Dear COBA Community,
Over the last 2 years, the leadership of COBA and Slow Food San Francisco transitioned to a new group of advocates passionate about bringing good, clean, and fair food to SF. After our 2016 Conference at UCSF, the co-directors of COBA, Laura O’Donohue and Priya Fielding-Singh went on to start medical school and finish a Ph.D., respectively. We look forward to continuing to work on issues related to childhood obesity in these new roles.
Amidst this leadership transition, Slow Food SF was unable to host a 2017 COBA Conference. We know the community has continued to make progress and do important work on this issue, and we hope that you have found ways to connect and share this work with each other in the conference’s absence.
At the moment, there is no plan to host a COBA Conference in the coming year. Slow Food SF cares deeply about this issue and does not want to plan an event without the bandwidth to execute it properly. If you have any thoughts, questions, or suggestions, we encourage you to reach out to us at the email below. We would love to hear your ideas, including partnerships that would allow us to continue hosting the COBA Conference in the future.
Thank you for being a part of this community and for all the tremendous work that you do.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year,
Laura, Priya, and the Slow Food SF Board