Organic Food
COABC Conference 2012 - Innovations

General Info

The 2012 COABC Conference will be held at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn Hotel & Conference Center at 43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC. It is conveniently located just off Highway 1 at exit 116. For a map Click here. If you require specific transportation arrangements please contact the conference organizers at and we'll be happy to assist you. For more information on this venue visit their website at


The Best Western Rainbow Country Inn is holding rooms for the COABC Conference participants at a rate of $99.00/day (double occupancy) plus tax. To book your reservation please call the hotel at 1-800-665-1030 and ask for the COABC rate.

The Coast Chilliwack Hotel is offering a special rate for conference delegates. Please visit their website at or contact them at 1-800-716-6199 to make a reservation.

Silent Auction

Every year our creative community provides an amazing range of items to be auctioned with includes: clothing, books, art, food, wine, tools, SEEDS, and much, much more. If you would like to donate an auction item, just bring it with you to the conference. Auction items will be on display from 6PM Friday evening until bidding closes at 9pm on Saturday.

Special Needs

If you have dietary, child care or other requirements, please contact the conference organizers at

Trade Show

Trade shows are a great way to showcase your products. We welcome suppliers of approved inputs, seeds, appropriate technology, marketing tools, resource materials and more! Producers, distributors, retailers, processors - please book your Trade Show tables through the conference organizers at

Poster Sessions

We are pleased to, once again, offer free space for poster presentations related to innovative organic production. Contact the conference organizers with your poster idea to book space.

The conference coordinators (a team this year) have been hired.  Peter Leblanc and Andrea Lawseth will work together to create an exciting conference for 2012.  Peter and Andrea are well connected in the food community in the Lower Mainland and have worked together on many projects including the Surrey Urban Farmers Market.  COABC extends a warm welcome them!

For more information regarding the conference please email conference(a) , or call 778-228-FARM (3276).

Conference AV equipment supplied by Vancouver Projector Rentals

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