About the Annual Meeting and Conference
The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems is pleased to host the 2018 Joint Annual Meetings and Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). Please join us in welcoming people to Madison to share our good work and learn from each other.
The conference theme “The Agroecological Prospect: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food, and Farming” is an invitation to engage with political and governance issues that arise in agricultural and food systems. Giving voice to these connections and making them explicit is fundamental to changing them. Agroecology links scientific inquiry, practical arts, and transformative social action to develop food systems that are fair and resilient. Participants are invited to engage in conversations about necessary changes to the design and management of our food and agricultural systems so that we may adjust our institutions to better function within the limits of natural systems, ensuring economic viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.
The conference will feature current research from more than three hundred academics, public intellectuals and practitioners. In addition to submitting abstracts to participate in one of more than 100 concurrent sessions, the conference invites the larger Madison community to host conference tours to share their work, attend public keynotes on Thursday and Saturday, and to celebrate with music and dancing on Friday night.
For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting and advertising opportunities please download the Sponsor Kit below.
We are pleased to offer a number of attractive incentives for organizations and potential partners who would like to sponsor the conference. We anticipate that more than 400 people will participate in the conference. Host a meal or coffee break, support a scholarship for participants from developing countries, or customize your sponsorship. Sponsorships include advertising in the conference program and on the web site, and may include complimentary conference registrations, exhibit tables, and additional recognition throughout the event. Please download the Sponsor Kit above for more details.
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Meet the Exhibitors
Exhibitor Registration Kit
Printable Exhibitor Kit: AFHV 2018 invite to Exhibitors and Registration Forms
A dedicated, central location will be provided for exhibitors during designated hours. Conference refreshments will be co-located, and conference registration will be adjacent. Space is limited. Exhibit tables are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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