Participants from Italy, South Africa, India, Honduras, the United States, Canada, and dozens of other counties will gather in person and virtually to share on-farm experiences, research, and expertise with their international colleagues. Attendees will include farmers and ranchers, tourism professionals, researchers, educators, agricultural service providers, policy makers, rural economy experts, and more.
The conference will feature over 140 presentations, workshops, and posters. Topics cover every aspect of agritourism, including running and marketing an agritourism business, managing farms stays, promoting rural development, creating regional partnerships, and sharing research and case studies.
In keeping with the experiential nature of agritourism, participants will be able to attend one of eight mobile workshops at local farms. Mobile workshop topics range from “Regenerative Agriculture and Farm-to-Table Agritourism,” to “Italian Farming and Culinary Traditions Vermont Style,” and “Multifunctional Landscape and Multicultural Models of Community Farming.”
IWA is a project of Eurac Research, an international research institution based in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. Eurac hosted the 1st World Congress on Agritourism in Bolzano in 2018 and chose our local host, the University of Vermont Extension, to run the 2022 event.
Location and registration
The conference will be held at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain Hotel in downtown Burlington and online. Registration is available for one-day or all three days. Early registration rates are available through March 29, 2022, so act now!
As of March 3, 2022, in-person participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the conference. We'll continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 worldwide and update our guidelines closer to the event. Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, attendees may convert in-person registrations to virtual attendance at any time up to August 1, 2022.
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Be a sponsor or exhibitor
The Workshop is a great opportunity to promote your business or program to agritourism and tourism industry professionals from around the United States and beyond. We can work with you to create a custom sponsorship package that meets your needs. Find out more.
Apply for a scholarship
Scholarships are available to help farmers, students, and others who may need help with registration fees and travel expenses to attend. Scholarship applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the scholarship funding runs out. Apply early for the best chance of receiving funding! Click here to apply.