Agricultural Justice, Age of Organics, and Alligators Protecting health, biodiversity, and ecosystems

The 34th National Pesticide Forum

Portland, ME
April 15-16, 2016

Schedule of Events

Schedule is preliminary only and subject to change.

Friday, April 17

  • 12:00-4:30pm - (Must RSVP to [email protected])
    • Local Urban Organic Tour
  • 5:00pm - Registration begins
  • 5:00-6:00pm - Pesticides 101: Caroline Cox
  • 6:00-10:30pm - Welcome, Reception, Performance and Keynote
    • Performance: A Sense of Wonder by Kaiulani Lee
    • Keynote: Kristin Ohlson

Saturday, April 18

  • 8:00-8:30am - Continental Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:45-9:00am - Welcome
  • 9:00-9:30am: Keynote: Aaron Blair, Ph.D.
  • 9:30-10:00am: Keynote: Jonathan Lundgren, Ph.D.
  • 9:45-11:00am: State of the Science and Law Panel
  • 11:15am-12:45pm - Workshop Block 1 (see below)
  • 12:45pm-2:45pm - Lunch and Keynotes
    • 12:45-1:15pm: Lunch Served
    • 1:15-2:00pm: Keynote: U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree
    • 2:00-2:30pm: Keynote: George Leventhal
  • 2:45-3:45pm - Panel: Organic Management Approaches and Cutting Edge Alternatives
  • 4:15-5:45pm - Workshop Block 2 (see below)
  • 5:45-7:15pm - Dinner
  • 7:15-10:30pm - Keynotes and Reception
    • Keynote: Jim Gerritsen
    • Keynote: Will Allen and Kate Duesterberg

Workshop Block 1

  • Science and Pesticides: In-Depth
  • Pollinators and Pesticides
  • Protecting the Watershed
  • Organic Pest Management

Workshop Block 2

  • Organizing to Win: Successes and Challenges
  • Organic Standards, Seeds and Supplies
  • Controlling for Diseases
  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Soil Health


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