Registration Open: Fair Trade Campaigns Conference

Courtney Lang July 24, 2012

When:  Friday – Sunday, October 26 – 28, 2012

Where:  Chicago, IL

Register here for the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference!


Join us for the second Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference this Fall!  The conference will bring together leaders and organizers from Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade Colleges & Universities campaigns at all stages, as well as newcomers to the Fair Trade movement. The goal of this conference is to deepen the local grassroots commitment to Fair Trade around the US and build partnerships locally that help facilitate life-changing benefits for farmers, workers and artisans in Africa, Asia, and Latin America & the Caribbean. This October, Fair Trade enthusiasts from all over the country will come together to share experiences and resources, sharpen leadership skills, and build momentum for Fair Trade.  The program will include keynote speakers, producer spotlights, plenary, breakout and networking sessions.

Stay tuned to the Fair Trade Towns & Fair Trade Colleges & Universities facebook pages for updates on the following:

  • Venue
  • Hotel & accommodations
  • Scholarships to offset cost of travel & accommodations
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Conference Program & Speakers
  • Evening Events

Check out the excitement of last year’s conference captured in this video.

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.