“Growing Together”, hand-in- hand, we can make change happen locally, regionally, and nationally. As this bountiful crop of local food advocates, producers, farmers, and farmers market leaders join in many fresh and fertile ways, we’ll be sowing seeds of innovation, planting new ideas, germinating possibilities, and nurturing fields of potential. The fruit of our success will be our collective voice, as we share, learn, and work together to bring about new, healthy, and sustainable food systems. Individually, your new-found knowledge and skills will not only benefit your market or business but your hometown community, as it improves the quality of life for all connected.
The ILFMA full-day conference will be packed with informative and inspiring speakers, 4 diverse educational tracks (Market Managers, Market Vendors, SNAP, and Presentations) targeted break-out sessions at all experience levels, networking opportunities, a fabulous winter market, locally sourced food prepared by the talented chefs at Kendall College, and a few surprises.
The 2017 Illinois Farmers Market Association Annual Statewide Conference will be hosted at Kendall College – 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, Illinois. Your full registration includes all educational sessions, keynotes, continental breakfast, locally sourced lunch, vendor fair, winter market, complimentary parking, free WI-FI, and networking opportunities.
Thank you to our conference sponsor, Groupon.
DATE: March 29, 2017
TIME: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Kendall College – 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, Illinois
ILFMA Members: $125.00 Non-Members: $149.00
2017 ILFMA Conference Hotel
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel is an upper upscale lifestyle hotel in downtown Chicago's energetic River North neighborhood. The 16-story, boutique hotel boasts chic accommodations, a boutique spa, dining and more. Every element has been designed to engage, delight and surprise you.
Room Rates: $119.00 + taxes - Standard Kings and/or Doubles*
Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Fitness Center, Mini Fridge, and Keurig Coffee Maker
Parking: We suggest using Spothero Parking. The garage at 681 N. LaSalle Street is just 1 minute from The Godfrey Hotel at $30.00 per day.