When: Nov. 4-8
The rundown: This year, the 15th annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference comes to Oakland from it's home base in Portland. Naturally. The conference promises to bring together over a thousand people from the forefront of building a just, diverse, environmentally sound, and economically sustainable food system. Read: These are good people who give a shit!
Sessions will look at the past and future of the food movement, the Food and Farm Bill, and lots more. Unfortunately, registration ended on Oct. 16, but luckily, there are lots of events that the public can still attend. They look really great, and include film festival, food-specific Art Murmur, and a bunch of free workshops. The price is right! Your Sustainable Future is looking so bright, you might not have to wear shades all the time because of Global Warming. Hey-oh!
Update: Registration for the conference is still open. Advance registration ended Oct. 16, but people can still register on their website.