46th Annual Conference Schedule and Registration



JOIN US IN 2022!

2022 Theme:

We can all agree these last two years have brought change like no other. One fortunate thing is we have the opportunity once again in October for inspiration, cutting-edge education, and connection by participating in Provender’s Annual Educational Conference.

Real People, Real Connections

We all got into the natural foods trade not just to make a living but to make a difference and make the world a better place. Independent integrity matters for a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for our precious planet’s future. These ideas are the foundation that our community is built upon. It is so good to see familiar faces and find fresh connections after we’ve been so isolated.  At the Conference you can look forward to connecting with long-time friends and making new ones. Socializing opportunities begin Wednesday evening with a Happy Hour as a great way to roll into conference mode, then continue through our famous Meet Your Makers event, and on to live music (very live) on Friday evening.  Don’t forget to visit the Sample Room!

Conference Keynotes and Workshops
This year’s theme is “RE-Generate!” We’ve got a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers and workshops for you.  We’re able to bring in presenters from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, on topics that are relevant to present-day circumstances and to the future well-being of our planet.  Registration open now!


Conference Workshop highlights include:

Keynote Speakers

PAUL STAMETS (live virtual presentation)
Founder and Chief Science Officer, Fungi Perfecti





COURTNEY PINEAU (live in person presentation)
Executive Director, The Climate Collaborative





Cynthia Billops (live in person presentation)
VP Operations, Membership and Belonging, One Step Closer (OSC) & JEDI Collaborative



Wednesday Intensive (additional separate registration)

“Reliving Stress Points at Work – Re-Generating the Employee Experience”
with Justin Freeman



Thursday and Friday Workshops, including

              • The Rise of Farmers Cooperatives – Preserving Regenerative Agriculture and Community
              • The Re-imagined Manager
              • Sustainable Herbs
              • Operationalizing J.E.D.I. – Successes, Challenges, and the Future
              • Understanding Your Place in the Food Chain
              • Hemp and CBD – A Legal and Regulatory Update of the Rapidly Changing Landscape
              • Shoplifting – New Understandings and New Strategies
              • The Local Option; The Time is Now
              • and many more

These are not just a series of one-way seminars. The Provender Conference provides multiple opportunities for you to engage in meaningful ways, formally and informally. You’ll experience authentic networking with presenters and other attendees. Be a part of the depth of connection that Provender Alliance provides during it’s 46th Annual Educational Conference



$365 – Wed Intensive only (Members Only)

$300 – Early Bird Registration ( before Sept 16 ) Wed Intensive only (Members Only)



$695 – Two days of the Conference, Thurs and Fri. all Conference events, all meals. (Members Only)

$579 – Early Bird Registration ( before Sept 16 ) – Two days of the Conference, Thurs and Fri all Conference events, all meals.  (Members Only)

$825- NON MEMBERS: Two days of the Conference, Thurs and Fri. all Conference events, all meals.



$895 – Wed Intensive,  plus all Thurs and Friday Conference events and meals. (Member Only)

$ 745 – Early Bird Registration ( before Sept 16 ), Wed Intensive, plus all Thurs and Fri Conference events and meals. (Members Only)


The whole Provender community looks forward to connecting with you very soon. Registration is available now.