2016 MEET & GREETS – LIST – being developed

June, 2015 – plan ahead – if you’re thinking about a Meet & Greet for a special/specific type of gathering, contact the manager right away.   Friday, Saturday & Sunday space available

For 2016, these Meet & Greet rooms (and trainings) will run.

Friday, January 29

Advanced Inspector Training, Guelph, Ontario
January 29, 2016
IOIA will cosponsor Advanced Inspector Training on Friday, January 29, in conjunction with the Guelph Organic Conference.  In anticipation of the forthcoming revision of the Canadian Organic Standards, the training will focus on standards updates and equivalency issues. Other topics are under development. Following the training, IOIA will host an informal reception combined with inspector discussion. Further details and a training application will be posted here when available.

Saturday, January 30

OMRI – Meet & Greet Room – UC332

Society For BioDynamic Farming – Meet & Greet Room UC334

SATURDAY EVENING – IN GUELPH/Best Western  –  The BioDynamic Food & Wine Event at the Best Western



What is a Meet & Greet?  It’s a free 25-seat room where groups like FarmStart or the Fibreshed folks or OMRI will announce an open gathering for 1-hour or longer.  Conference guests arriving at the start time & specific room will be greeted by the organizers.

Anyone can attend for an hour while the main Conference noon lunch break is going on – whether you paid for the Conference workshop admission or not (what a great deal).

Certain Meet & Greets are only for specific organic sector activists.  For others, farm consulting specialists will attend.  Some programs are paid: e.g. the BD wine tasting.  Or with programs like the past International Organic Inspectors trainings – these trainings are geared to those in the organic regulatory sector choosing to pay the registration fee.  But in most cases, all the Meet & Greets listed here are set up to be free, open interest gatherings – which means YOU.