MOSES has lined up a terrific variety of entertainment to keep you amused and engaged throughout the 2011 Conference. We hope you take time to unwind, to dance, laugh and mix it up with
your fellow Conference goers.
Poetry Slam Thursday, February 24th at 8:30pm
Poetry doesn't just come to life; it bounces off the walls in this popular spoken word event. Hosted by Kristen Underwood, co-director of ArtHaus in Decorah, Iowa, where Poetry Slams have become a standing-room only affair, the MOSES Poetry Slam is designed to be a good-natured, supportive environment for all - with extra points for food and farming themed writing! You're encouraged to sign up to share two minutes or less of your own poetry in "Original Voices," or join in the "Slam," a high-spirited competition complete with applause-o-meter and prizes. Contact Kristen Underwood to sign up, or for more info at email@example.com.
One-Act Land Stewardship Play
Look Who's Knockin' On Grandma's Door - a one-act Land Stewardship Project play - Friday afternoon
This professionally-acted play focuses on the moral dilemma between getting top dollar for selling one's land and the social purpose of helping the next generation of farmers get started farming. Created out of numerous farm interviews and the stories of both beginning and retiring farmers in recent years, the play uses humor, story, and the common everyday tension in an elderly farm couple's relationship to prompt reflection and discussion. Friday afternoon - check the conference program for time and room assignment.
Synister Dane and the Cosmonuts Prior to Each General Session
There is no better reason to be on time for the keynote presentations than to experience the Synister Dane warm-up. Witty, agro-environmental lyrics and bluegrass harmony come together for fair-trade agriculture to create a dynamic and organic keynote state of being. Jeff Bartovics, Allen Moody, Jim Pierce, and Mark Shepard are the "nuts" in the band who bring you populist protest music "By Farmers for Farmers and the Folks who eat their Food." You can learn more about the band at www.synisterdane.com.
Film Screenings Day and Evening Screenings (Thursday - Saturday)
Join us in the screening rooms for variety of food and farming themed films. Films include "Coming To Ground," by Jean Donohue and Fred Johnson, "Tapped," by Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey, "Lunch Line" by Ujifilms, plus many more. All films will screen multiple times throughout the conference, so you'll have plenty of time to schedule your favorites!
Friday, February 25th from 7:00pm - 7:45pm
For children of all ages, the always fun and popular Children's Show is back again! It gives our young conference attendees the chance to perform an original play and design and build a simple set. Costumes are provided and there are narrated parts for those who want to learn them. It's entertaining for all and kicks off a wonderful evening of music and dance.
Dance to the Daddy Squeeze Band
Friday, February 25th from 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Daddy Squeeze Band is a fun and adventuresome group that believes having a good time makes great music even better. They can swing the standards, generate Latin grooves, Tex-Mex polkas, swampy Cajun sounds, and surprise their audience with slightly twisted covers of forgotten pop tunes. The band is lead by accordionist Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, who is a regular guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show.
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)