Upcoming Events

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Marriott Minneapolis City Center -- Minneapolis, MN
    Registration is closed
    We are pleased to offer several options to enhance your educational experience during the 2018 Annual Conference.

    Pre-Registration is required for these sessions and several have participant limits. Register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot. Registration for the 2018 Annual Conference is required for complimentary participation in Educational Enhancements which occur before and during conference. You will not be allowed entry into these sessions unless you have pre-registered. 

    Offerings include a range of 1 to 4-hour sessions to focus on key competencies that impact your work including hands-on training and a more thorough review and explanation of programs with more time for Q&A. 

    Click here for a PDF listing of all offerings.

    To register for more than 1 program:
    - Click register
    - Register for first program
    - Complete registration for that offering
    - Click 'New Registration' or go back to main page and select register (again) to and follow prompts to register for additional program.


    Click here to visit our Annual Conference page. 

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Marriott City Center -- Minneapolis, MN
    Register


    Join us for the 2018 Annual National Conference. This is an event you do not want to miss! Registration opens December 6! Register prior to February 16 to take advantage of the early bird 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

      More details, including hotel information and a schedule, can be found on our Annual Conference page.


      Registration Fees and Options:

      Registration Type  

      Early Bird

      Until
      2/16/18 

      Advanced

      Until
      3/30/18 

      Regular

      After
      3/30/18 

      One Day
      Only 

       Member

       $450

       $525

       $545

       $220

       Non-Member: States/Allied/ Agriculture

       $745

       $825

       $845

       $305

       Non-Member: Industry/Associate

       $845

       $925

       $945

       $345

       Non-Member: Recipient Agency

       $600

       $675

       $695

       $255

       Federal Government

       $450

       $525

       $545

       $220

       Spouse or Guest

       $85

       $85

       $85

       N/A


      View our event cancellation, refund and no-show policies.

      • Sunday, April 29, 2018
      • 9:00 AM
      • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
      • 12:00 PM
      • Minneapolis, MN
      Registration is closed

      We are pleased to offer several organized outings to increase the opportunity to get to know your colleagues. Don't just attend the sessions, join your peers for networking and to share best practices! 

      Registration for the social outings will be available until April 6, 2018. After April 6, contact info@commodityfoods.org for availability.  

      To register for more than 1 outing:
      - Click register
      - Register for first outing (add guests for more than 1 ticket)
      - Complete registration for that outing
      - Click 'New Registration' or go back to social outings page and select register (again) to and follow prompts to register for additional outing.


      • Paisley Park After Dark Tour 
        Saturday, 6:15 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
        Cost: $80.00
        Are you a fan of Prince? Paisley Park After Dark Tour is the place for you. Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex. Please note transportation to and from the venue is included in the price of the tour. Transportation is included in the cost of the ticket. 

      • Minnesota Twins Baseball Games 
        Sunday, April 29- 1:10 p.m.
        Cost: $22.00
        Wednesday, May 2- 12:10 p.m.
        Cost: $30.00
        This is how we baseball! Minnesota, Minneapolis is home of the Minnesota Twins. Join your peers for a fun filled afternoon of baseball, hot dogs and beer. Transportation is not provided.
         
      • Surly Brewery Tour
        Tuesday, May 1- 7:30 p.m. 
        Cost: $10.00
        Hop on a public tour at Surly and we’ll run you through their brew house, fermentation cellar and packaging hall. You will finish on the tasting mezzanine where you’ll take down samples of our brews. Tasting glass, samples, and an expert guide are included. Transportation is not provided.

      • U.S. Bank Stadium Tour
        Monday, April 30- 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 
        Cost: $12.00

        U.S. Bank Stadium will give you behind-the-scenes access to the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. Discover the inner workings of U.S. Bank Stadium including premium clubs and suites, the Thomson Reuters Press Level, stadium art collection, team locker room, stadium floor and so much more. These tours will be offered during our Monday evening reception which is being held at the US Bank Stadium. Transportation is not provided.


      Click here to view 2018 Annual Conference page.


      • Friday, October 12, 2018
      • Camp Withycombe Armory and Event Center -- Clackamas, Oregon


      • Sunday, May 05, 2019
      • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
      • The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

      Save the Date!


      ACDA looks forward to welcoming you the amazing and impressive Niagara Falls, New York. Mark your calendar to join us for unbeatable education and networking. 

      More information coming soon!

      • Monday, April 27, 2020
      • Thursday, April 30, 2020
      • Hyatt Regency Seattle - Corner of 8th and Howell (Downtown Seattle)

      Save the Date!


      ACDA looks forward to welcoming you to thriving and exciting Seattle for unbeatable education and networking. 

      More information coming soon!

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