Annual National Conference (ANC)

Each year, ACDA sponsors a national conference that is unique among other association events. Naturally, there are the usual educational and networking opportunities at an ACDA conference. But rather than being an event where manufacturers and processors, brokers and distributors showcase their products and services, this conference convenes in the spirit of cooperation among its members, with everyone focusing on how to strengthen USDA Food Distribution Programs.

2018 Annual Conference: April 29 - May 2

ACDA is excited to invite you to exciting Minneapolis, Minnesota for unbeatable education
and networking opportunities. 

Register before March 30 to take advantage of the advanced registration rate! 

Highlights include:

    • Sessions for both beginners and advanced level employees
    • Community feeding sessions including TEFAP and CSFP
    • Understanding roles and responsibilities of different USDA Foods stakeholder groups
    • How to maximize USDA Foods entitlement dollars
    • Regulations and Guidance on Federal feeding programs
    • Procurement
    • Hot Topics in USDA Foods Programs

      About Minneapolis

      Minneapolis is the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication.

      No other American city has a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails within the city limits-literally steps from the most vibrant arts and music scene outside NYC, the best shopping in the region, and museums among the finest in the nation. From parks to Prada. From Muskie to Monet. From four-star to stargazing. From big games to household names, Minneapolis is the American city where natural and urban drama share a single stage.

      Learn more about what Minneapolis has to offer!

      Scholarship Opportunity Announced!

      Up to 20 scholarship slots are available for the 2018 ACDA conference in Minneapolis, MN. The scholarship can cover conference registration, hotel, and airfare depending upon need. 

      Please return the scholarship application to by March 15, 2018 for consideration. 

      Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 1, 2018.

      Apply Now! Click here to access the application form.

      Upcoming ANC's


      April 29th through May 2nd
      Minneapolis Marriott City Center
      Minneapolis, Minnesota


      May 5th through May 8th
      The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls
      Niagara Falls, NY


      April 27th through April 30th
      Hyatt Regency Seattle
      Seattle, WA

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