The Second Annual Community Wealth Building Conference for Metro Denver will be held on Saturday, September 27 on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
Re:Vision co-founder Eric Kornacki will be leading a panel discussion entitled "Linking Two Movements -- Local Food and Community Wealth-Building".
From community gardens, to backyard chickens, rooftop gardens, indoor aquaponic systems, urban farms, and city zoning changes, urban agriculture has become one of the fastest growing movements in the country and is morphing into an effort to transform this country’s food production and distribution system. Many regions across the U.S. are now grappling with creating a local food system. Embedded in this complex challenge is recognition that low-income communities have little access to affordable, healthy food. Funders focused on health and basic needs are now funding local agriculture projects as a strategy for increasing access to healthy foods in food deserts. The Community Wealth-Building movement is about building economic engines with and in low-income communities, as opposed to providing on-going charity for subsistence living.
The registration fee for the conference will be $45 per person ($55 per person after September 12). This fee includes all conference sessions, a continental breakfast, a box lunch, light refreshments at the end of the day, and parking on the Anschutz Medical Campus. We want to ensure that the conference is accessible to anyone who would like to attend and have scholarships available (see below).
Scholarships are available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call conference event planners (Michelle or Melissa) at 720-907-4292 and indicate what level of scholarship you are requesting.
Conference Schedule Snapshot
8:45 am – Registration and continental breakfast
9:15 am – Welcome and first keynote speaker, Ed Whitfield
10:30 am – Breakout sessions (first round)
12:00 pm – Lunch and second keynote speaker, Michael Peck
1:30 pm – Breakout sessions (second round)
3:00 pm – Breakout sessions (third round)
4:15 pm – Wrap-up
5:00 pm – Post-conference reception