Call for Submissions

 Farm & Table Experience Seeking Submissions

The Conference at Farm & Table Experience (formerly known as Farm to Table Experience), is an experiential learning event based on the policy and practice of food and drink and it’s currently accepting proposals for its 4th annual program. Taking place September 8-9, 2017 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, F&TE features some of the brightest chefs, thought leaders and practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F&TE explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally.

 

Farm & Table Experience kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 7 with a “Garden to Glass” cocktail reception. On Friday, Sept. 8 professionals gather together to discuss topics like marketing strategies for ranchers, policy change and advocating, best practices in urban farming, bringing products to market, sourcing locally, enhancing sustainability, and the latest trends and developments in the industry, including food science, security, and safety. Saturday, Sept. 9 will feature educational content that is relevant to both hobbyists and professionals alike in a festival-like format.

 

This conference is intended to be interactive and proposals for open dialogue sessions are being sought. Proposals for these educational sessions should be designed to fit one of the following educational tracks:

  • Grow Your Food (Farming & Production)
  • Crop to Cup (Brewing, Distilling, Vinting, plus non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Cooking Fresh
  • Business & Marketing
  • Farm to School
  • Food Innovation & Trends
  • Health & Nutrition
  • How-To’s 

 

Questions regarding the conference program should be directed to Samantha McMillan, F&TE Conference Manager, at 504-582-3072, or through email at smcmillan@farmandtablenola.com.

 

The deadline for submitting presentations for review is May 19, 2017. Presentations for the F&TE program will be selected by the Farm & Table Experience Executive Advisory Council. Each session’s moderator or primary speaker will be notified of final programming decisions by June 10, 2017.

 

F&TE is co-hosted by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry and the National Farm to Table Alliance.

Who should attend:

  • Chefs, mixologists, and restaurateurs
  • Foodies
  • Members of the public
  • Researchers, scholars, and policymakers
  • Farmers and agricultural professionals
  • Writers, publishers, and media
  • Slow food advocates
  • Brewers, distillers, vintners, and distributors
  • Farmers market managers and urban farmers
  • Nutritionists and health professionals
  • Grocers and retailers
  • CSA/RSA managers and advocates
  • Foragers

Speaker Request to Present Form

Thank you for your interest in presenting at Farm & Table Experience (F&Te) held September 7-9, 2017 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The deadline for submitting submissions for review is May 12, 2017. Presentations for the F&Te program will be selected by the Farm & Table Executive Advisory Council. Each presentation’s moderator or primary speaker will be notified of final programming decisions by May 25, 2017.
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  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSION. FINAL NOTIFICATIONS REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE EMAILED TO THE SESSION MODERATORS/PRIMARY PRESENTER BY MAY 25, 2017. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES, PLEASE CONTACT F&T CONFERENCE MANAGER, SAMANTHA MCMILLAN AT SMCMILLAN@FARMANDTABLENOLA.COM