The tentative 2017 Conference schedule is now available for download. Click this link: ECHO International Agriculture Conference Schedule
#1. Integrating Gender and Nutrition into Agricultural Activities (Dr. Austen Moore, Katy Mosiman, and Maria Jones) #2. Conservation Agriculture (Led by Pusto Nyathi and ECHO Staff)
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This year marks the 24th Anniversary of the ECHO International Agriculture Conference held in Fort Myers, FL! We hope that you will make plans to join us for this year’s conference. The event brings together some of the world’s most influential voices dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving lives.
Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an open exchange of information, connecting the people and ideas that can make a real and sustainable difference.
Conference accommodation and meeting rooms for morning and evening sessions will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Bell Tower district of Fort Myers.
We highly recommend that all Delegates stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel due to the conference scheduling and the opportunities for networking with others attending the conference. Those not staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel must make their own arrangements for lodging and transportation, and please note that breakfast will not be included for delegates staying off site.
Please contact the Crowne Plaza Hotel for your arrangements. To receive the discounted rate, use account code: ECH and indicating that you are attending the ECHO Conference. Phone number: 1-239-482-2900. Email: email@example.com.
If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a complimentary Continental Breakfast is included at the Hotel Tuesday - Thursday morning.
Lunch is provided in your conference registration. Lunches are served at ECHO Global Farm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you are attending ECHO's post conference workshop, lunch will be provided that Friday as well.
Evening meals are not provided by ECHO. There are many available options for restaurants within walking distance of the conference hotel.
The closing banquet on Thursday evening is held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom. The banquet cost is included in your conference registration.
Transportation from the RSW (South West Florida International Airport) is provided by the hotel for guests staying at the Crowne Plaza. When you land, please call this number to let the shuttle of your arrival: (239)-482-2900
ECHO does provide transportation to and from ECHO's Global Farm for the afternoon workshops for those who do not have a personal vehicle. Please indicate on your registration form if you have a vehicle and would be willing to provide rides for other conference attendees.