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The 33rd National Pesticide Forum

Agricultural Justice, Age of Organics, and Alligators
Protecting health, biodiversity, and ecosystems

Orlando, FL
April 17-18, 2015

Schedule of Events

This is a preliminary list only, schedule is subject to change.

Friday, April 17

  • 1:00-4:00pm - Lake Apopka Toxic Tour (Must RSVP!)
  • 5:00pm - Registration begins
  • 5:30-6:30pm - Pesticides 101: Caroline Cox, Evaggelos Vallianatos
  • 6:30-7:30pm - Reception and Welcome
  • 7:30-9:00pm - Keynote Panel: Protecting Workers Health and the Environment: From Field to Table
    • Sylvia Wu
    • Marty Mesh
    • Sonia Faruqi
    • Hari Pulapaka, PhD

Saturday, April 18

  • 8:00-8:30am - Breakfast/Registration
  • 8:30-9:00am - Welcome
  • 9:00-9:45am: Keynote: Louis Guillette, PhD
  • 9:45-11:00am: State of the Science and Law Panel:
    • Elizabeth Guillette, PhD
    • Joan Flocks, JD
    • Geoffrey Calvert, MD
  • 11:15am-12:45pm - Workshop Block 1 (see below)
  • 12:45pm-2:30pm - Lunch and Keynotes
    • 12:45-1:20pm: Lunch Served
    • 1:30-2:00pm: Panel: Agricultural Justice Labeling
    • 2:00-2:30pm: Benny McLean
  • 2:45-4:15pm - Organic Management Approaches and Cutting Edge Alternatives
  • 4:30-6:00pm - Workshop Block 2 (see below)
  • 6:00-7:30pm - Dinner
  • 7:30-10:30 - Reception and Keynote: Tyrone Hayes, PhD

Workshop Block 1 (tentative)

  • Pesticides and Health Issues
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Water Quality
  • Local and Institutional Policies
  • Recent Developments in Food and Agricultural Law

Workshop Block 2 (tentative)

  • Farmworker Leadership and Participation
  • Organic: Successes and Challenges
  • Land Management Practices
  • Mosquitoes and Unwanted Species


Videos from the 32nd National Pesticide Forum last year in Portland, OR are available to watch on our YouTube Channel.

THANK YOU! The generosity of our sponsors helps make conferences a great event year after year. The sponsors listed below contributed to the 32nd National Pesticide Forum scholarship fund, making it possible for people from around the country to participate in one of the most important grassroots pesticide meetings of the year. Learn more about becoming a sponsor. Click on the logos for more information.