January 11&12 – Birmingham, Alabama – training for Alabama food policy council (1/11) and Birmingham-Jefferson County Food Policy Council. For more information contact Jennifer Ropa at bhamfoodsecurity@gmail.com.

January 21 – Santa Fe, New Mexico – 12:30 PM – Il Piatto Restaurant, 95 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM – Slow Food Santa Fe Luncheon and book talk.

January 31 – February 2 – Louisville, Kentucky – Presentation to the Louisville Food Policy Forum – 3:30 PM on 1/31. For more information contact Josh Jennings at joshua.jennings@louisvilleky.gov. Public lecture at the University of Louisville – 6:00 PM. For more information contact Dr. Lisa Markowitz at lisam@louisville.edu.

February 7&8 – Seattle, Washington – 7:00 PM – 2/8: Third Place Books (Ravenna location; www.ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com/contact.html). Book talk by Mark Winne. For more information contact Rita Weinstein at metermaid@q.com. 2/7 Sunset Hill Community Association – 5:30 PM – 3003 NW 66th St., Seattle. For more information see www.sunsethillcommunity.com. Sponsored by Sustainable Ballard www.sustainableballard.org.

February 16 – 18 – Dallas and Mesquite, Texas – Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Annual Conference at the Mesquite Conference Center in Mesquite, TX. Food Policy Council workshop on 2/17, 8:30 to 11:30 AM; Dinner keynote address on 2/18 at 6:00 PM. For more information contact Lee McKay at info@tofga.org. February 16 – 7:00 Pm – First Unitarian Church of Dallas – 4015 Normandy, Dallas. Book talk and lecture by Mark Winne. For more information contact Charles McMullen at (214) 884-1221 or Susie Marshall at susie@gleantexas.org.

February 23 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – 7:00 PM at Bookworks on Rio Grande Ave. Talk by Mark Winne. For more information contact Bookworks.

March 2 – Washington, DC – presentation to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Board of Directors. For more information contact Maggie Biscarr at MBiscarr@aarp.org.

March 20 – Omaha, Nebraska – training for Douglas County Food Policy Council. For more information contact Amy Yaroch at ayaroch@centerfornutrition.org.

March 13 & 14 – San Diego, CA – The Association of American Indian Physicians Annual Conference – Plenary talk and workshop by Mark Winne. For more information contact Noelle Kleszynski at nkleszynski@aaip.org.

March 22 – 24 – Lexington, Kentucky – Bluegrass Local Food Summit – Keynote address on March 22; food policy workshop on March 23. For more information contact Jim Embry at embryjim@gmail.com.

March – 28- 30 – Melbourne, Australia – Several appearances on behalf of hunger and policy organizations. For more information contact Laurie Staub at staublaurie12@hotmail.com.

April 24-25 – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network 2012 Annual Conference. Keynote address at dinner on April 24; food policy workshop on April 25. For more information contact Rose Pallotta-Cleland at rcleland@phmc.org.

April 26 – Columbus, Ohio – Food policy council training and campus/community lecture – Sponsored by Ohio State University. For more information contact Nick Benson at benson.229@osu.edu.

May 8 – Washington, DC – National Healthy Food Financing Initiative Convening – Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health – 700 Second St. NE, Washington, DC – Mark Winne presents as part of a panel on community engagement and food access. For more information contact  Allison Hagey at allison@policylink.org.

May 9 – New Orleans, LA – Presentation at NeighborWorks Conference. For more information contact Michael Brown at mjbrown246@gmail.com.

May 10 & 11 – San Antonio, Texas – various appearances and keynote address for regional food summit. For more information contact Leslie Provence at lprovence@sbcglobal.net.

May 22 – 24 – Asheville, NC – Kellogg Food and Community Conference.

June 5 & 6 – Camden, New Jersey – training with City of Camden Food Security Advisory Board and presenting at a fundraiser for the Camden’s Children Garden. For more information contact Michael Devlin at mdevlin@camdenchildrensgarden.org.

June 19 & 20 – Macon, Georgia – presentation to the Central GA Food Policy Council Regional Meeting on June 19. Presentation to the Georgia Food Policy Council on June 20. Both events at the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel. For more information contact Debra Kibbe at dkibbe@gsu.edu.