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Farm to School BC Conference 2023

Planting the Seed:
Harvesting Connections, Ideas and Community

To learn more:

Thursday, May 18th – Friday, May 19th

2nd floor of the Nest, Located at the University of British Columbia

6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Early Bird Registration ends March 15th!! Act now to save up to $50 off your conference registration!


This event marks Farm to School BC’s first ever conference which will convene a diverse group of food champions who are working to bring more healthy, local, and sustainable foods to the minds and plates of students in K-12 schools across BC. Together, let’s harvest connections, ideas, and community this spring!

Goals: To celebrate the impact of both budding and established school food initiatives, listen to diverse f2s champions’ experiences and perspectives around school food, and generate a revitalized sense of connectedness and empowerment in our community.

Theme: Planting the seed: Harvesting Connections, Ideas and Community


Registration Price

Fee Types* Early Bird (until March 15) Regular
2 Day 1 Day 2 Day 1 Day
Attendee $300.00 $150.00 $350.00 $175.00
Student/Senior** $200.00 $125.00 $250.00 $150.00

*Plus 5% GST

**Students include anyone enrolled in secondary or post-secondary education. Seniors include anyone over the age of 65


Field Trips

Farm to School BC will be hosting 3 individual field trips on Wednesday May 17th, 2023 as part of our goal to highlight and celebrate the work of local food organizations. These field trips will showcase outstanding initiatives across greater Vancouver and Squamish areas and will provide a fantastic opportunity for hands-on learning and engagement. These field trips are an optional add-on to the conference and registration is based on a first come, first-serve basis.

Each fieldtrip will cost $75/person plus GST and will include multiple location visits, a lunch, and transportation via chartered school buses in the ticket cost. Each fieldtrip will take between 5-7 hours to complete, with buses leaving in the morning between 8:00-10:00 am from within the Metro Vancouver Area, and returning to the same location for drop off that afternoon between 3:00-5:00 pm. Exact details on timing and locations will be released by early March.

Each field trip requires a minimum number of attendees. In the event that a trip does not meet the minimum requirement, it will be cancelled. Registrants of a cancelled trip will be notified by May 10, 2023 and given the option to receive a refund or to attend their second choice trip. Please register early to avoid disappointment!

To find out more about what’s offered on each field trip, visit


Social Event

We welcome conference attendees to join us for a post-conference networking and social event taking place on Thursday May 18th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Gallery, located on the 4th floor of the Nest.

This will be a casual gathering amongst conference delegates to network and relax with complimentary appetizers and cash-bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Tickets are $15 plus GST.  There are a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first-serve basis.



Planting the seed: Harvesting Connections, Ideas and Community

F2SBC Conference 2023
As part of the conference, we would like to encourage sharing and networking among the delegates who have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We envision some quick sessions in which attendees of the conference have the opportunity to see what others are doing at their schools or in their communities. Please indicate below if you would you be interested in participating in a short storytelling/sharing presentation (5-10 minutes)? We will provide a template to create a small presentation and facilitate your session.
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