Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 2019

Event date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 to Friday, January 4, 2019
Event venue: 
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford OX1 1BX, United Kingdom
Event description: 

We are pleased to make public the draft programme for ORFC 2019.

We are really happy with the programme which is chock full of fantastic sessions. So that more people can attend the conference this year we have taken on extra space and that means we can host more sessions. We are particularly pleased that so many people who have been involved in the past conferences are able to come back this year. It feels good to be able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference with friends!

There are also lots of new speakers, chairs and session organisers taking part and we really think you will be spoilt for choice in terms of which sessions to attend. We are also aware that much of what make ORFC great goes on between the sessions, those conversations in corridors and on staircases that end up being the start of something wonderful. We have made sure there are plenty of opportunities for this and we hope that taking over the Church will make it easier (and more comfortable) for you to take time out from sessions. 

Although we don't anticipate any major changes, please note, the timetable will not be finalised until December when the programme is sent to press. We are still waiting for details for some sessions and if you are involved in organising, or taking part in a session and you notice something that is amiss, please get in touch quickly (tom@orfc.org.uk) so we can put it right.


Tickets are selling very fast. If you haven't booked already please do so soon to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available here.

Eat, drink, be merry

As well as the iconic evening dinners, in terms of food and drink at the conference the Church will be the place to go. There will be stalls serving simple street food for lunch on both days and lunch is spread out over 3.5 hours each day so that you can avoid the rush.

There will also be food served in the Church on the evenings of the 2nd and 3rd. We are really pleased to announce that the Land Worker's Alliance will be running the bar this year, which will be in the Church on the evenings of the 2nd (for early registration) and the 3rd. Details of evening entertainment are currently being finalised so watch this space for more info. 

For those arriving early to the conference, Innovative Farmers are hosting The Great Cider Debate: An Innovative Tasting on the 2nd at nearby St Edmund's Hall. This event is free but booking is essential. To book this please visit the event page.