Organic Neighborhoods

Organic Neighborhoods: For Healthy Children, Families, and Ecology

The 36th National Pesticide Forum
April 13–14, 2018

Irvine, CA 


Partial list of confirmed speakers (See speaker bios)

Carey Gillam, author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
James Neih, PhD, Principal Investigator and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego, with a focus on bee communication, cognition, and health, as well as the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bee behavior
Chip Osborne, nationally renowned organic turfgrass expert, professional horticulturist with 35 years' experience, and Founder and President of Osborne Organics (Marblehead, MA)
Warren Porter, PhD, Professor of Zoology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin Madison
Routt Reigart, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, one of the nation’s top pediatric experts on pesticides, and author of Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings
Bruce Blumberg, PhD, Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California Irvine’s School of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Dean Baker, MD, MPH, Former Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health, at the University of California, Irvine.
Kim Konte, Founding member and Board Member, Non Toxic Irvine, who spearheaded passage of ordinance transitioning city to organic land management

Jay Feldman, Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides


The 36th National Pesticide Forum is convened by Beyond Pesticides, the UC Irvine Center for Occupation and Environmental Health, and Non Toxic Irvine.


Co-Sponsors to be announced.

Registration details available soon! 

Videos from Last Year's Forum

Miss out on the 2017 Forum? See Beyond Pesticides' YouTube page for videos of all the speakers, panels, and workshop discussions from the 35th National Pesticide Forum! Check out our past conferences here.

 If you would like more information about the conference, please email [email protected], or call 1.202.543.5450.


The generosity of our sponsors helps make for a great event year after year. The sponsors listed below contributed to the (2017) 35th 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


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