October 03, 2017 08:00 - October 06, 2017 15:00
Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort (www.holidaygardenhotelandresort.com), THAILAND
Presented By: ECHO Asia Impact Center

Asia Conference logo 2017The 6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference will take place on October 3-6, 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Our conference theme "Improving Lives" expresses our desire to partner with you as we train, equip, and grow our network to impact the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their families across Asia. Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an open exchange of information, connecting the people and ideas that can  make a real and sustainable difference.

Come join us for 3-days of plenary speakers, workshops, a poster session, paper submission and proceedings, and a seed exchange, followed by a 1-day site visit!

Register Here
Register Before:

September 15, 2017 12:04

Event Contact:

Daniela (DJ) Riley (echoasia@echonet.org)

Phone: +66 053 304 028


Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort (www.holidaygardenhotelandresort.com)

16/16 Huay Kaew Rd. T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang Chiang Mai, 50300 THAILAND


The conference will be in English and Thai translation will be available.


We are offering several different packages to suit your needs. The package options are as follows:

  • Day Package (conference only, no hotel)
  • Shared Room Package (4 nights hotel)
  • Single Room Package (4 nights hotel)
  • Spouse Package (4 nights hotel, no conference)

Conference registration packet cost includes:

  • Lodging for four nights (2nd-5th Oct) with breakfast (Shared Room and Single Room only)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Sample packets of seed
  • Final evening (5th October) banquet dinner
  • Post-conference tours (a couple options will require an additional charge)

Spouse Package

If your spouse is traveling with you and they would like to stay in the hotel but not attend the conference, you can register for the "spouse package". The cost is listed below and includes:

  • Four nights in the hotel (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) with breakfast,
  • Closing banquet meal.
  • Does not include lunch.


Early Bird Conference Packages in USD/THB if registering before 31 August 2017

Day Package (conference only, no lodging): $150USD/ ฿5,250THB

Shared Room (conference and 4 nights shared room) Package: $200/ ฿7,000THB

Single Room (conference and 4 nights single room) Package: $250/ ฿8,750THB

Spouse Package (4 nights lodging, no conference): $60/ ฿2,000THB

After 31 Aug costs will increase.

Scholarships are available. Click here to apply.

Payment Options

Bangkok Bank Transfer or PayPal only.

When you register, please enter your preference and we will send you an invoice with more payment information.


The Holiday Garden Resort is convienently located within walking distance of Chiang Mai's busy Nimmanhaemin district.

Holiday Garden photo 1Holiday Garden photo 2Holiday Garden photo 3


Additional Opportunities

Workshop Presentation

If you are interested in presenting an afternoon breakout workshop (45 minutes), please fill out and submit this form. We will then review your entry and return feedback and our decision about acceptance. Each workshop will be 45 minutes in length with up to 15 additional minutes for discussion and questions. Workshops that share new and useful information based on firsthand experience will be prioritized. Hands-on demonstrations are also encouraged! Be creative!

Poster Session Details & Application

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference in Chiang Mai 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 conference in October 2017, please consider creating a poster for display at the conference 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. 

ECHO Asia Conference Poster Presentation Example

Conference Paper Submissions

In addition to our poster submission opportunity, we will provide conference delegates with an opportunity to submit research papers for publication. For those that may be interested, this will provide conference attendees with an opportunity to publish their own research findings in a conference proceedings that will be compiled and sent out to the ECHO network following the conclusion of the conference.

If you plan to attend the conference in October 2017, please consider submitting a paper summarizing some of the research you may have conducted in recent years. We hope that in this way, any interesting research findings from within our network may be shared in a more formal manner with practitioners throughout the region.

Please click here to go learn the specifics and to submit your paper.