Thank you for participating in Advancing Sustainable Communities. We hope this meeting gave you the opportunity to discuss pesticide issues of importance to you. It is our goal to work toward developing policies and practices that will protect the environment and human health. Please help in evaluating this year's Forum by completing this form, keeping the above-mentioned goals in mind.

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* 1. Evaluation of Forum Logistics

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Registration
Food/Drink
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Transportation

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* 2. Evaluation of Keynotes, Workshops and Plenary Sessions: While commenting on the different sessions, please keep the following points in mind: the usefulness of the information - was it current or new to you; the quality and organization of the presentation; what were the most (and least) useful aspects of each talk, etc.

Friday, April 11, 2014: Afternoon Tour and Opening

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Organic Farm and Garden Tour
Pesticides 101 (Caroline Cox, Evaggelos Vallianatos)

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* 3. Friday, April 11, 2014: Keynote and Panel

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The Rise of Systemic Insecticides (Pierre Mineau, PhD)
Protecting Pollinators Panel (Rep. Jeff Reardon, Mace Vaughan)

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* 4. Saturday, April 12, 2014: Morning Keynotes

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Health, Environmental, and Legal Challenges for a Sustainable Future (George Kimbrell)
Protecting Children from Pesticide Exposure (James Roberts, MD, MPH)
Agricultural Health Study, Pesticides, and Cancer (Stella Koutros, PhD)
Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Endocrine Disruptors on Reproduction and Disease (Michael Skinner, PhD)

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* 5. Saturday, April 12, 2014: Workshop Block I

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Pesticides and Health: An In-Depth Discussion (James Roberts, MD, MPH, Stella Koutros, PhD, Michael Skinner, PhD, Warren Porter PhD Routt Reigart, MD)
Genetic Engineering and the Future of Organic Agriculture(Ivan Maluski, Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador,George Kimbrell, Paula Dinerstein, Jay Feldman)
Pollinator Protection (Pierre Mineau, PhD, Mace Vaughan, Jen Hornaday, Paul Towers)
Organic Land Management: Practical Tools and Techniques (Chip Osborne, Colleen Lockovitch, Mulysa Melco, Lani Malmberg)

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* 6. Saturday, April 12, 2014: Afternoon Plenaries

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Lunch Keynote: Social Justice Labeling from Food to Table (Michael Sligh)
Lunch Keynote: Rethinking Invasive Species (Boyce Thorne Miller)
Lunch Keynote: Ecological Land Management with Goats (Lani Malmberg)
Organic Land Management and Cutting Edge Alternative Panel:
-Jon Wild
-Jade Florence, PhD
-Colleen Lockovitch
-Chip Osborne
-Kevin Finney
-Rella Abernathy, PhD

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* 7. Saturday, April 12, 2014: Workshop Block II

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Passing Policies to Protect Communities (Rella Abernathy, PhD, Kevin Finney, Jon Wild, Megan Dunn, Matt Wallach, Robina Suwol)
Social Justice in Sustainable Agriculture (Nelson Carrasquillo, Ramon Ramirez, Michael Sligh, Caroline Cox)
Protecting the Watershed (Celeste Mazzacano, PhD, Lisa Arkin, Boyce Thorne Miller, Mary McAllister, Lynn Youngbar)
Pesticide Litigation: Threats to Justice (Pete Sorenson, Christopher Funk,Rosemary Bilchak, Aimee Simpson)

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* 8. Saturday, April 12, 2014: Evening Keynote and Panel

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Keynote: Cultivating an Ecological Conscience (Fred Kirschenmann)
Ecological Conscience Panel:
-Ivan Maluski
-Kim Leval
-Pete Sorenson

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* 9. To help us plan for future conferences, please provide your feedback on the Forum in general.

This is a conference that should be held:

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* 10. Would you like to see the conference extended an extra day?

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* 11. What days of the week and times would you be mostly likely or able to come to the conference?

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Thursday Daytime
Thursday Evening
Friday Daytime
Friday Evening
Saturday Daytime
Saturday Evening
Sunday Daytime
Sunday Evening

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* 12. I would travel out of state to attend this conference in the future:

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* 13. In terms of conference focus, the central theme:

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* 14. How did you hear about this conference?

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* 15. In an effort to more fully evaluate Beyond Pesticides programs, services and activities, please provide your comments on the following publications and services of Beyond Pesticides.

Do you regularly read or use our website, Facebook or Twitter pages or any of the following publications: Pesticides and You, Daily News Blog, and/or School Pesticide Monitor?

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