ENG)

3:15 pm- 4:15 pm   

Concurrent Session 5

George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre (ENG)

4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Closing Plenary

George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre (ENG)

6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Summit Closing Reception 

The Stop Community Food Centre -Wychwood Barns

SATURDAY AUGUST 18  –  RYERSON UNIVERSITY – 55 Gould St.

8:00 am–1:00 pm

On-Site Conference Registration

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

8:30 am–12:30 pm

Morning – Half Day Tours And Off-Site Workshops

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

8:30am– 4:15 pm

Full-Day – Tours And Off-Site Workshops (Includes Transportation And Lunch)

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

12:30 pm–4:15 pm   

Afternoon – Half Day Professional Development Special Training Courses & Workshops

Architecture Building

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Afternoon – Half Day Tours And Off-Site Workshops

Student Campus Centre -Lobby

 

Registration is now closed. Register on-site.
 

The Urban Agriculture Summit will take place at Ryerson University (55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario):

UrbanAgSummit Ryerson Campus Map2

Presented By:
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