A Sampling of Recent Public Speaking Engagements and Topics for Anthony Flaccavento:
January, 2016 - Great Plains Growers Conference, St Joseph, Missouri,"Connecting the Dots: From Expanded Consumer Interest to Public Policy and Support for Sustainable Agriculture"
November, 2015 - West Virginia Foodshed Conference, Lewisburg, WV, "It's About More than Growing Food: Developing the Culture and Public Policy Needed to Build a Healthy Food System"
October, 2015 - Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, Presentation to US Senators and their staff about genetic engineering, GMO foods and labeling
September, 2015 - Appalachian Food Summit, Abingdon, VA, "Reviving Our Food, Farms and Economy from the Bottom Up"
September, 2015 - Creative Economy Conference, Abingdon, "Developing a Local Currency to Strengthen Local Economies" with guest speaker, Alice Maggio of the Schumacher Center
January, 2015 - Local First Arizona Food and Finance Forum, "Where We've Been, Where We're Going: Twenty Years into the Local Food and Sustainable Farming Movement"
April, 2014 - Northern Neck Development Conference, "Building a Regional Economy from Your Natural Assets"
January, 2014 - Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual Conference, "What's Love Got to do with it? Channeling Passion for Local Foods into a Movement for Community, Economic and National Renewal"
August, 2013 - Salem Rotary Club, "Building Healthy Communities and Economies from the Bottom Up"
March, 2013 - Duke Endowment Summit, "Moving Your Campus and Community Toward Sustainability"
February, 2013 - Furman University, "Getting Your Hands Dirty: Building a Better World from the Garden to the Capitol"
August, 2011 - Keynote presentation, Southeast Sustainable Agriculture Education Association annual conference, Lexington, KY, "Education as if the World Matters: Idealism, pragmatism and the Next Generation of Educators and Advocates"
June, 2011 - Presentation, annual conference of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Bellingham, WA, "Communicating Complexity: Down-to-earth Messaging in a Sound-byte World"