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:

Due to ongoing concerns about the current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the recent 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.

Our members, partners and colleagues are our top priority and we strongly believe this is the right decision given the current circumstances. 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 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. Stay tuned for more details about ACDA's 2020 Virtual Conference!

Register before April 3rd to take advantage of the advanced registration rate! 

      Highlights include:

      • Sessions for both beginners and advanced level employees
      • Community feeding sessions including Farm to Food Bank, Utilizing Technology, and a comprehensive look at CSFP
      • BMI Update 
      • New and Reformulated USDA Foods
      • How to cook for special diets
      • Procurement - What to include in your RFP's, BID's and IFP's
      • Hot Topics in USDA Foods Programs

        About Seattle

        Seattle is a beautiful city surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests! It is Washington State’s largest city and home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. Seattle's most iconic landmark is the Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy. See what adventure awaits you in the beautiful city of Seattle!

        Hotel Information 

        Book your room at the Hyatt Regency by March 31st to get the discounted rate of $199 + taxes and fees! For more details, please click on the Hotel Information Tab

        Click here to book your room! 

        Overflow hotel - Residence Inn Marriott - Click Here to Book Your Room! 

        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

        We are happy to announce we offered 20  scholarships to attend the 2020 ACDA conference in Seattle, WA. 

        Thank you to all our applicants. 

        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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