Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
15th Annual Forum
When you register, you will be required to make selections for Wednesday site visits and Thursday in-depth sessions. You will also be asked to provide a short bio and a picture for use in the Forum mobile app. Review the Forum program online in advance of registration to prepare.
Registration for the SAFSF Annual Forum is limited to funders only. Funders are defined as organizations using grantmaking or investments as a core strategy to fulfill their mission and who make grants or invest more than $50,000 annually. This includes individual donors, executive and program staff, and members of the board of grantmaking organizations (family foundations, individual donors, corporate foundations, government, community foundations, etc.), as well as representatives of non-profit or for-profit investment enterprises. Development or fundraising staff are not permitted to participate in SAFSF events.
The only exceptions to this rule are for invited speakers and Food System Partners. Those invited to speak at the Forum and member organizations permitted to invite a Food System Partner received emails with detailed registration instructions. If you did not receive that email or have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Forum Website for program details and information about lodging, registration fees, and other frequently asked questions.
Friday, May 5: Early-bird rate expires
Friday, May 26: Cutoff date for booking lodging at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville; use code "SAFSF" if you call to make your reservation. Use this link to book online. (The hotel is very likely to sell out before this date; book your room early.)
Monday, June 12: Registration closes
Monday, June 26: Evening informal networking; optional "Food Chains" movie screening and discussion with director Sanjay Rawal
Tuesday, June 27: Plenaries, concurrent workshops, and no-host or sponsored dinner options
Wednesday, June 28: Full-day site visits, and dinner/reception at the Hotel
Thursday, June 29, Funder-only Day: SAFSF network update, funder-to-funder learning workshops, networking lunch, trip to the Springs (limited), and closing dinner party
FORUM REGISTRATION TYPES
We acknowledge that there are many different types of registration categories for this Forum. We have provided an explanation of each registration type below. Fees for registration vary depending on the type. For more information on registration fees, please visit the Forum website. If you still have questions about how you should register, please contact the Forum team by emailing email@example.com.
SAFSF Member: You must be a current member of SAFSF to choose this registration type. If you applied for membership during the April 2017 application round, you may register for the Forum at the member rate. If you are a funder who is speaking at the Forum and are not an SAFSF member, do not choose this registration type; see information below under Non-Member.
SAFSF Member FS Partner: New in 2017, SAFSF member organization are invited to bring one Food System Partner with them to the Forum. All members were sent a unique registration access code for the registration of their food system partner. You will not be able to register as a Food System Partner without the access code. If you have questions or can't find your access code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Member: Choose this registration type if you are a funder participant at the Forum, but are not a current member of SAFSF. If you are a funder who is speaking at the Forum and are not an SAFSF member, you will receive the member rate by choosing this registration type and then entering the discount code sent to you via email.
Non-Funder Speaker: This registration type is reserved for speakers at the Forum who are not representing a funding organization.
Guest or Child: SAFSF allows participants to bring family members and guests to the Forum. Participation by guests and children in Forum activities is limited to breakfast all three days and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday. This rate does not include lunches or conference sessions. Fees for guest or children vary based on age; please see the SAFSF Forum website for specifics.
This registration type is not for consultants of your funding organization.
Note for Single-Day Funder Registrants: If you are a funder and registering to attend only one day of the Forum, please choose either Member or Non-member (whichever is appropriate for you) to start your registration process. During the registration process, you will be asked which day you are planning to attend and your registration fee will be discounted at that time.
Note for Consultants: Consultants may only attend the Forum on behalf of a funding organization. To register, consultants choose the same registration type as the funder they work for and pay the same registration fees.
We know there are times when plans change and one must cancel their registration. All cancellations must be sent via email to email@example.com and meet the following cancellation deadlines:
If received on or before May 5 – 100% refund less a $150 administration fee.
If received between May 6 and June 12 – 50% refund (no additional administration fee).
If received after June 12 – no refund will be made, but a substitute participant can be designated before June 26.