Request for 2019 Good Food Trade Show Presentation Proposals on POLICY Issues
*This application applies to POLICY-related presentations only at the Trade Show on Friday, March 22.

For General/Non-policy presentations at the Trade Show, applications can be found at www.goodfoodexpo.org/request-for-proposals/.

What is the Good Food Trade Show?
FamilyFarmed's Good Food EXPO is celebrating its 15th anniversary, March 22-23, 2019 at Chicago's UIC Forum! The Good Food Trade Show, a key feature of the EXPO, is scheduled for Friday, March 22, and it addresses, discusses and informs about the wide range of issues affecting the fast-growing Good Food movement. The programming reflects the many growing markets and roles related to Good Food, which FamilyFarmed defines as delicious and healthy food grown as locally as possible using sustainable, humane and fair practices.

The goals of the Good Food EXPO are to connect food buyers with producers and growers; expand local procurement capacity; engage school food professionals; provide a forum to discuss local, statewide and national food policy issues affecting the production, distribution and access to Good Food; educate the public about the importance and impact of Good Food; and so much more.

In addition to the educational tracks, Friday's Good Food Marketplace trade floor features more than 100 local and sustainable farmers, artisanal food producers and distributors. Since its beginning in 2004, this trade show has been the centerpiece of FamilyFarmed's annual big gathering, the nation's oldest and biggest event focused entirely on local and sustainable food. And to conclude the day-long Conference, the Good Food Industry Networking Reception provides an great opportunity to meet and network with business leaders, buyers and producers.

When and Where?
Date is Friday, March 22, 2019.
Location is UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois.
POLICY RFP Details
The Policy Programming Committee seeks applications from organizations, individuals and policy makers to present at the event. Sessions should offer attendees a takeaway in the form of knowledge, networking or actions. Topics should address or demonstrate a policy issue and/or a solution affecting Good Food at any level of policy, from federal to state to local. Highest priority will be given to submissions proposing substantive policy changes that will have measurable impacts on the ground, as well as those that showcase a range of approaches or practices that are applicable locally.

Areas of interest include:
• Policy then (2004) versus now (2019). What has changed? What still needs to change?
• Does the election of Democratic governors in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan provide new opportunities for
Good Food initiatives?
• How do we get food issues on the political agenda for 2020 elections?
• What are the prospects for getting a Good Food-friendly Farm Bill?


Length of sessions is 75 minutes (one hour, 15 minutes), subject to change.

Size of panel is typically no more than four (4) topic experts -- one moderator and three panelists.

Deadline & Notification
Applications are due by Friday, December 7, 2018.

Applicants will be informed by mid-December. Additional information will be requested at that time. The Session Leader, Moderator and Presenters will be given guidelines for participation once the proposal has been accepted and attendance is confirmed. Should there are overlapping proposals on a particular topic, we would appreciate your willingness to collaborate with the other group(s) that submitted similar proposals. We will start to promote the sessions in early January 2019.

All applications and inquiries are welcome. This is a great opportunity to share your work, projects and ideas furthering the development of policy affecting Good Food. Please visit the Good Food EXPO website for updates: www.goodfoodexpo.org.

Questions about submissions can be sent to lisette@familyfarmed.org.

RFP Questions
In order to complete this electronic submission, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

1.Title of Session: Please be creative and descriptive.

2. Session Leader: This is the organizer of the session (you probably) who will keep in touch with Good Food EXPO staff, presenters and moderator and confirm their participation. A session leader can also be moderator. Please provide name, affiliation, email and telephone.

3. Moderator: This is the person who will be responsible for keeping the session on track and who will introduce the presenters. Please provide name, affiliation, email and telephone.

4. List of Presenters: Three is an ideal number. For each presenter, please list below name, affiliation, email and confirmation. A presenter can also be moderator.

5. Short Description (one paragraph) of the Session. Additionally:
• Describe the food policy area your session will address (one paragraph).
• Describe how your session will provide insight and possible action on your policy area (one paragraph).
• Describe the takeaway attendees will gain from the session, i.e. knowledge, networking or action (one paragraph).

Please click below when you are ready to complete the RFP.

Application for POLICY Proposals
*This application applies to 2019 POLICY-related presentations only.
NON-POLICY Applications can be found at www.goodfoodexpo.org/request-for-proposals/.
Title of session: *
Please be creative and descriptive.
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Session leader's name: *
This is the organizer of the session (you probably) who will keep in touch with Conference staff, presenters and moderator and confirm their participation. A session leader can also be moderator.
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Session leader's affiliation: *
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Session leader's email: *
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Session leader's contact phone number: *
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Moderator's name: *
This is the person who will be responsible for keeping the session on track and who will introduce the presenters. A moderator can also be a presenter.
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Moderator's affiliation: *
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Moderator's email: *
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Moderator's contact phone number: *
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List of presenters: *
Three is an ideal number. For each presenter please list below name, affiliation and email.
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Short description of the session: *
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Describe in one paragraph how your session will provide insight and possible action on your policy area: *
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Describe in one paragraph the food policy area your session will address: *
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Describe in one paragraph the takeaway that attendees will gain from the session, i.e. knowledge, networking or action: *
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