Slow Fish 2020 + Slow Food Northeast Gathering

March 19-22, 2020 | New Hampshire

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Thursday, March 19

The New Hampshire Community Seafood team will lead a tour featuring local docks, stories from local fishermen, and a local cooperative processing facility. Tour bus pick-up (2pm) and drop-off (5pm) site will be at the Carriage House in Rye, NH.


Friday, March 20

A tasty way to kick off the weekend, hosted by the Carriage House in Rye.


Friday + Saturday, March 20-21

This ticket includes Fri and Sat programming for Slow Fish + the Northeast Gathering, light breakfast and lunch on Fri and Sat, and Sat dinner.


Sunday, March 22

Party time! Ticket includes tastings and a mighty good time at the Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, NH. Workshop tickets sold on site.

Slow Fish 2020 Rising Tide Scholarship

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Special Thanks to our Partners for making this event possible and delicious.

UNH Sustainability Institute

Eating with the Ecosystem

Agenda + Timeline

March 19

2pm Working Waterfront Tour in Rye, NH

5:30pm (Sea)Equinox Dinner & Welcome at the Carriage House

March 20

Slow Fish Overview: the first half of the day will focus on hearing about the broad, thematic topics of the gathering and affording everyone the chance to speak and be heard. The second half of the day will focus on group interactions where folks will dip their toes into the many interdependent facets of good, clean, and fair seafood. 

SFNE Gathering Overview:  the first half of the day will focus on hearing about the broad, thematic topics of the gathering and allowing everyone the chance to speak and be heard. The second half of the day will focus on group interactions, allowing folks to dip their toes into the multiple issues. 


8 – 9am Breakfast & Registration at Paul College Building

9 – 10:30am Welcome & Keynote

10:35 – 11:40am Marketplace of Ideas 

10:35 – 11:40am Marketplace of Chapter Ideas

11:45 – 12:30pm Inspiring Seafood Citizens

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch with Fisherpoet Interlude

1:45 – 4:15pm Seascape World Cafe

Cafe: Growing the Network

Cafe: Advocacy & Action

Cafe: Inspire Seafood Citizens 

Cafe:  Young Fish-Harvesters 

Cafe: Slow Fish International

Cafe: Ark of Taste

4:15 – 5:45pm Reflections, NE Seed Swap & Food Share

6 – 8pm Dinner in Portsmouth

March 21

Slow Fish Overview: the morning session will highlight the scope of the Slow Fish network and we’ll hear from our day-2 keynote speaker about the Blue Commons. The rest of the day will focus on ‘deep dive’ discussions around themes that emerged from the Slow Fish network.  

SFNE Gathering Overview: It’s Programming Day! Throughout the day we will focus on specific Slow Food programming projects and share their successful models and ways to develop your own within your chapters, wrapping up the day with a Programming roundtable to capture all the ideas generated throughout the day!


8 – 9am Breakfast and Registrations

9 – 10am Welcome & Slow Fish 101 & Blue Commons Keynote
Keynote: Seth Macinko  

10:10 – 12:40pm Diving Deep
Sessions: Seafood & Supply Chain, Climate Change 

9:45 – 11am Growing Healthy Kids One Garden at a Time Panel

11:15 – 12:30pm Hosting a Disco Soup – from soup to nuts!

12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch with Fisherpoet Interlude

1:45 – 4:15pm Diving Deep II
Sessions: Aquaculture, Consolidation & the Blue Commons, Open Space

1:30 – 2:15pm AirBnB Experiences and the Slow Food Partnership

2:15 – 3:00 Slow Food Nations & Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

3:15-4:30pm Slow Food Northeast Chapter and Projects Roundtable

4:15 – 5pm Connecting the Dots & Wrap Up

4:30 – 5pm Connecting the Dots, Making Plans & Networking Wrap-Up

5 – 6pm Doc & Drinks & AOT Swap and Food Share

6 – 10pm Seafood Dinner & Fisherpoets Celebration

March 22

10am Fishing Boat Ride with Captain Tim Rider
* weather dependent

12pm Fishtival at the Throwback Brewery

Travel and Lodging

Getting Here:

For driving directions, please reference the map to the right. The address of the Paul College at the University of New Hampshire is:

10 Garrison Ave, Durham, NH 03824

If you are a flying fish, the nearest major airport is Boston Logan (BOS). The regional airport nearby is Manchester/Boston (MHT).

The cheapest and fasted way to get from the Boston Airport to Durham, NH is to drive, about 1h 20m. There is no direct train from the Boston Airport to the Durham-UNH Station, however, there are services departing the Airport and arriving at Durham Amtrak Station via Boston North Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m and costs $20-25 per person.

Staying Here:

We have a room block at the Holiday Inn Express in Durham

The online code is: SLW
For a call in: Slow Fish 2020

Conference | Saturday - Sunday

Peter T. Paul College at University of New Hampshire

Boston Logan Int'l Airport

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Kick-Off Dinner | Thursday

The Carriage House

Fishtival | Sunday

Working Waterfront Tour | Friday

Begins and ends at the Carriage House in Rye!

Holiday Inn Express