International Forest Garden / Food Forest Symposium
From 31 May-4 June 2021
now Open Access
We are a carbon-negative organisation – we store more carbon on our land sites than we produce
The symposium will run from Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021, and will be hosted by the ART in partnership with a Professional online events company. It will look and feel like a real physical symposium (not just a collection of zoom calls!)
Presentations will be scheduled so you can watch live if you want to. You will be able to ask questions as the presentation takes place, and for all of the main speakers and many of the others there will be a live Q and A session afterwards. You will also be able to watch presentations on-demand exclusively for delegates for 6 months after the symposium, so if you miss anything you can catch up. You don’t have to spend all 5 days of the symposium on your computer!
If you have a low speed internet connection, the events platform will notice and stream a smaller video file, so you will still be able to participate.
You will be able to view and download documents accompaning the live presentations.
There will be panel discussions / Q and A on particular aspects and topics.
There will an area for poster presentations with details of projects or research which you can browse at any time.
There will be virtual trade stands / exhibitors eg. bookshops, plant nurseries, seed suppliers etc. Delegates are able to have a virtual stand free of charge. For more information see here (non-delegate stand) or here (delegate stand).
There will be other live events including ‘Forest garden question time’ panels to answer questions.
You will be able to browse through the delegate list and make contact with other delegates (if they allow) by text, audio or video – you choose how you wish to be contacted.
Each day there will be a Breakout bar where you can chat with others and see who is around and available to contact.