To organize your stay in Milan during the Conference, you can download a list of hostels, guest houses and hotels of different categories here.
we need your help to host our members who will arrive in Milan from all around Italy for the international conference of 2015. As you know the Biodynamic Association is trying to make this convention an event of great impact in Italy, in collaboration with the prestigious Bocconi University. We want that everyone understands the value of Biodynamics and we want to open a crucial debate on the agricultural model at Expo 2015. That’s fundamental for biodynamic farmers and for the whole planet.
Organizing a convention with a strong impact on the country has very high costs. Despite this we are succeeding and we are committed, with tremendous effort to ensure free access to all. We want no one to be excluded. Association members who come from far away will have however high costs of accommodation in Milan. It’s hard right now to find rooms for the period of the convention, given the proximity to Expo. From these and other reflections comes the idea to “Host a member”. We know that the Biodynamic Association has many members and supporters in Milan and nearby, so it is for the world of Waldorf schools and the Antroposophic Foundation.
ìHost a memberî asks you to accommodate to sleep one or more Association members who wish to participate at the convention (according to your possibilities). From this will arise certainly new friendships, and fraternal exchanges for the future.
We ask you to help this great effort and adhere to “Host a member”. You can communicate your willingness to host filling out the application below and send it to: email@example.com; we will contact you and let you know the member that will be your host. Biodynamic world is increasingly founded on the idea that “Biodynamic agriculture is rooted in healthy sociability.”
Here it is the registration form to be filled and send NON LATER THAN THE 15th FEBRUARY 2015.
If you choose to book the two dinners or if you subscribe to the Association, in addition to the registration form below, you have to send proof of payment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at: 00392 29000692. Booking to dinners will not be valid in the absence of proof of payment sent not later than the 15th February 2015.
The 33rd International Convention of Biodynamic Agriculture is organized in collaboration with the Bocconi University of Milan, with many patronages, including that of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Fai-Fondo Ambiente Italiano Fund, the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, the Scientific Committee for Expo 2015.
The convention is open to everybody and is free-entry, including lunch in Bocconi with tasting of biodynamic products. It will take place at the Bocconi University and Franco Parenti Theatre.
Association members, friends and Convention contributors will meet on Thursday 19, from 17:30 at the theatre of the Rudolf Steiner School in Milan for a collective reflection on the conference, a deepening of biodynamic topics and a dinner hosted by the School.
These three locations of the convention were kindly made available to the Association for Biodynamic Agriculture for free.
Considering the limited places, we kindly ask you to fill out the registration form here as soon as possible so as to best accommodate all participants.
As part of the convention, on the afternoon of Friday 20 and Saturday 21 (from 17:30 to 19:00), will be held parallel sessions of in-depth training and debate; this sessions will take place in classrooms with limited places, so we need you to state your preference in order to participate.
On the evenings of 20 and 21 were organized theme dinners for which is required the payment of a contribution (partial for Association members).
The tastings led by Slow Food on Sunday 22 have limited places too, which will be awarded to participants on Thursday 19 and in the early morning of Friday 20, subject to places availability.
For the staying in Milan there is a list of structures nearby the Bocconi University (hotels or B & B at very affordable prices, if booked in time).
Association members only have the opportunity to be hosted by peolpe who have accepted the proposal “Host a member”. Again places are limited, to check availability write to email@example.com.
To communicate your participation at the convention is necessary to:
Send Registration form (or fill it online HERE) filled in every part together with the receipt of the amount of payment occurred (in case of participation in activities that requires a fee) not later than the 15th February 2015 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 00392-29000692.
