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Organic Confluences Summit

Evaluating and Advancing Knowledge Transfer in Organic

Monday, May 21 – Tuesday, May 22, 2018
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Patriots Plaza III Conference Center


The Organic Confluences Summit brings together farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers to address large-scale challenges that the organic sector is facing. This day and a half conference, organized by The Organic Center, will be held in conjunction with Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

Organic farming is fundamentally different from conventional farming. In the past, this has constrained the traditional extension system from successfully communicating with organic farmers. While we know that lack of information is a major barrier to success for organic and transitioning farmers, we don’t yet understand the extent to which current information delivery systems support organic farmers.

Organic farming is evolving at a rapid pace. As farms become more diverse and organic-focused research becomes more abundant, it is imperative that farmers have access to educational materials and technical expertise.

Please join us. This conference will bring together diverse organic stakeholders to assess the state of extension and education for organic and transitioning farmers, explore current innovations in information dissemination, and address barriers that constrain knowledge transfer within the organic sector.


Make the most of your time in Washington, D.C.!


Organic Confluences Summit is a day and a half conference organized by The Organic Center. It is held in conjunction with Organic Week in Washington, D.C which includes the Organic Trade Association’s Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days, a Capitol Hill Reception, and more.

Don’t miss a minute of this exciting policy-shaping week in Washington D.C. You can register for both conferences at once when you choose the Organic Week Package.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.


2017 Organic Confluences: Making Research Count

View presentations from Day 1 of the 2017 summit >>

View presentations from Day 2 of the 2017 summit >>

View complete 2017 program >>

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2016 Organic Confluences: A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practice

View presentations from the 2016 summit >>

View complete 2016 program >>

View photos from the 2016 summit >>