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Alliance Annual Conference

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The Alliance Annual Conference on November 14-17, 2022 will bring together 400+ attendees from leading NGOs, businesses, foundations, and academia working to transform seafood production and supply chains. 

This fully virtual conference is an invaluable opportunity to learn about emerging trends in the responsible seafood movement, bring visibility to your environmental and social responsibility efforts, and forge strategic partnerships.


Registration for the Alliance Annual Conference is now open! There are three ticket types available — individual, small team, and large team passes — so you can make sure the right people from your team are able to be there. The Alliance is committed to providing equitable conference access for all; click here to learn more about and apply for a Scholarship Pass and click here to learn about our Student Pass program.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available to support the Alliance and this event. Committing to your sponsorship early provides your company with the longest possible promotion period. Benefits of all sponsorship levels include promotion of your company in event communications, logo placement on the event website and platform, acknowledgment during meeting sessions, and complimentary passes to attend the meeting. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Conference Agenda

Welcome Session: Celebrating our Accomplishments – 11:00 am ET
Mariah Boyle (Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions)

Keynote Address: When Doing Something Is Worse Than Doing Nothing – 1:00 pm ET
Dr. Jessica Sparks (Professor at Tufts University)

From Harvest to Markets: Challenges in Achieving Sustainability in Small-Scale Fisheries – 2:30 pm ET
Panelists from International Pole and Line Foundation and Pronatura Noroeste

Strengthening U.S. Seafood Traceability Requirements: Policy Recommendations for Improving the Seafood Import Monitoring Program – 4:00 pm ET
Sandy Aylesworth (NRDC), Ben Freitas (WWF), Noor Hamadeh (ICAR), Sara Lewis (FishWise), and Max Valentine (Oceana)

Attendee Networking Event – 5:30 pm ET

The Alliance Vision for Responsible Seafood – 7:00 pm ET
Ryan Bigelow (Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions)

Accelerating Improvements in the Aquaculture Sector – 9:00 am ET
Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen, Wendy Norden, and Corman O’Sullivan (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program)

Harnessing Accountability & Transparency to Accelerate Progress in Seafood Sustainability: Where are we now and Where to Next? – 10:30 am ET
Helen Packer (World Benchmarking Alliance), Mallika Talwar (Greenpeace), Aisla Jones (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership), Tom Pickerell (Global Tuna Alliance), Michael Cohen (International Seafood Sustainability Foundation), and Robin Teets (NGO Tuna Forum)

Alliance Strategy Meeting: A Landscape View of the Opportunities in the Responsible Seafood Movement – 1:00 pm ET
Mariah Boyle (Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions) and Tom Benthin (Graphic Illustrator)

On-Demand Lightning Round #1 – available on-demand
Ashley Apel (Conservation International) & Emilie Carrol (ELEVATE), Alejandro Garcia Lozano (Conservation International), Melissa Luna (FishChoice), Oliver Tanqueray (ClientEarth), and Craig Turley (International Pole and Line Foundation)

Unlocking Fishery Progress: Women Hold the Key – 7:00 pm ET
Julie Kuchepatov (Seafood and Gender Equality) and Katrina Nakamura (Sustainability Incubator)

Navigating Seafood Maps: Helping Stakeholders Increase Collective Impact – 10:00 am ET
Eva Mudde (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s Seafood MAP), Ned Daly (Diversified Communications and Seafood 2030), and Meaghan Hudgins (Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions), moderated by Stacy Shultz (Fortune Fish & Gourmet)

Protecting Fishers’ Rights: A Tackle Box of Rights-Based Tools From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs – 11:30 am ET
Jarrett Basedow, Holly Christofferson, Tina Faulkner, Carter Quinley, Laura VanVoorhees, and Anne M. Zollner (U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs)

Seafood Certifications and Social Responsibility – 1:00 pm ET
Roberta Anderson (GlobalG.A.P.), Danielle Lewis (Certification and Ratings Collaboration), Mike Kraft (FISH Standard), Kathleen McDavitt (Aquaculture Stewardship Council), Brian Perkins (Global Seafood Alliance), Sheila Senathirajah (ISEAL), Gretchen Thuesen (Fair Trade USA), and Eva van Heukelom (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative), and Libby Woodhatch (MarinTrust), moderated by Helen Packer (World Benchmarking Alliance)

On-Demand Lightning Round #2 – available on-demand
Roberta Anderson (GLOBALG.A.P. North America), Elise Avallon (Global Seafood Alliance), Sarah Caldwell (FishWise), Katy Dalton & Juno Fitzpatrick (Conservation International), Cynthia Hsia (FishChoice), and Maskur Tamanyria (International Pole and Line Foundation)

Alliance FIP Guidelines Update – 3:30 pm ET
Ryan Bigelow (Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions), Elena Finkbeiner (Conservation International), Gabriela Mc Lean (CeDePesca), and Jeremy Rude (FishChoice)

Gratitude and Closing – 5:00 pm ET

DEI Power Dynamics 102 – 11:00 am ET
Whitney Tome (The Raben Group) and Chris Armijo (Chris Armijo Consulting)

Conference Passes also provide access to a library of over 20 on-demand CASS Talks from experts across the movement!

“The session topics and formats were on point, and I loved the opportunity to connect with this amazing community. This event was truly a highlight for me this year.”

ASHLEY GREENLEY, Business Engagement Division Director, FishWise

“Virtual breakout sessions make for interesting discussions and a great opportunity to network.”

— PETER ADAME, Director of Communications & Sustainabillity, Lusamerica Foods Inc.

“The focus on people (human rights and equity) is extremely valuable.”

— MAISIE GANZLER, Chief Strategy & Brand Officer, Bon Appetit Management Company

“Everything was so well run. I missed some presentations live but the recordings are an excellent way to catch up. Fantastic content.”

DARREN MITCHELL, Operations Manager, FISH Safety Foundation

Special Thanks to our 2022 Alliance Annual Conference Sponsors!

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