PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS Proposals are due by Monday, January 9, 2017
All proposals must be submitted by a funder using the online form. Please read the information on our website before submitting a proposal and become familiar with the Forum theme. www.safsf.org/2017forum
There are some significant changes to the workshop options for the 2017 Forum. We strongly encourage you to download and read the workshop prep document, which provides an overview of the process, the changes, and detailed information on what questions will be asked in the online form.
Join us on November 15, 2017, 10-11 am PT.
We’re hosting a conference call to discuss workshop options and expectations. Bridget will provide an overview of the changes that will be made in 2017 and answer questions.
You must fill out the online workshop form to submit your proposal. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your form, which will include a copy of your proposal.
Keep in mind that we are looking for ideas, not necessarily fully developed workshops. If you need help with speakers, say so in your submission; if connections to people in other parts of the country would make a more balanced proposal, write that down. You will have time to more fully develop your workshop after the New Year.
Florida is a cultural,economic, and trade gateway to and from the United States. It is home to fertile foodsheds, a mosaic of cultures, and more than eighty distinct ecosystems shaped by human-environmental interactions. A place where the further north you go the more culturally southern it becomes, Florida has for hundreds of years reflected and been shaped by its neighbors in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
The 15th Annual SAFSF Forum in Gainesville, Florida will draw inspiration from the surrounding region, which has extensive cattle ranching,forestry, and aquaculture; the University of Florida—a land-grant university; and the largest convergence of first-magnitude freshwater springs in the world. Here, and like many places, issues critical to the world’s health and vitality flow together, creating clashes and synergies with the potential to impact our collective futures. The Forum will explore what it means to listen to and learn from the source, highlighting themes relevant to us all: gender, justice,immigration, and equity;agriculture,fisheries, and forestry;international,indigenous, and rural voices; water and climate change;land use and development; and more. Stories and lived experiences from community stakeholders, coupled with contextual data and analysis, will challenge, support, and equip us in our work as catalysts for transformation. Join us in Gainesville—“where nature and culture meet.”