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.

2020 Annual Conference: April 27- April 30

ACDA is excited to invite you to Seattle, Washington for unbeatable education
and networking opportunities. 

Register before February 28th 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! 

        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

        Up to 15 scholarships will be available for the 2020 ACDA conference in Seattle, WA. Scholarships can cover conference registration, hotel, transportation, and airfare depending upon need. 

        Scholarship applications will be accepted through Wednesday, November 27, 2019. All applications must be submitted electronically using the below link. 

        Scholarship recipients will be notified in January of award. 

        Apply Now! Click here to access the application form.

        Upcoming ANC's


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


        April 21st through May 1st
        Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

        Orlando, FL

        Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software