Tentative 2019 Conference Schedule

This schedule is still in development, times and locations are subject to change.

 

Pre-Conference Field Trips - buses will leave from UAA Lucy Cuddy Hall. Please arrive early for Registration before your scheduled activity.

  • FOOD, MEMORY: A FOOD MEMOIR WORKSHOP WITH JULIA O'MALLEY at the SEED Lab, Anchorage Museum (9am - 12pm): $85 (cap 13) - Join independent journalist, teacher and editor Julia O’Malley to explore the way an important recipe can lead you into your personal history and identity. Please bring a recipe that is meaningful to you, preferably on its original card or in a cookbook. This workshop is appropriate for writers of all levels. Julia O’Malley writes and edits at the Anchorage Daily News and has written about food for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Eater and Edible Alaska. Her forthcoming book about Alaska foodways, "The Cupcake and the Whale," will be released this year.
  • URBAN HARVEST WORKSHOP AT THE ANCHORAGE MUSEUM (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm): $50 (cap 25)- Join Dr. Allison Kelliher to learn about harvest practices and specific plants that may be harvested here in Alaska for food and medicine. Dr. Kelliher was raised close to nature – outside of Nome, Alaska – and deeply values her Alaska Native heritage. As an undergraduate, Dr. Kelliher studied Indigenous Medicine at the University of Alaska Fairbanks before earning her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Kelliher trained locally at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency and has practiced family medicine since 2009, both in rural and urban Arizona as well as in Alaska. Dr. Kelliher was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 2009 and by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2012.
  • ANCHORAGE FOOD SYSTEMS TOURS AND TASTING BY LIZ SNYDER (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm) - $85 (2 tours, cap 20 each) Wonder how Alaska’s biggest city feeds itself and the rest of the state?  We’ve got the answers for you on this fun and informative tour that will show you how one of the most remote places on earth has created a unique, thriving food system.  This 3-hour tour is packed with tasty tidbits of food and information, where you will: 
  • Tour the limited engagement What Why How We Eat food exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, and learn about the unique challenges and opportunities of eating in Alaska.
  • Visit a local community garden that highlights the collaboration between the neighborhood, city, and private business, all while overlooking the Port of Alaska, where about 90% of merchandise goods enter our state.
  • And get a taste of a local kombucha brewery, and visit one of Anchorage's many farmers markets.

companions/families are welcome to attend

  • PALMER FARM TOUR, including three site visits, a farm-to-table lunch at the farm and local food system speakers (9:00 am - 4:00 pm): $85 (cap 50) - companions/families are welcome to attend

Evening

WELCOMING RECEPTION & FOOD EXHIBIT AT THE ANCHORAGE MUSEUM (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm): Transportation to and from campus, 2 craft cocktails per adult over 21 years of age, appetizers, and museum admission to the specialty exhibit “What, Why, How We Eat” are included in these ticket prices. Food by Muse (by James Beard Award nominee chef Laura Cole)

Admission:

  • Attendee: Free
  • Companions:
    • 0-12 years: free
    • 13-20 years: $18
    • 21 years and over: $25
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Wellness Start of the Day (Join Dr. Iklim Goksel, yurthealth.com, for the complimentary Qigong and TaiChi classes we will be offering. Qigong and TaiChi are ancient Chinese healing arts practices that help relieve stress through meditation, and incorporate very gentle movements and slow breathing exercises. No special clothing is required. They can be practiced seated and/or standing – outside weather permitting, or in Cuddy)

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast (Cuddy Hall)
10:10 am - 10:30 am

Refreshments & Wellness Break (Cuddy Hall)

Coffee provided by Kaladi Brothers.

12:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break (Food Trucks, Cuddy Quad)

ASFS Business Lunch Meeting (RH 101)

AFHVS Business Lunch Meeting (RH 117)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wellness Break

While taking a break, join the complimentary Qigong and TaiChi classes with Dr. Goksel (yurthealth.com). Qigong and TaiChi are ancient Chinese healing arts practices that help relieve stress through meditation, very gentle movements, and slow breathing exercises. No special clothing are required. They can be practiced seated and/or standing. Please join us anytime during your break in the Cuddy Hall (or outside, weather permitting).

