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Conference Kickoff Events
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Trinity Commons - 11:00-4:00
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Step into Sustainability is a student-run sustainable festival that will be a kickoff event for the This Way to Sustainability Conference.  Step in Sustainability is focused on celebrating and spreading awareness about applying sustainable practices to your everyday life. The core values of this festival are all about being sustainable and reducing waste, which is why Step into Sustainability is taking extra steps to make sure that the festival in itself is as sustainable as possible. Throughout the day, there will be live music performances varying from rock to rap, various dance performances, hands-on games and activities, prizes, and much more!
You'll also be able to pre-register for the conference at this event.

The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) is the premiere association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide. In 2014, California State University, Chico became the first school in the world to establish an IFEA Student Chapter. Together, our goal is to build the largest network of future professionals interested in the event management industry by connecting students with the leading industry professionals and events around the world. 

Continue to visit this web page as planning continues. To contact the organizers of the Trinity Commons Kickoff event or to volunteer, please contact our IFEA Student Organizers via email:

Pre-Conference Community Garden Reception

Cultivating Community North Valley and GRUB Ed
at 2161 Humboldt Road, Chico
at Humboldt Road & El Monte (see map)
4:00-6:00 pm

Cultivating Community North Valley & GRUB Ed invites you to a pre-conference gathering to visit a demonstration of our projects at Humboldt Gardens Wednesday March 23rd from 4-6pm. The presentation includes a cooking demonstration and samples with the Edible Pedal Bike Kitchen, our mobile cooking unit used for on site preparation of garden and farmers market specialty crops. We will showcase the Humboldt Community Garden and offer information on the other 22 community gardens supported by GRUB Ed which attendees are welcome to visit throughout the conference.

For those interested in a group bike ride, we will meet on the street side of the BMU at 3:15 PM for a departure at 3:30 PM to ride out to the gardens.  Pedicabs can also be arranged for transportation.  Otherwise, see map below for getting out there individually.  For questions please contact Lee Altier at 530-636-2525.