Tilth Conference

Request for Session Proposals

Farmers, researchers, educators, advocates, and all members of Washington’s agricultural community are invited to submit session proposals for this year’s Tilth Conference!

This year’s Tilth Conference, co-hosted by Tilth Alliance, Oregon Tilth and WSU and OSU Small Farms Programs, will celebrate 50 years of Tilth history, bringing together hundreds of farmers, organizations, food system activists, researchers and educators to learn, work and play in Vancouver, WA, November 14-16.

About Sessions

Farmers and all others working within our agricultural community are invited to contribute and share their practical experiences, key learnings, and expertise in 75-minute sessions including time for Q&A. Presenters will be required to present in-person — online presentations are not available at this time.

  • Farmer/rancher and BIPOC presenters are offered free registration for the Friday and Saturday of the conference.
  • Other presenters are offered a discounted ticket price of $240.
  • Access to the Taste of Pacific NW Organic event on Thursday afternoon is included for all attendees.

Educational presentations at the Tilth Conference should provide useful, relevant, applicable information that supports the success of organic, regenerative, and sustainable producers, at all levels. We are also seeking proposals that address issues of equity and inclusion in the organic sector.

Deadline: Submit your proposal by Saturday, June 1; 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Criteria

Available space in the conference schedule is limited; not all proposals can be accepted. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevant: Does it fit in with the theme and intent of the conference? Will it provide useful information to farmers (particularly small to mid-scale farmers), farm workers or other key players in our food system?
  • Compelling: Is it interesting? Is it important? Is it well-communicated?
  • Practical: Is there a takeaway? Will it potentially lead to changes in behavior or the adoption of new practices?
  • Well Planned: Is it fully thought through? Is it suited for an in-person format?

Please complete the proposal form below if you are interested in presenting at this year’s Tilth Conference. If you’ve got several great ideas and would like to suggest all of them, please submit a separate form for each of them.

If you’d like to make suggestions for a topic or presentation that doesn’t match this form, contact Rae Russell.

Deadline: Submit your proposal by Saturday, June 1; 11:59 p.m. PDT.