ACDA Annual Conference 

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 - 21

ACDA is going virtual and we couldn't be more excited to share what we have planned! The 2020 ACDA Virtual Conference, brings you an opportunity to hear from USDA and other industry experts, get connected with members nationwide, share best practices, and more!

2020 Program Book:

Click here to download the program book. 
Schedule Highlights:

This conference will include sessions that focus on the following areas:

  • Household Programs
  • Menu Solutions
  • Procurement
  • Processing
  • USDA Foods Best Practices
  • Policy Updates 
  • Navigating COVID-19

Networking Hub:

Get connected with conference attendees through our networking hub where you can chat 1:1 or in a group, interact with presenters and share how your organization is adapting to the changes due to COVID-19.

Earn CEU Credits:

We will be offering CEU credits for sessions attended during the 2020 Virtual Conference as well as through on-demand sessions attended up to 30 days after the conference.

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 Q&A sessions with the presenters, downloadable session material, 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 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.

Upcoming ANC's


April 25th through April 28th
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA


April 21st through April 27th
Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

Orlando, FL


April 15th through April 18th

Anaheim Marriott 

Anaheim, California

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