We are delighted to welcome researchers, community partners, and students from around the world to the 2017 FLEdGE Meeting. This meeting will take place at the Balsillie School for International Affairs in Waterloo, ON, September 7–9th, 2017 and will include three days of engaged discussion about FLEdGE sustainable food systems research. FLEdGE partners will share information about their ongoing work, identify comparative research opportunities, discuss successes and challenges, and workshop collaborative projects.

This SSHRC and Wilfrid Laurier University funded event marks the mid-point of the FLEdGE Partnership Grant.

The first two days of #FLEdGE2017 will consist of presentations and discussions that focus on sustainable food systems work in four key areas: Hard and Soft Infrastructures, Food Growing, Indigenous Food Systems, and Food Policy and Assessment. Following the presentations, we’ll engage in discussions about the future of the FLEdGE Research Partnership. The third day of the meeting will consist of meetings of the Innovative Governance and City Region Food Systems Metrics Working Groups.

The #FLEdGE Meeting Program includes presentation abstracts and biographical information for all participants. Meeting proceedings with additional information will be published following the meeting.

Media contact: Amanda Di Battista, adibattista@wlu.ca