I'm a little late with this, but tickets are still available! I volunteered for Eat Alberta back in 2011 (the first year) and am happy to be able to volunteer again this year - Their fourth conference! Here's the info:
'Eat Alberta is pleased to announce our fourth hands-on food conference, taking place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). This year’s theme is “Seed the Possibilities”.
Eat Alberta is a non-profit association, managed entirely by volunteers. Our annual, one day, workshop-style conference features a mix of hands-on learning, food tastings, and presentations that focus on local and regional Alberta foods. Participants come together with farmers, chefs, foragers, botanists, and bakers to learn about what is produced in our province, how to prepare it, and what it tastes like.
This year’s conference features fifteen different presenters and fourteen different sessions, many of which are new to Eat Alberta. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about jowl bacon, pumpkin ravioli, cider-making, Alberta cheese tasting, and much more. The full list of sessions can be found on our website.
Our keynote speaker for 2014 is John Schneider, from Gold Forest Grains. He will give his thoughts on how to re-focus our attention on food advocacy and real-life ways to pressure law-makers to improve our food and agriculture systems. He will also offer a glimpse into life on his farm, and how he produces food for his family.
The day will close with three “Seedy Business” discussions – 5-10 minutes presentations on backyard bees, backyard chickens, and raw milk – followed by “Taste of Alberta” tasting boards and a wine down.
Tickets for Eat Alberta are $150 each and include the keynote and lightning talks, four sessions, breakfast, lunch, the “tastes of Alberta”, and the wine down. Registration opens on Tuesday, March 25.
For full event details, session descriptions, presenter bios and more, please visit our website at - http://www.eatalberta.ca'
See you there!