Kick-Off Celebration


Celebrate, relax, and meet with old friends after a full day of workshops at the ACORN Kick Off and BCS Raffle event. Purchase your ticket now or at the door Monday evening.


Local cover musician Nick Doneff will set the tone of the evening with a variety of hits on the mainstage in the Palmer-Pope room beginning at 7:30 PM.

Photo Booth

Capture the moment at the Conference Kick-Off Celebration in the photo booth - hosted by Instabooth and sponsored by Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Gather your business team for a professional photo or take some silly photos with friends. We’ll have props and professionals on site to make the most of your moment in the spotlight. Don’t forget to upload your photos to social media with #ACORNConference.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, during the Conference Kick-Off

Participation is FREE.


Circulate the trade show to sample a variety of local organic beverages, alcohol, and snacks.

Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security
Just Us! Coffee
Small Farm Canada


Join us for the ACORN Conference Kick-Off, sponsored by BCS Canada. Celebrate, relax, and meet with friends - old and new - after a day of workshops. This event will include a sampling of local and organic food prepared by the Delta Prince Edward’s Chef Javier Alarco, featuring local and organic beverages for purchase from Barnone Brewery, Deep Roots Distillery, Heart Beet Organics, Island Honey Wine Company, and Upstreet Brewery. Explore the trade show for additional opportunities to sample and taste local products.


This year’s Conference Kick-Off features live music entertainment from Nick Doneff, a PEI-based folk singer-songwriter. Since relocating to Charlottetown from Ontario in 2013, Nick has become a staple in the PEI music scene. With his eclectic blend of funky folk, original works, and familiar cover tunes, he is sure to keep everyone moving and singing along.


Finally, don’t miss this! At this year’s event, networking with other delegates and businesses makes you eligible for a major prize giveaway!  Thanks to our friends at BCS Canada, CR Yardworks and Veseys Equipment, the ACORN Conference will host a draw for a $3,500 prize. Yes, you read that right! There is no additional cost to enter. Just attend the Conference Kick-Off and participate in an interactive networking activity. The more you network, the more chances you’ll have to enter. Be sure to arrive on time to hear the contest rules. Prize winners will be announced later in the evening. Please note: you must be present when your name is drawn to win.

Palmer-Pope Room

Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown

Monday, November 26th

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Conference Kick-Off

Tickets: $20 or FREE with a Full Conference Pass