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Our 2016 Conference Got Everyone Talking!

Pesticides, People, Pollinators, and the Planet

Safer, Healthier Practices and Policies

Bee Social Hour: Friday, April 15, 2016, 5 - 7 pm
Conference: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8 am - 5 pm

including a keynote address, 6 panels, & 4 workshops


Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and awesome volunteers, 

national and regional experts gathered for the first-ever conference in the Rogue Valley 
on the important topic of pesticides, people, pollinators, and the planet!






























This groundbreaking event brought together members of the community for a day of insightful and educational experiences that supported and encouraged environmental justice and advocacy.

The conference included two fun and informative events.  We hope to see you at future events!

~~~~~~~Bee Social Hour Fundraiser~~~~~~~

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 5 pm to 7 pm, $20 (21 and over)
WHERE: Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library (Meese Room)
With special guest Phyllis Stiles, Executive Director and founder of Bee City USA, we will share our vision for creating a Pollinator Buzzway throughout our Valley & beyond. Bee City USA is a national nonprofit based in North Carolina.


~~~Pesticides, People, Pollinators, and the Planet: Safer, Healthier Practices and Policies Conference~~~

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 8 am to 5 pm, $10 (students free with valid ID)
WHERE: University's Stevenson Union (Rogue River Room)
We will kick off the day with a keynote address delivered by Kim Leval, Executive Director of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides. The day-long conference includes six panels, interactive workshops, and a networking lunch.


Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Click here for a map of the Southern Oregon University Campus
Click here for a map that shows locations of Lot 36 (Saturday) and Lot 27 (Friday).

We are grateful to our sponsors:  

SOU's Bee Campus USA, ECOS, EcoSolutions, Cascade Girl Organization,
Ashland Emergency Food Bank, College of the Melissae, Beyond Toxics, 
and the Rogue Valley’s three Bee City USAs: Talent, Ashland, & Phoenix

Saturday's Conference

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8 am - 5 pm


chock-full of activities, beginning with a keynote address by

Kim Leval, the Executive Director of 
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

The conference included six panels, lunch, and four workshops.

BYOB - Bring your own Bag lunch

Cost: $10; free to students with valid ID

Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union



“Bee Social Hour" 

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5 - 7 pm

This fundraiser supports the Conference and
our Pollinator Buzzway initiative.

Attendees had the chance to meet Phyllis Stiles, the Queen Bee herself!

Stiles is the visionary leader and founder of Bee City USA,

a national nonprofit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Cost: $20; 21 and over


Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library, Meese Room and Terrace

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