A three day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics.
Each day is broken into a morning of plenary speakers at the hotel and an afternoon of workshops on the ECHO Global Demonstration Farm. Thursday night closes with a banquet dinner.
You can watch videos of the Plenary Speakers from last year's conference here
Crowne Plaza Hotel
13051 Bell Tower Drive Fort Myers, Florida 33907 United States
The official Language of this Conference is English.
- Interpretation services may be provided for plenary sessions in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and French if there is reasonable demand.
- Some afternoon workshops may be presented in languages other than English.
- October 1, 2019 - Early Bird Rate ends (available April 1 - September 30)
- October 1, 2019 - Last day to register as a speaker or workshop presenter
- November 1, 2019 - Last day to cancel and receive 100% refund
- November 19, 2019 - Conference begins (8:00 am at Crowne Plaza)
- November 22, 2019 - Post conference workshop (8:30am at ECHO Global Farm)
- November 31, 2019 - Last day to request a refund
Early bird registration rate (available April 1 - September 30, 2019)
Regular registration rate (available October 1 - November 18, 2019)
Accompanying spouse registration rate (early bird discount of $25 available April 1 - September 30, 2019)
Health insurance (mandatory for all international delegates, unless proof of insurance is provided)
Post-Conference workshop (Friday, November 22)
Display table (Located in the back of the Conference room)
Your registration will not be considered complete until full payment is received.
- Credit card is the only payment option available online
- We do not accept payment via Western Union.
- We are unable to accept International checks or cash
- If Credit Card payment is not possible for you, please contact us at email@example.com to explore additional opportunities
Conference accommodation and meeting rooms for morning and evening sessions will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Bell Tower district of Fort Myers.
We highly recommend that all Delegates stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel due to the conference scheduling and the opportunities for networking with others attending the conference. Those not staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel must make their own arrangements for lodging and transportation, and please note that breakfast will not be included for delegates staying off site.
All registrations and payments regarding the Hotel are handled directly by Crowne Plaza Hotel. Please book using the code: "ECH"
Private hotel room with breakfast:
Shared hotel room with breakfast
$57.00/night per person
*Some delegates may wish to share a room but do not know someone to ask to be their roommate. If you would like, Crowne Plaza Hotel will help you in finding a roommate for the time you will be attending the conference and post conference activities. (239-482-2900) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hotel will honor these special rates from November 13th through November 22nd. However if you are wanting to find someone to share a room, please note, you will be charged the full rate of $.00 per night for any nights you do not share with someone.
If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a complimentary Continental Breakfast is included at the Hotel Tuesday- Friday morning.
Lunch is provided in your conference registration. Lunches are served at ECHO Global Farm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you are attending ECHO's post conference workshop, lunch will be provided that Friday as well.
Evening meals are not provided by ECHO. There are many available options for restaurants within walking distance of the conference hotel.
Thursday Evening Banquet:
The closing banquet on Thursday evening is held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom. The banquet cost is included in your conference registration.
Poster Session Announced
Our 2019 International Agriculture Conference (EIAC) in Florida will feature a poster session. This will provide conference attendees with another way, in addition to a talk or workshop, to share and exchange information. If you plan to attend the EIAC in November 2019, please consider creating a poster for display at the hotel (Crowne Plaza) venue. Your poster can then be viewed by other conference delegates at their leisure, as well as during designated times for poster presenters and other conference attendees to interact. There will also be an opportunity, during a late-afternoon or evening session, to give a five-minute oral summary of your poster.
Workshops: Be a Presenter
Sessions are 60 minutes in length, and give a chance for hands-on demonstrations and small group interactions about topics of interest to particular groups. (Apply to be an afternoon presenter here)
Brief reports on a particular technique, plant, project, or approach and are 25 minutes long. This year we will also feature several 60-minute discussion topics, giving opportunity for group interaction and participation. (Apply to be an evening speaker here)
Post Conference Workshops (additional $50 to attend)
When: Friday Nov. 22, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm
We are offering two post conference workshops. They will be held at the same time in different locations. If you are interested in attending, please choose one workshop during the registration process. Lunch and transportation are included in the $50 fee.