Interested in attending the SISA conference? Check out the website, which contains a full schedule and information about – last minute! — student registration: http://www.lawrence.edu/sorg/slug/conferenceinfo.htm.
Here is an overview of the big events framing a weekend of presentations, discussions, and workshops.
Saturday, April 2:
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. : Keynote Speaker: Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc. — Esch Studio, WCC
Will Allen is the co-founder and C.E.O. of Growing Power, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to the development of healthy, sustainable “community food systems.” Based in Milwaukee, Growing Power is an international leader in urban farming. Allen was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008, and in 2010 was included in the “***TIME*** 100 World’s Most Influential People.”
***The Greenhorns*** is an award-winning documentary film about young farmers in the United States — created by the nonprofit organization of the same name, which is dedicated to bringing about agricultural reform and recruiting a new generation of farmers.
9:00pm – 1:00 a.m. : MUSIC! — Esch Studio, WCC
Featuring Grandkids, a four-piece “humblecore” group from Urbana, Ill. With The Dirtbags, Silk Stocking Sisters and, of course, Love Constellation and the Stars