Cultivating Connections 2017

Alberta Food Matters & 

FLEdGE – Food Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged


Cultivating Connections (CC 2017), Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum - A Huge Success!


With over 88 presenters (84 from AB!) and 342 people taking advantage of the Forum in some way and 250 people
attending the entire Forum from Friday to Sunday, the opportunity for learning, sharing and planning for the
future of our AB Regional food system was Amazing! 

Forum Updates:

  • To see the CC 2017 speakers notes and resources please click here.  
  • The CC 2017 Evaluation results will be shared by March 15, 2017.  
  • A very brief summary of the CC 2017 proceedings is available HERE. 


Thank you to the City of Edmonton, The Edmonton Food Council and NAIT for helping host such a great event.

Thanks as well to Wayne Roberts our special keynote guest, and to the many of our own Albertans who gave their time, money and energy to share their knowledge and experience. 

Thanks to all our sponsors.  Without you it would not have been possible. 


Finally a big thanks to the CC 2017 Advisory Committee, the CC 2017 Action Committee, Annand Ollivierre and Marci Scharle for their facilitation of the Cultivating Conversation Space, and to the many students and other volunteers who were the back bone of the Forum along with our own dependable and competent CC 2017 Coordinator Lisa Martin-Nadeau! 

Thanks everyone for making the Cultivating Connections 2017 such a huge success!    


Forum organizers and Co-Chairs:  

Susan Roberts - Alberta Food Matters - susan.cbr(at) - 780-445 4788

Dr. Mary Beckie - FLEdGE - mbeckie(at) - 780-492-5153