Come for the education, stay for the fun!

Even when school is not in session the conference is packed with special events that are guaranteed to entertain. From live music, a seed swap, a veggie tasting, and networking opportunities to the lively and comedic Great Debates, there is no room for boredom at Organicology.

And don't forget about the food! Learn more about what was served in 2017 here.

S P E C I A L   E V E N T S


Seed Swap

The tradition and art of saving seed lives on during our Seed Swap. The magic and genetic diversity of organic seed is waiting for you to discover and take home! Learn the fundamental principles of seed saving while communing with others. Delicious appetizers and beverages will be served during the event.

How it Works

Bring seeds to share, but neither seeds nor experience are required to join! Come mingle with and field your questions to seed experts, breeders and cultivators within the organic seed community. Friday registrants are invited to come early and join us for this very special event!

Friday Night Entertainment: Karaoke From Hell!

Karaoke from Hell is a Portland-based live karaoke band. They play, you sing! Their song selection is very diverse, with hundreds of songs to choose from. So dust of your singing shoes and get ready to get down! You can check out the song-list on their website.


Varietal Tasting

Taste, critique and sample the unique and successful varieties of winter veggies during the ultimate organic taste test. Discover the wonder of fair-weather produce, and relish samplings of wines, beers and spirits.

If you're interested in the connection between seed, produce and the genetic traits that make each variety unique, you won't want to miss this event. Mingle with growers, breeders, chefs and epicurean voyers who will take their palate on an adventure of culinary delight!


Film Screening: Evolution of ORganic

Galleria South – Friday, January 15th – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new saga of social change, EVOLUTION of ORGANIC. It’s the story of the organic agriculture movement, told by those who built it. Everybody loves the film. It’s funny and engaging as well as informative and illuminating. It’s a collective portrait, full of great stories and strong characters. We captured the arc of organic, from its alternative origins to mainstream triumph. Not just a history, the film explores the next generation expanding organic and carbon farming as a solution to climate change.

the great debates

It can be raunchy, chockful of inappropriate and often politically incorrect absurdity, but you’ll be in fits of laughter once you experience this lively group of characters pit their organic knowledge against each other. Keep children and those without a sense of humor out of this auditorium, because this arena of wild rumpus shenanigans will have you aching with side-splitting, off color jokes and performances! 

What will the crazy, fun characters dream up this year? Stay with us Saturday evening to find out. 



2019 Organic Agriculture Research Forum

Saturday February 16th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Social time-smile!


At Organicology, it's all about making connections and reuniting with old friends, which is why we have social time! The photobooth will return during the conference for all those not-so-candid pics! And as always, after school there are various hot spots throughout the hotel where you can grab a beverage, make conversation and enjoy the art of social spontaneity. Locations and happenings will be updated on our website and in the final program. 

Connect with us during the show using #organicology and @organicologists

Browse through some of special event highlights from our 2019 conference.