Conference

From Fear to Discovery: Harnessing the Power of an OPEN Mind

May 15th 2019

Presented by Keynote Speaker Margi Simmons In this laughter-filled, interactive keynote, you will gain inspiration and proven-techniques from the world of improvisation to help you expand your thinking and find new ways to thrive in an ever-changing industry. You will laugh, learn and practice stepping outside of your comfort zone. The experience will be perfectly suited for introverts, extroverts, analytical thinkers, creative types, perfectionists (recovering or not), and anyone in between! Join us in jumping in and saying “Yes, And” [Read More]

Food, Farm, and Climate Justice: A New Deal for a Just Transition

April 10th 2019

Presented by Keynote Speaker Eric Holt Giménez Over the last three years, farm, food, and climate crises have unleashed a perfect storm on our food system. Droughts, hurricanes, and fires have exacerbated the creeping disasters of erosion, food and water contamination, and have worsened food insecurity. Fracking, pipelines, CAFOs, and bankruptcies rock the heartland, as family farmers, farmworkers, and people of color bear the brunt of our agrarian meltdown. In response, frontline communities are forging alternatives and building bold new [Read More]

Meet Your Makers

June 1st 2018

Provender Alliance invites you to participate in another year of “Meet Your Makers”. The success of this event grows with each passing year.  This event is something like a tabletop show only Provender-style. We invite manufacturers, distributors and others to come set up a table and tell the story of their business to conference participants. This is an opportunity for retailers to learn more about the people behind the products they sell and for everyone in the natural products community to network in a [Read More]

Keynote Panel Confirmed

July 20th 2014

Join our keynote panel for this discussion on current issues in our shifting landscape, and how working together we can create significant and meaningful change.  Panelists will discuss their work organizing on the national and state level on campaigns such as the Right To Know GMO, organics’ future and bringing fair trade home, and working for farm worker empowerment in our food system. Rosalinda Guillen is a widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. The oldest of eight she [Read More]

Scholarship

June 13th 2014

Do you know someone who qualifies for our One Person Can Make a Difference scholarship program?  It is funded by our silent auction and is designed to recognize someone who is making a difference in their community.  Here’s the application.

Conference Planning

June 13th 2014

We are working fast and furious on conference workshops and activities and are confident you will be delighted with the results.  Be patient, stay tuned and come back to visit often for most current updates to the schedule.

Keynote Speaker Announced

June 4th 2014

Ocean Robbins is co-founder and CEO of the 150,000+ member Food Revolution Network, adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, and co-author  with his dad, bestselling author John Robbins, of Voices of the Food Revolution.  At age 10, Ocean was baker, salesman, accountant and owner of “Ocean’s Bakery”, which sold natural and organic baked goods to hundreds of customers in his neighborhood. He launched Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16, and directed the organization for 20 years. Ocean [Read More]