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.

2019 Annual Conference: May 5 - May 8

ACDA is excited to invite you to exciting Niagara Falls, New York for unbeatable education
and networking opportunities. 

Register before March 1 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 Niagara Falls 

      Niagara Falls is a city on the Niagara River, in New York State. It’s known for the vast Niagara Falls, which straddle the Canadian border. In Niagara Falls State Park, the Observation Tower, at Prospect Point, juts out over Niagara Gorge for a view of all 3 waterfalls. Trails from the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center lead to other viewpoints. The Aquarium of Niagara is home to Humboldt penguins, seals and sea lions.

      Learn more about what Niagara Falls has to offer!

      Scholarship Opportunities for 2019

      ACDA will provide up to 20 scholarships to attend the 2019 ACDA Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, NY. The scholarship can cover conference registration, hotel, and airfare depending upon need. 

      The scholarship application deadline was January 15, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 15, 2019.

      Upcoming ANC's


      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


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

      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software