Past Events

Rainforest Alliance has hosted or participated in many events around the world. To see what's coming up next, visit our upcoming events page.

April 1, 2021, 6:00pm EST

Thrive Together Speaker Series: Regenerative Agriculture | Indigenous Roots & Transformative Futures

A conversation between chef Dan Barber and coffee agroforestry leader Eko Purnomowidi. Moderated by the Rainforest Alliance's Jungwon Kim.

We discussed the importance of regenerative agriculture and respectfully applying and adapting traditional ecological agricultural knowledge on a wide scale which it is critical to healing our land.

March 30, 2021, 9:00pm EST

Natural Climate Solutions with the Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance Chief Program Officer Ria Stout, who directs the organization's global, market-based and community-centered approach to sustainable development in vulnerable landscapes, discussed with Sustainability Club Host, Sara Essa on Clubhouse about natural climate solutions and the importance of approaching sustainability from various angles.

June 10, 2020, 4:00pm EST

The Rainforest Alliance 2020 Virtual Gala

The Rainforest Alliance hosted its virtual gala to honor the voices of farmers and forest communities, improving livelihoods, protecting biodiversity, and helping rural people mitigate and adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We are a powerful force for change, #togetherapart.

May 8, 2019, 6:30 - 10:30pm EST

The Rainforest Alliance 2019 Annual Gala

American Museum of Natural History, New York City

On May 8th 2019, the Rainforest Alliance hosted its annual gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Leaders in sustainability and the Rainforest Alliance’s allies commemorated our achievements to advance a shared vision of a sustainable future.

May 8, 2019, 8:30am – 1:00pm EST

Rainforest Alliance Sustainability Summit

TheTimesCenter Stage, New York City

The Sustainability Summit is the Rainforest Alliance’s annual gathering of the partners, supporters, and friends who work with us to build a future in which nature and people thrive in harmony. The summit brought together 300 sustainability leaders from businesses and NGOs (as well as from leading graduate programs in sustainability), for an honest conversation about how we can address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, test new approaches, and scale up what is working.

April 12, 2019, 8:00am EST

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Join us at the 17th annual Sustainable Coffee Breakfast at the SCA Expo! Please note that all tickets must be purchased online before the event.

April 12, 2019, 10:00am EST

Rainforest Alliance MultiTrace Open House

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Wondering how UTZ certification members should migrate to the new traceability system? Join us for the MultiTrace Open House at the SCA Expo. Please email to RSVP.

April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Specialty Coffee Expo

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Rainforest Alliance will have a booth (#1209) and will also host the Sustainable Coffee Breakfast. Alex Morgan, Miguel Zamora, and other Rainforest Alliance staff will attend.

October 9, 2018

Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality

Caribou Coffee Company, Minneapolis, MN

May 9, 2018

Rainforest Alliance Leadership Summit: Stronger Together

Goldman Sachs Headquarters, New York City
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

May 9, 2018

The Rainforest Alliance 2018 Annual Gala

American Museum of Natural History, New York City
6:30pm - 10:30pm

May 9, 2018

The Official Rainforest Alliance Gala After Party: Jungle Boogie!

Prohibition: The Bourbon Room, New York City
10:00pm - 1:00am

April 20, 2018

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast

Seattle, WA, United States
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

November 6-17, 2017


Bonn, Germany

July 25, 2017

Deploying large-scale financial capital in the Amazon: Mixed financing models to support small farmers and indigenous communities (en español)


May 10, 2017

Rainforest Alliance Leadership Summit

New York City

May 10, 2017

Rainforest Alliance 30th Anniversary Gala

New York City

April 21, 2017

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast 2017 (en español)

Seattle, WA

April 19, 2017

Living Wages Around the World

New York, NY

March 29-31, 2017

Rainforest Alliance Cupping For Quality (en español)

Atlanta, GA

March 22-23, 2017

Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture

Washington DC

March 14-15, 2017

Responsible Business Forum On Food & Agriculture 2017

Grand Hyatt Jakarta

January 30-February 12, 2017

30-Day #FollowTheFrog Sustainability Challenge

Online Campaign

November 29 & December 1, 2016

SAN and the Rainforest Alliance Present: the 2017 SAN Sustainable Agriculture Standard


November 14-17, 2016

FSC client workshop and Forest Management Lead Auditor Training (L’atelier et la formation auront aussi lieu en français à Ville de Québec pendant la semaine du 28 novembre 2016.)

Toronto, ON

November 1-16, 2016

Webinars For Businesses: Announcing The New Marketplace 2.0 For Agricultural Products


November 9, 2016

Impacts of the Rainforest Alliance’s Work in the Maya Biosphere Reserve (en español)


October 27, 2016

Wood at Work 2016

Brooklyn, New York

October 19-20 2016

How Business Can Engage Smallholder Farmers

Washington, DC

September 28, 2016

Increasing Youth Participation in Community Forestry in Mexico


September 27-28, 2016

Innovation Forum: How Business Can Tackle Deforestation


July 12-20, 2016

Webinar for Businesses: New Trademark Guidelines – Highlights for Agricultural Products


