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.

2021 Annual Conference: April 25 - 28

ACDA is excited to invite you to exciting New Orleans, Louisiana for unbeatable education
and networking opportunities. Registration will open soon! 

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

Earn CEU Credits:

We will be offering CEU credits for sessions attended during the 2021 Annual Conference. 

About New Orleans

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, and it's annual celebrations and festivals. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. 

Essentially an island between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans is a city defined and shaped by waterways. Nicknamed the Crescent City because of its quarter-moon shape, New Orleans was isolated from the mainland for close to 250 years. 

From its world-class restaurants and eclectic art scene to its distinctive architecture and neighborhoods, New Orleans is like no other city.  Add in its jazzy soundtrack and tropical climate, this is a destination everyone can enjoy. 

Learn more and plan your trip at 

USDA Letter to State Agencies

Once ACDA receives the USDA letter encouraging state agency attendance at the Annual Conference, we will provide a downloadable link here. 

Upcoming Annual Conference Events


April 21st through April 27th
Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

Orlando, FL


April 15th through April 18th

Anaheim Marriott 

Anaheim, California

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