Conference News: Travel Stipend & Hotel Room Block Information

Courtney Lang September 14, 2012


The wait is finally over! We are eager to announce hotel accommodations and travel stipend information for the upcoming Fair Trade Campaigns Conference taking place in Chicago on October 26 – 28. Space and funds are limited, so if you haven’t registered yet, now is the time!  Follow this link where you’ll find all the details needed for securing your spot at the conference.

Hotel Room Block

The Conference will be hosted at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, conveniently located near the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Due to the limited availability of  rooms on reserve at a discounted rate for the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference, we  encourage you to book soon and look into rooming with other attendees. Thank you for your understanding, and check out the “Room Share” forum if you are in search of a roommate.

* The special conference hotel room rate is automated using the provided URL.

** Mention the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference and receive the special conference hotel room rate.

Travel Stipend Application

Click here for  Travel Stipend Application!

We are pleased to offer limited financial assistance for the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference to allow students, leaders, organizers, and Fair Trade enthusiasts to offset travel and accommodations. It’s easy to apply! Once you have registered online, fill out the Travel Stipend Application and e-mail or fax it to the address provided in the application.

We appreciate your patience as the information on hotel accommodation and travel stipend were being finalized, and we hope to see you there!


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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.