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Refreshment & Wellness Break (Cuddy Hall)

Coffee provided by Kaladi Brothers.

5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • GAFS, Graduate Student Social, UAA/APU Consortium Library, Rm 307, 5:15 pm, hosted by the Graduate Association for Food Studies
  • Grow North Farm Incubator Visit, Mountain View (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Banquet/Keynote Event (7:30 pm - 10:00 pm), Activities & tasting at the Farm, admission to Heritage Center, dinner with 2 local craft cocktails, cultural presentations and transportation to and from campus are included in the ticket price. Menu by Chef Amy Foote is inspired by Alaska Native foods. 

Admission

  • Attendee: $95
  • Student Attendee: $65
  • Companions:
    • Ages 0-14 years: free 
    • Ages 15-20 years: $65 
    • 21 years and over: $95 

Buses will leave campus at 5:30 pm and return to dorms at 10:30 pm.

7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Wellness Start of the Day (Join Dr. Iklim Goksel, yurthealth.com, for the complimentary Qigong and TaiChi classes we will be offering. Qigong and TaiChi are ancient Chinese healing arts practices that help relieve stress through meditation, and incorporate very gentle movements and slow breathing exercises. No special clothing is required. They can be practiced seated and/or standing – outside weather permitting, or in Cuddy)

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast (Cuddy Hall)
10:10 am - 10:30 am

Refreshments & Wellness Break (Cuddy Hall)

12:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break (Food Trucks, Cuddy Quad)

Joint ASFS/AFHVS Business Lunch (RH 101)

Coffee is provided by courtesy of Uncle Leroy’s Coffee

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Refreshment & Wellness Break (Cuddy Hall)

While taking a break, join the complimentary Qigong and TaiChi classes with Dr. Goksel (yurthealth.com). Qigong and TaiChi are ancient Chinese healing arts practices that help relieve stress through meditation, very gentle movements, and slow breathing exercises. No special clothing are required. They can be practiced seated and/or standing. Please join us anytime during your break in the Cuddy Hall (or outside, weather permitting).

Meet the New journal editor of Food, Culture, and Society: Coffee and Chat with Megan Elias (Cuddy Hall)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Turkish Döner Picnic, APU Lawn (walk from campus)

Admission

  • Attendee: Free 
  • Companions:
    • 0-13 years: free 
    • 14 years & older: $10 

Store Outside Your Door and Harvesting Alaska presentations, and ASFS/AFHVS Awards ceremony 

7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Wellness Start of the Day (Join Dr. Iklim Goksel, yurthealth.com, for the complimentary Qigong and TaiChi classes we will be offering. Qigong and TaiChi are ancient Chinese healing arts practices that help relieve stress through meditation, and incorporate very gentle movements and slow breathing exercises. No special clothing is required. They can be practiced seated and/or standing – outside weather permitting, or in Cuddy)

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast (Cuddy Hall)
10:10 am - 10:30 am
Refreshments & Wellness Break (Cuddy Hall)
12:10 pm - 1:45 pm

Presidential Addresses & Luncheon

$15 for those who would like to order lunch.

ASFS, Beth Forrest, "Damned Dinner: Eating in the Wilderness of Hell"

AFHVS, Marcia Ostrom

Lunches (Thursday - Saturday)

We will have lunch options available for purchase on the Cuddy Quad. Please note that the campus has limited food options during summer and traveling away from campus during lunch break is difficult due to time constraints. We highly recommend purchasing lunches ahead of time. UAA Catering has a variety of food truck options available for events. All trucks offer a variety of Local, Alaskan, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options. The trucks currently available and approved for food service on campus are:

***We will have 2-3 trucks on Thursday through Saturday for you to choose from.

Food Truck Lunch Options