Payment should be made via bank transfer in favor of:
Associazione per l’Agricoltura Biodinamica
CARIPARMA Ag. 4, Via Pietro Verri Milano ñ IBAN IT 16 T 06230 01631 000001585775
Please indicate this reason of the transfer: 33 CONVEGNO AB MILANO 2015 – Name and Surname
Ibrahim Abouleish, Sekem founder, Farming and socio-cultural community, Egypt
Marco Accornero, General Secretary of Unione Artigiani of the Province of Milan
Andrea Agapito Ludovici, director of Oasis Area Network, WWF Italy, Rome
Mauro Alivia, doctor, Milan
Enrico Amico, Amico Bio group President, farm ìLa Colombaiaî, Capua (Ce)
Michele Baio, councilor at Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture, Milan
Luciano Balbo, Impact Investing Lab SDA Bocconi, Milan
Franco Berrino, Department of Preventive and predictive medicine, Istituto Tumori, Milan
Fabio Brescacin, EcorNaturaSÏ spa President, Conegliano (Tv)
Enea Burani, founder at agricultural cooperative La Collina, Reggio Emilia
Anna Busa, Waldorf school teacher, Milan
Duccio Campagnoli, president of Bologna Fiere
Andrea Carandini, FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano President, Milan
Paolo Carnemolla, Federbio President, Bologna
Giulia Maria Crespi, FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano honorary President, Milan
Giuseppe Dadà, Ferrarelle group quality Manager, Rome
Paola De Nardo, Department of ANPP environment and health, Istituto Superiore Sanit‡, Rome
Giovanni Dinelli, Department of Science and Agro-environmental technologies, UniBo, Bologna
Gianni Fava, Agriculture Department Regione Lombardia
Ebner Friedemann, researcher seed at Sativa, Rheinau (CH)
Claudia Gasparini, President of Italian Federation of Waldorf school, Reggio Emilia
Stefano Gasperi, doctor, President of Italian Anthroposophical Society, Trento
Matteo Giannattasio, doctor, agronomist, Rome
Christian Hiss, founder at Regionalwert SpA of Eichenstaetten, Friburgh (DE)
Ueli Hurter, Leader of the section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum, Dornach (CH)
Peter Kunz, researcher seed at Saatgut, Bingenheim (DE)
Maria Grazia Mammuccini, scientific coordinator at Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca in Agricoltura Biologica e Biodinamica (FIRAB), Rome
Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agriculture Food and Forestry, Roma
Guido Menapace, environmentalist, Brescia
Francesco Micheli, entrepreneur, Milan
Roberto Moncalvo, President at Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti, Rome
Urs Niggli, Director at Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick (CH)
Giovanni Ongaro, founder at agricultural cooperative La Collina, Reggio Emilia
Francesco Panella, President at Unione Nazionale Associazioni Apicoltori Italiani (Unaapi), Novi Ligure (Al)
Franco Pedrini, councilor at Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture, Milan
Carlo Petrini, Slow Food President, Bra (Cn)
Angelika Ploeger, Dean of Study at Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture, University of Kassel (DE)
Maurizio Rivolta, councilor at FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Milan
Giorgio Rossi Cairo, entrepreneur, Novi Ligure (Al)
Antonello Russo, President at Demeter Association Italy, Parma
Paola Santi, Director at biodynamic farm Di Vaira, Petacciato (Cb)
Richard Sennet, sociologist, literary critic and writer, Usa
Claudia Sorlini, President of Scientific Committee for Expo 2015, Milan
Gian Antonio Stella, journalist of Corriere della Sera, Milan
Alex Terzer, farmer, Osiris Cooperative, Postal (Bz)
Carlo Triarico, President at Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture, Milan
Riccardo Valentini, Nobel Peace Prize 2007 – Milan Protocol, Viterbo
Salvatore Veca, honorary President at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milan
Veronica Vecchi, Impact Investing Lab SDA Bocconi, Milan
Enrico Zagnoli, apicoltore, Bologna
Coordinators of Parallel sessions
Maria Grazia de Simone, councilor at Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture councilor, Milan
Raffaella Mellano, treasurer at Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture, Milan
Sabrina Menestrina, secretary-general at Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture, Milan
Cristina Rodocanachi, doctor, Milan
Gigliola Rosini, agronomist, Florence
Marco Serventi, Demeter Italy and Italian Association for Biodynamic Agriculture councilor, Milan