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Join Us at the Grow Our People Unconference: Elevating the Heart of Canada's Food System

In the ever-evolving world of agriculture, understanding the core of productivity, efficiency, and innovation is not just about the latest technology or farming techniques—it's about the people. At Botree, we believe that the backbone of Canada’s food system is its workforce, from the ground up, literally 'from farms to forks'. It's with great excitement that we extend an invitation to you, your teams, and your board members to an event that places this belief at the forefront: Loft 42s Grow Our People Unconference.

What's Brewing at the Grow Our People Unconference?

The Grow Our People Unconference is not your typical conference. It's an innovative gathering designed specifically for individuals in the agriculture and food sectors, aimed at fostering business and leadership skills, networking, and fun. This unique event focuses on personal and team development as the most critical assets of any business, ensuring that attendees not only gain valuable insights but also engage in meaningful connections and experiences.

Why Attend?

The unconference breaks the mold of traditional events by emphasizing interaction, learning, and growth, rather than merely presenting information. It kicks off with an inspiring keynote by Dr. Rumeet Billan, discussing "The Science of Trust & Belonging," setting the tone for a day filled with engaging workshops covering leadership, communications, advocacy, governance, mental health, and more.

Featured Speakers from Botree

We're proud to announce that two of our esteemed facilitators will be featured at the unconference, sharing their expertise on subjects vital to the future of work in our industry:

  • Jordann will delve into the transformative impact of DiSC on organizations. Attendees will learn how this tool can significantly enhance efficiency, productivity, connection, and creativity within teams, fostering an environment where everyone thrives.

  • Teena will explore the critical role of emotional intelligence in leadership within agile organizations. Her insights will illuminate how emotional intelligence is not just a soft skill but a powerful tool for driving innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of the industry's challenges.

Tailored for the Agri-Food Sector

The unconference offers tailored content streams for individuals at different career stages, from those early in their journey to seasoned managers and board members. Whether you're looking to enhance your leadership skills with DiSC, improve team management through emotional intelligence, or explore the latest in mental health, there's something for everyone.

Beyond the Sessions

But it's not all workshops and lectures. The Grow Our People Unconference encourages informal interactions and networking, allowing attendees to share experiences, challenges, and solutions with peers across the food system spectrum. It's an opportunity to build deeper connections and walk away with not just new knowledge, but a renewed passion for our sector.

Your Invitation

The first edition of this unconference was met with acclaim, earning the organizers the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Award of Excellence. As we gear up for an even more impactful second edition, we invite you to join us in making the most of this unique opportunity.

The Grow Your People Unconference will be held in-person at the beautiful Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake from May 28-30, 2024.

You can register and find out more on   

Book your room by April 12th!

Empower yourself and your team with the skills, knowledge, and connections to thrive in Canada's agri-food sector. Let's grow together at the Grow Our People Unconference. See you there!



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