February and March Food Conferences (Most Are Free!)

It is the conference season! We hope you’ve had an amazing start to this semester. Here are some free/low-cost conferences for this February and March.

Waste Management Forum

Join WM to hear from inspiring sustainability leaders and how we can work together to create a brighter future.

  • Fee: $0
  • Time: February 9, 12 PM
  • Format: Virtual
  • Signup Link

17th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit

Connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders. We are interested in engaging community in the conversation of climate change, labor, food access, and urban farming in the Chicago area.

  • Fee: $0
  • Time: February 23, 11 AM – February 25, 5 PM
  • Format/Location: Virtual
  • Signup Link

USDA’s 98th Agricultural Outlook Forum

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be the keynote speaker, and there will be a 2022 agricultural economy presentation by USDA’s Chief Economist Seth Meyer. Agricultural stakeholders from around the world get together and discuss the current topics in the agricultural world.

  • Fee: $0
  • Time: February 24 – 25
  • Format/Location: Virtual
  • Signup Link

Boston University and Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts Partner on IDEA Con

Meet young college graduates and students at IDEA con. No matter your interests, Idea Con is where you can connect with other passionate students and future leaders and engage with world-class innovators.

  • Time: February 26, 9 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Format/Location: Hybrid in-person/virtual event, Boston
  • Fee: $0
  • Registration:
  • Signup Link

2022 Agriculture & Food Conference

In SEMAP’s 15th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference, you can talk to farmers, foodies, and agricultural advocates. Ray Archuleta, founder of the Soil Health Academy, is Keynote Speaker this year. Ray dedicates himself to bring soil teaching to a broader audience through his journey of being a farmer, soil scientist, and the founder of Understanding Ag. LLC, and Soil Health Academy, LLC.

  • Fee: $10, Scholarship available
  • Time: February 27
  • Format: Virtual
  • Signup Link

Food Connection

Come to Food Connection for meaningful discussions and panels focus on indigenous food sovereignty and livelihoods, diversity in food systems, economic and social policies to support food sovereignty, remote and rural food security, regenerative food systems and food security, and urban farming in communal spaces, sustainable diets, mental health and food, evaluating food security initiatives, setting up seed banks, and herbal medicine within your own kitchen.

  • Fee: $0
  • Time: March 4, 11 AM – March 5, 8 PM
  • Format/Location: Virtual
  • Signup Link

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador