Meet the Speakers: Fair Trade Campaigns 2020 National Conference

Kylie Nealis October 31, 2019

Innovating for a Just and Sustainable Future

Conversations at Fair Trade Campaigns 2020 National Conference will highlight intersections between sustainability, social justice and Fair Trade, and explore solutions for a just and sustainable future with advocates, brands, nonprofit organizations, and producers themselves.

The program will feature inspiring keynotes, engaging breakout sessions and interactive networking with speakers and fellow attendees. The 2020 National Conference will also feature a Marketplace, where attendees will have an opportunity to learn from companies and organizations in the Fair Trade movement and browse items for sale from Fair Trade vendors.

Join us in Pasadena March 2020

Register by November 22 and Save with Early Bird Pricing!
Early Bird Tickets:
$150 student I $175 general
rates increase after 11/22
Get full details and register here:

Sneak Preview: 2020 National Conference Speakers

We’re excited to announce our initial speaker lineup for #FTConf2020! From student advocates to leaders in campus sustainability, Fair Trade brand representatives and sustainable fashion gurus, check out just a handful of the incredible change-makers joining us in Pasadena next March!
Visit the conference website for full lineup so far and program outline:

On a Campus? Secure Campus Funding to Attend!

The National Conference offers opportunities to expand your skills and grow your network. Secure campus funding to support your attendance and enroll your campus as a Campus Partner!

Any campus that covers registration for three or more students, staff or faculty’s attendance* at the conference will be recognized through:

  • Inclusion on the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference website as an official campus partner
  • Feature in a blog post thanking our campus partners in advance of the conference
  • Feature in a social media post recognizing campus partners’ commitment to providing this opportunity to their students
  • Recognition at the conference via signage and in conference announcements

Special rate for Campus Partner attendees! $125 for students and $175 for faculty and staff.

Find more details on our Campus Partner Program and resources for securing funding here:

Curious what the 2019 National Conference was like?

Watch our 2019 highlights video:

We look forward to seeing you in Pasadena next March! Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks and months and, if you have any questions about the 2020 National Conference, please reach out to us at

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Kylie Nealis, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Kylie brings over 5 years of community organizing and non-profit experience to Fair Trade USA, previously working with Global Exchange and Sierra Club. At Global Exchange she took on a variety of roles including Community Rights Program Associate, Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator, Fair Trade Store Sales Associate and Interim Director of Operations. For the past two years she worked in the Executive Office at Sierra Club providing support to C-level staff and the Board of Directors. Kylie is knowledgeable and passionate about Fair Trade, climate and energy issues, human rights and social and economic justice. Kylie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies and Politics. She also lived in Thailand for 5 years and is conversational in Thai and learning Spanish. In her free time, Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking and traveling.