2021 Michigan Good Food Gathering

Join us as we wrap up the Michigan Good Food Charter update process and plan for the future of good food in Michigan!

The event will take place on October 13-15 on a virtual platform with live workshops and networking space. 

This interactive agenda will bring together food systems advocates and practitioners to:

  • Preview components of the updated Michigan Good Food Charter
  • Share feedback and big ideas for Michigan's good food future
  • Plan for collaboration and next steps

2021 Virtual Gathering Participant Benefits

All registered participants will be given access to join the virtual platform, Connect Space, where you will find live events, recordings, virtual materials, discussion spaces, and more! 

  • Live Event Access: All registered participants will be given access to join all live events. Recordings will be made available if you cannot attend live. You can choose which events you would like to attend!
  • Session Recordings and Digital Resource Materials
  • Accessibility: We will provide auto-generated closed captioning during our webinars and with the recordings. Longer sessions will have built-in breaks. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions and use the registration process to indicate if you have accommodations requests.
  • Networking Opportunities: Our virtual platform allows for networking and connection. All events during the gathering are intended to provide interactivity and networking within and across sectors and areas of interest!

Scholarships & Flexible Registration

We do not want the cost of registration to limit your participation in this event. Scholarships and flexible registration rates are intended to support attendees who would not otherwise be able to take part in this event. We leave it up to our participants to decide what they are able to afford and we will not ask you to validate your decision.

  • Flexible Registration Rates: We are offering a second lower rate for paid registrations. The rates are listed below! Choose Flexible rate as your registration type.
  • Scholarship Application: Any Michigan resident may apply. Scholarship recipients get the same access as all other registrants. Choose Scholarship as your registration type.

See below for information on all registration processes.

For paid registrations: You may cancel your registration and receive a refund, less a $5 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing by Oct. 8, 2021. You must notify Rachel Kelly at kellyra2@msu.edu in order to receive your refund. Please note, cancellations received after October 8 will not be refunded and scholarship sponsorships cannot be cancelled or refunded.

Attendee Registration

We have three registration levels - Full Price, Flexible Price, and Scholarship

  • Early Bird registration runs until 9/24/2021 (Full Price: $15; Flexible Price: $10)
  • Regular registration runs through 10/10/2021 (Full Price $20; Flexible Price: $15)
  • Scholarship runs through 10/10/2021 ($0.00; you will be notified of your acceptance via email)

Scholarships
Any Michigan resident may apply. Scholarship recipients get the same access as all other registrants.

Notes
For those paying through an MSU account, please select the applicable option on the payment screen and enter your MSU account and sub-account number as instructed.

All registered participants will be given access to join the virtual platform, Connect Space, where you will find live events, recordings, virtual materials, discussion spaces, a virtual tote bag and more! 

Facilitators, Sponsors, & Other Guests:

Conference Management will provide a code for you to register through the attendee registration button below.

Group Registration

Please contact Rachel Kelly if you would like to register as a group. She will provide you with special instructions. This includes groups that need a scholarship.

Attendee registration for The 2021 Michigan Good Food Charter Gathering is open.

Attendee registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 10, 2021.

Sponsorship and Virtual Exhibitor Registration

Sponsorship registration for The 2021 Michigan Good Food Charter Gathering is open.

Sponsorship registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 10, 2021.

Group Registration

Please contact Rachel Kelly if you would like to register as a group. She will provide you with special instructions. This includes groups that need a scholarship.

Registration for 2021 Good Food Charter Gathering is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 10, 2021.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For questions on registration, sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising, please contact Rachel Kelly at kellyra2@msu.edu.