The Food in the Capital Committee has decided to change the structure of event from one, two days event to a program of three, one day events over twelve months, in light of the COVID-19 situation. Each event will be a unique deep dive into urban and regional sustainable food production. It will include all the original program content but with more time overall to explore all aspects.  It will be a combination of online and face to face presentations* (>100 people under current ACT restrictions) and for those attending in person it will now include a variety of food tours in the afternoon, with additional talks and mini-forum options.


Food in the Capital is the first of its kind sustainable food event for Canberra and the surrounding region. 

This three day program running over the next 12 months will feature over 95 speakers from around the globe. They will discuss the latest innovations in rural and urban farming, together with practical solutions to food production, transport and sales. The event will initiate the building of a unique city region agrifood initiative.


Three themes will be explored throughout the conference.





All tickets will be refunded in the case of the cancellation of the conference.




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If you are a follower or existing registrant for the Conference you will be aware that the two day event was delayed until November this year.  Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the pandemic second wave, our Committee has made the prudent call of changing the structure of the event from two consecutive days to three separate days separated by a period of six months (commencing on 17 November 2020). This will reduce the impact of any forced delay to a single day – which you can then resume later when the next day is scheduled.  All sessions will be recorded exclusively for paid registrants.

As well as bonus extra day for full registrants, it reduces the physical presence of attendees to a maximum of 100 on any one day which is the maximum permitted in the ACT for an event of this kind.  Each day will be a mix of online and face to face delivery respecting all COVID safe procedures. You can follow the event online or attend in person (on a first come first serve basis). Physical attendees will then participate in a sustainable food tour (see Food Tour new TAB).

Get a flavour of the content by watching our Webbites of the major speakers and panelists.

The three days do not repeat but are complete in themselves.  However they are a trilogy and will recap and build on some of the themes covered previously and expand on new ones. We strongly encourage you to attend all three to gain the greatest insights and networking opportunities.

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