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We are excited to be holding our conference at the beautiful Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, which sits on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Monona Terrace was also the first convention center to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. (View location on map.)

Pre-conference events on Wednesday, November 14, will take place at Angelic Organics Farm, a biodynamic, community supported (CSA) farm. Angelic Organics is also home to both Farmer John Peterson, star of the documentary The Real Dirt on Farmer John, and Angelic Organics Learning Center, a non-profit educational organization that offers educational, creative, and experiential programs to the regional community. (View location on map.)

Madison

Madison, a thriving university town and one of the country's most progressive and livable cities, is surrounded by more community supported agriculture (CSA) and organic farms than almost anywhere else in the U.S. It is also only 1.5 hours to East Troy, Wisconsin, home of the Biodynamic Association's main office; the Zinniker Farm, the oldest continually operating biodynamic farm in the U.S.; Michael Fields Agricultural Institute; and a number of other biodynamic farms. See Getting There for more information on how to get to Madison and local transportation options. For information about the thriving CSA community around Madison, visit the FairShare CSA Coalition. To find out more about cultural and recreational opportunities in the area, visit:

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Food

All meals served at the conference will feature local, organic, and biodynamic foods. Participants may request vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options when registering for the conference. The conference menu is posted below.

Please note that outside food may not be brought into Monona Terrace.

Conference meal plans and individual meals are now sold out. We cannot accept walk-in meal registrations.



Other food options: On Friday and Saturday, the Grandview Cafe at Monona Terrace will be open for coffee and light fare from 7am-2pm. Other nearby restaurants include the Capitol Chophouse and Olive Cafe at the adjacent Hilton Hotel, as well as Graze, Milio's and Marigold Kitchen. Restaurant guides are also available at the Madison information booth at Monona Terrace. If you plan to dine out Saturday evening, we recommend making reservations early due to the University of Wisconsin Badger Football game.

 

Meal Packages

  Early Bird Price Full Price
Full Package $120 $130
    Fri. lunch, snack, dinner    
    Sat. lunch, snack, dinner    
    Sun. lunch    
One-Day Meal Package: Fri. $55 $65
One-Day Meal Package: Sat. $55 $65
One-Day Meal Package: Sun. $20 $25

 

Conference Menu

With Special Thanks to Our Food and Beverage Sponsors

Thursday PM Break

Hummus, Gluten-Free Crackers & Turkey Ridge Organic Orchard Apples, Equal Exchange Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea, Organic Valley Half & Half

 

Friday AM Break

Equal Exchange Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea

Friday Lunch

White Chili (White Bean & Black Earth Meats Organic Ground Turkey); Red Chili (Organic Tomato-Based Veggie & Kidney Beans); Organic Brown Rice and Turtle Creek Garden Biodynamic/Organic Roasted Veggies; Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Chives on table

Gluten-Free Corn Bread, Organic Butter, East Troy Biodynamic Honey

Equal Exchange Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea & Iced Tea, Organic Valley 2% Milk

Friday PM Break

Turkey Ridge Organic Orchard Apples, Wild Flour Organic & Biodynamic Artisan Bread, East Troy Biodynamic Honey, Mini Gluten-Free Granola Bars, Equal Exchange Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea, Organic Valley Half & Half

Friday Dinner

Orchard Salad Organic Baby Greens topped with Turkey Ridge Organic Apple Wedges, Gorgonzola Cheese and Roasted Walnuts, Served with Homemade Fig-Grape Seed Vinaigrette.

Rushing Waters Organic Trout served with sautéed Barefoot Farmer Biodynamic & Organic Kale, Glazed Common Roots Biodynamic & Organic Carrots and Beets with Gluten-Free Quinoa (Veggie option: Portabella)

Wild Flour Organic & Biodynamic Artisan Bread, Organic Butter, Gluten-Free Crackers

Equal Exchange Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea & Iced Tea, Organic Valley 2% Milk

Friday Evening

Cash bar with local craft beer, Izzy soda, wine, NessAlla Kombucha

 
Saturday AM Break

Ambassador Organics Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea

Saturday Lunch

Turtle Creek Gardens' Biodynamic & Organic Cabbage Slaw and 1/2 Grain Salad

Black Earth Meats Organic Sausage and Lentil Bake with Grilled Tomato topped with Organic Parmesan Cheese (Veg Option no Sausage, Veg Option no meat no cheese).

Wild Flour Organic & Biodynamic Artisan Bread, Organic Butter, Gluten-Free Crackers

Ambassador Organics Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea & Iced Tea, Organic Valley 2% Milk         

Saturday PM Break

Turkey Ridge Organic Orchard Apples, Gluten-Free Bramble Bars, Wild Flour Organic & Biodynamic Artisan Bread, East Troy Biodynamic Honey, Ambassador Organics Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea, Organic Valley Half & Half

Saturday Dinner

Turtle Creek Gardens Biodynamic and Organic Spinach Salad & Turtle Creek Beauty Heart Radishes served with a Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Shepard’s Pie (Black Earth Meats Organic Ground Beef), (Veg Option No Meat, Vegan Option No meat and no cheese), Made with Barefoot Farmer Irish Potatoes, Served with EZ Farm’s Brussel Sprouts

Wild Flour Organic & Biodynamic Artisan Bread, Organic Butter, Gluten-Free Crackers

Ambassador Organics Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea & Iced Tea, Organic Valley 2% Milk

Saturday Evening

Theo Fair Trade, Organic Chocolate Tasting

 
Sunday Lunch

Half Barefoot Farmer Biodynamic Organic Acorn Squash stuffed with Wild Rice Blend and Cranberries

Organic Turkey Roulade stuffed with Sage Dressing, Served with Baked Scalloped Turkey Ridge Organic Apple and cranberry sauce

Alterra Coffee Coffee, Light of Day Hot Tea

Child Care

Childcare will be offered on-site for children ages 3 to 10 years by the Madison Waldorf School. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Hours

Friday, November 16: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 17: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

To submit a request for child care, please fill out this Child Care Form.

For more information, please call Nancy Gutknecht at (608) 354-9706 or email ngutknecht@madisonwaldorf.org.

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