July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2016
Sunday, July 31st
St. Olaf College Dorm check-in
and Congress Registration (4:00PM – 7:00PM)
Location: St. Olaf College, Ytterboe Hall
Evening Meet and Greet for weary travelers (7:00PM – 9:00 PM)
Location: St Olaf College, Kings’ Dining Room, Buntrock Commons
Beverages and Hors d’ouvres provided
7:00 – 7:15pm – Opening Announcements and introductions
“I Stand for Health Freedom” and “I Stand for Food Freedom”. As a continuation of last year’s commitment to come together in a cohesive media movement, we will be showing the “I Stand for Health Freedom” footage of health freedom leaders and their words of wisdom from last year’s filming.
7:15 – 7:25pm – Attorney Judith McGeary – Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Main Street Project is developing a regenerative agriculture system that can equip farmers to solve our nation’s food crisis and has the power to change how food is produced around the world.
Our food and agriculture system is not working. Consumers experience declining nutritional quality and increasing health risks; agricultural workers endure long hours and low wages; rural communities are declining economically; and the environment suffers from soil depletion, chemical inputs and toxic waste.
The current structure of ownership and control of our food and agriculture system concentrates power in the hands of a select few, regards consumers merely as a source of revenue, and treats the environment as nothing more than the source of the products that capture that revenue. And we all pay the price.
Monday, August 1st
Congress Convenes and Open Space Activities
(8:00-9:00AM) Registration & Breakfast
Lunch and dinner provided IF you reserve food on your registration form
(9:00-9:30AM) Reading of International Declaration of Health Freedom
Opening Remarks – Diane Miller JD.
Health Freedom Story of Courage Story #1 (9:30-9:50AM)
(9:50-11:30AM) Voting Member Organizations convene US Health Freedom Congress circle and business – Public Attendees observe.
(11:30-noon) Open Space Activity Introduction for all Voting Members and Public Attendees — crafting the question that wants to be answered.
Lunch in College Cafeteria – Organic Food Bar available. (12:15-1:15PM)
(1:15-2:30PM) Open Space Instructions followed by Open Space Marketplace. Do your utmost “presencing” – listening – allowing – sans note taking. Freeform discussions, people move freely between groups
(2:45 – 4:50PM) Small Groups reconvene and afterwards Large Open Space Circle
Buffet Dinner – Organic Food whenever available (5:30PM)
Monday Evening Events:
Geoengineering Workshop (6:30PM – 8:00PM)
Location: St. Olaf College, Ballroom
Presented by: Clifford Carnicom, Founder and President of the Carnicom Institute
“VAXXED” Movie (8:15PM – 10:00 PM)
Location: St Olaf College Viking Theatre
Snacks & beverages provided
Followed by Q & A With
Andrew Wakefield, Del Bigtree, Polly Tommey
Tuesday, August 2nd
Daytime Congress and Activities (8:30AM – 5:00PM)
Lunch and banquet dinner provided IF you reserve food on your registration form
(9:00-11:30AM) Open Space Work Sessions
Health Freedom Story of Courage #2 (11:30AM-12:00PM)
Lunch in College Cafeteria – Organic Food Bar available (12:00-1:15pm)
(1:15-4:00) Open Space Work Sessions and Close of Open Space
(4:00-4:40) Reconvene the Health Freedom Congress
(4:40-5:00PM) Closing circle
Keynote Speaker: Ronnie Cummins, Co-founder & Int’l Director of Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica. Location: St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons Ballroom
Bonfire Closing with Music (10:00 PM)
Beverages, cash bar and snacks
Bring your instruments (drums, guitars, etc.) and join us at our bonfire (inside if raining) and sing-a-long after the Congress events are over. Gathering of Congress members for conversation, music and song.