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.
2020 Annual Conference: October 20 - 22
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the event ban in our host city of Seattle, Washington, ACDA leadership has decided to transition our Annual Conference scheduled for April 27-30 to a virtual conference. The Virtual Conference will be held October 20 - 22, 2020.
In an effort to continue to provide education and resources to our constituents (including valuable CE credits), we are excited to offer virtual attendance to the conference and on-demand viewing of the sessions. We hope to see you online!
Frequently Asked Questions:
If I already registered, do I need to register again?
No, if you have not contacted ACDA to cancel your registration, we will transfer your registration and refund you the difference.
If I cancel my registration will I get a full refund?
Yes, while we encourage you to attend the virtual conference, ACDA is providing full refunds.
Will I still obtain CE (continuing education) credits?
Yes, we will be offering CE credits for sessions attended online.
What will the Virtual Conference look like?
The virtual conference will consist of online presentations, interactive chat rooms, Q&A sessions with the presenters, downloadable session material, a resource library, and on-demand session capabilities.
We appreciate your patience as we shift our presenters and attendees to an online experience.
As always, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions.
USDA Letter to State Agencies
Click here for a copy of the USDA letter to state agencies encouraging attendance at the 2020 ACDA Annual Conference.
Scholarship Opportunities for 2020