June 7-8, 2016

Responsible Business Summit

London, UK

May 23-27, 2016

FSC® Lead Auditor Training Course

Napa, California

May 11, 2016

Rainforest Alliance 2016 Annual Gala

New York City

April 28, 2016

An Introduction to the Rainforest Alliance: Why it Matters for Your Business


April 15, 2016

Rainforest Alliance 2016 Sustainable Coffee Breakfast

Atlanta, Georgia

April 6-7, 2016

How business can tackle deforestation: Beyond COP21

Washington, DC

April 5, 2016

Impacts of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN)/Rainforest Alliance Certification System


March 21-24, 2016

Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality

Houston, Texas

March 10-13, 2016

Natural Products Expo West

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

March 7, 2016

Meet Our New President, Nigel Sizer


February 11, 2016

Community-based Climate Change Education in Mexico (Asistir a este seminario en línea en español)


January 20-22, 2016

Sustainable Foods Summit

San Francisco, California

December 17, 2015

Webinar: UN Paris Climate Talks


December 1-4, 2015

Rainforest Alliance catando calidad

Purchase, New York

November 30, 2015-December 11, 2015

Schedule of Events - COP21

Paris, France

November 30, 2015-December 11, 2015

UN Paris Climate Summit

Paris, France

November 18-20, 2015

Rainforest Alliance at Greenbuild Expo

Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

November 16-18, 2015

Sustainable Brands


November 12-15, 2015


Costa Rica

November 5, 2015

Rainforest Alliance Webinar - Conserving the Andean Amazon: A Case Study from Indigenous Communities in Madre de Dios, Peru


October 21-23, 2015

Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Assoc.

Miami, Florida

October 10-14, 2015

Anuga Trade Show


October 6-8, 2015

Sustainable Brands

Boston, Massachusetts

October 4, 2015

"Trends and Opportunities in Sustainable Tea" Panel Discussion at The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

Vancouver, Canada

September 28-29, 2015

Innovation Forum


September 24, 2015

Report Launch - Firm Commitments: Tracking Company Endorsers of the New York Declaration on Forests

Rainforest Alliance 233 Broadway New York, NY 10279

September 23-25, 2015

Planet, People, Peace (P3) International Sustainable Tourism Conference

Museo de los Niños, San José, Costa Rica

September 23-25, 2015

TravelMart Latin America

Guatemala City, Guatemala

September 22-24, 2015

North American Tea Association Conference

San Antonio, Texas

September 16-19, 2015

Natural Products Expo East

Baltimore, Maryland

September 11, 2015

Matchmaking Event: Global Development Sustainability ∙ Value Chains ∙ Food

Copenhagen, Denmark

September 8, 2015

Coffee, Climate and Deforestation - Seminar arranged by Focali, Rainforest Alliance and Universeum.

Gothenburg University, Sweden

September 3-5, 2015

In Good Company with FSC

Durban, South Africa

June 16-17, 2015

1st Sustainable Oils & Fats International Congress (SOFIC)

FIAP Jean Monnet, Paris, France

June 1-5, 2015

FSC® Lead Auditor Training Course

Richmond, Vermont, USA

May 13, 2015

2015 Leadership Summit

New York City

May 13, 2015

Rainforest Alliance 2015 Annual Gala

New York City

April 14-15, 2015

How Business Can Tackle Deforestation

Pew Conference Center, Washington, DC

April 11, 2015

ROM Speaks: Once Upon a Forest/Il Était une Forêt

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

March 27-29, 2015

Green Living Show 2015

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

March 23, 2015

NYC Once Upon a Forest Screening

March 21, 2015

Once Upon a Forest at the Environmental Film Festival

The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015

March 6-8, 2015

Natural Products Expo West

Anaheim Convention Center, Booth #2396, Anaheim, California, United States

February 26, 2015

Curious About Coffee?

January 21-22, 2015

Sustainable Foods Summit North America

San Francisco, CA

November 10-12, 2014

Webinar for Businesses: How Follow the Frog Can Boost Your Audience Engagement


October 27-30, 2014

VERGE San Francisco

Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA

October 22, 2014

Field Biologist Screening

Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave and 56th St., New York, NY 10022

October 1, 2014

Rotella Gallery Reception

468 West Broadway New York, NY NY 10012

September 28-29, 2014

The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

Mississauga, Canada

September 24-26 2014

Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ) Conference

Tokyo, Japan

September 16, 2014

2014 London Leadership Summit

RSA House in London

June 17-19, 2014


Davos, Switzerland

June 10-12, 2014

Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Conference

Rimini, Italy

June 9-14, 2014

World Cocoa Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 2, 2014

Sustainable Brands Conference

May 14, 2014

Bringing Rainforest Alliance to Your School

Online Webinar for Educators

May 7, 2014

2014 Sustainability & Certification Workshop

New York City

May 7, 2014

2014 Sustainability & Certification Innovation Workshop -- Post-Workshop Resources

New York, New York

May 7, 2014

The Rainforest Alliance 2014 Annual Gala

New York City

April 24-27, 2014

Specialty Coffee Association of America Annual Conference

Seattle, Washington

April 9, 2014

Global Cultures & Communities

Online Webinar for Educators

March 12, 2014

Local Action for Global Change -- Gearing up for Earth Day 2014

Online Webinar for Educators

March 3-7, 2014

FSC® Lead Auditor Training

Williamstown, Australia

February 12, 2014

Meet the Needs of the Common Core

Online Webinar for Educators

January 22-23, 2014

Sustainable Foods Summit

San Francisco, California

January 15, 2014

The Rainforest Alliance Learning Site and your Classroom

Online Webinar for Educators

January 13-23, 2014

Winter Getaway Auction



Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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