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The 34th National Pesticide Forum


April 16-16, 2016
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

The 34th National Forum provides an opportunity for grassroots advocates, scientists, and policy makers to share our efforts and build local, state and national strategies for strength and growth. This year’s conference will focus on the adoption of policies to protect human health and the environment, and organic land and building management strategies.

The conference runs from the afternoon of April 15 through the evening of April 16, bringing together top scientists, policy makers, and public health and environmental advocates to interact and strategize on solutions that are protective of health and the environment. Beyond Pesticides is collaborating with local groups, including the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Toxics Action Center, and Protect South Portland, as well as other local environmental and human health advocacy organizations.

Register Today!

Reserve your spot at the 2016 Forum and get the Early Bird Discount rate ($5 off). Registration starts at $45 and includes access to all sessions as well as organic food and beverages. In addition to access to amazing speakers and networking opportunities, we will serve light refreshments and organic drinks Friday night, and organic breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks on Saturday. Scholarships are also available. For more details about registration click here.

Featured Keynotes

Aaron Blair, Ph.D., a National Cancer Institute researcher (retired), author of more than 450 publications on occupational and environmental causes of cancer, and the overall chair the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) evaluation panel that found glyphosate (Roundup) to be a carcinogen.

Jonathan Lundgren, Ph.D., a top U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist who received a prestigious national award for civic courage (Entomologist in the Crosshairs of Science and Corporate Politics) for his work on neonicotinoids and pollinator decline in the face of agency attempts to suppress his work.

See more speakers here.


The 34th National Pesticide Forum is convened by Beyond Pesticides, Toxics Action Center, and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Co-sponsors include: Food and Water Watch Maine, Friends of Casco Bay, Organic Consumers Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility Maine, Portland Pollinator Partnership, Portland Protectors, and Regeneration International.

If your group is interested in co-sponsoring the 34th National Pesticide Forum please email us.

Videos from Last Year's Conference

Miss out on last year's Forum? See Beyond Pesticides' Youtube page for videos of all the speakers, panels, and workshop discussions from the 33rd National Pesticide Forum! Check out our past conferences here.

 If you would like more information about the conference, please email forum@beyondpesticides, or call 202-543-5450.

THANK YOU! The generosity of our sponsors helps make conferences a great event year after year. The sponsors listed below contributed to the 32nd National Pesticide Forum scholarship fund, making it possible for people from around the country to participate in one of the most important grassroots pesticide meetings of the year. Learn more about becoming a sponsor. Click on the logos for more information.