SeptEMBER 27 - OctOBER 1, 2021

In-Person at the grand hotel in salem, Oregon, and online!

We’re reuniting this fall to connect with industry influencers and thought leaders, and explore blueberry innovations sure to boost your bottom line!

This is your chance to reestablish relationships (in-person or virtually), discover the latest technologies and explore what’s next for blueberries. You’ll leave with knowledge and practices you can immediately apply to your operation.

In-person attendance is limited! Register early for discounted rates, and a chance for a free welcome package for the first 200 registrants. Learn more and register today!

Schedule Overview

 

September 27 | Welcome

Reconnect with familiar faces at our Welcome Reception beginning at 5 p.m.

 

September 28 | Tech Symposium

Our Tech Symposium will feature informative and engaging sessions on all things related to tech and innovation, with topics including pollination, robotics, crop estimation, packing, sorting, harvesting and quality assurance. End the day at our Tech Happy Hour, and connect with presenters and vendors in our expo hall.

 

September 29 | Tech Tour & Dinner

Join us for our Tech Tour and get an in-person look at some of the innovation you heard about during the Tech Symposium. This bus trip will include visits to local farms for live demonstrations.

End the day with our annual USHBC/NABC Dinner including live entertainment!

 

September 30 | USHBC & NABC Meetings

USHBC will hold various committee meetings including promotion, industry relations, export, good practices and health research, as well as its annual USHBC board meeting. All members of the blueberry industry are welcome to attend these meetings.

NABC will hold its crop report and board meetings. Attendance of the NABC meetings is complimentary for active members. Non-members may attend by applying for membership or purchasing a ticket.

 

October 1 | Field Day

Plan to stay in Oregon an extra day for one of two exclusive tours in the heart of blueberry country.

Details and registration for this event will be released in the coming weeks.

Monday, September 27, 2021
Exhibitor Setup2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWillamette Foyer
NABC Chair's Welcome Reception5:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Grand Hotel Lobby
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Welcome Breakfast & Registration7:00 AM - 8:00 AMWillamette
Break8:00 AM - 8:10 AMWillamette Foyer
Pollination8:10 AM - 9:30 AMWillamette
Break9:30 AM - 10:00 AMWillamette Foyer
Robotics10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWillamette
Lunch & Carbon Sequestration12:00 PM - 1:30 PMWillamette
1A: Crop Estimation1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWillamette A,B
1B: Packing & Sorting1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWillamette C,D
Break3:00 PM - 3:30 PMWillamette Foyer
2A: Harvesting3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWillamette A,B
2B: Quality Assurance and the Consumer Experience3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWillamette C,D
Tech Happy Hour4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWillamette Foyer
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Registration7:00 AM - 8:00 AMWest Gallery
Tech Tour8:00 AM - 2:00 PMoff-site
USHBC & NABC Dinner6:00 PM - 8:00 PMoff-site
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Blueberry Breakfast (R&D Highlight)7:00 AM - 8:00 AMCroisian Creek
NABC Board & 2021 Crop Report8:00 AM - 9:30 AMWillamette
Break9:30 AM - 9:50 AMWillamette Foyer
USHBC Promotion Committee9:50 AM - 10:50 AMWillamette
Break10:50 AM - 11:10 AMWillamette Foyer
1B: USHBC Export Committee11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSantiam 4,5,6
1A: USHBC Industry Relations11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSantiam 1,2,3
Lunch12:10 PM - 1:30 PMWillamette
2A: USHBC Good Practices Committee1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSantiam 1,2,3
2B: USHBC Health Research Committee1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSantiam 4,5,6
Break2:30 PM - 2:50 PMWillamette Foyer
USHBC Council2:50 PM - 4:15 PMWillamette
Friday, October 1, 2021
Blueberry Tours8:00 AM - 2:00 PMPorte Cochere
Time Zone: (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Boost Blueberry Innovation With Us!

Unite the blueberry industry by becoming a sponsor of the Innovate 2021: NABC/USHBC Tech Symposium & Fall Meetings! Reach out to Mandy Boarman at mboarman@nabcblues.org to learn more about our sponsorship packages that put you front and center with our valuable blueberry audience.  

Sponsorships sold out last spring, so sign up now!

Thank you to the generous sponsors who have already signed on!

Boost Sponsors

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Ticket Options

We've created our ticket options with you in mind!

Save money by purchasing an all-inclusive ticket or choose the specific events you'd like to attend in our ala carte menu. To select your ticket or get more details please click register now.

Ticket

Super Early Bird

Until July 31

Early Bird

Aug. 1-Aug. 14

Standard

Aug. 15-Sept. 30

NABC Member

$280

$340

$420

NABC Nonmember

$480

$570

$660

All-Inclusive tickets include:

  • Monday's Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday's Tech Symposium
  • Wednesday's Tech Tour
  • USHBC & NABC Dinner
  • Thursday's Meetings

 

  • NABC Board Meeting & Crop Report
  • Access to virtual platform and session recordings
  • All meals indicated on schedule

Choose your in-person or virtual a la carte options during registration.

In-Person Options

Session

Super Early Bird

Until July 31

Early Bird

Aug. 1-Aug. 14

Standard

Aug. 15-Sept. 30

Welcome Reception

Complimentary

Complimentary

Complimentary

Tech Symposium

$80

$100

$120

Tech Tour

$80

$100

$120

USHBC & NABC Dinner

$110

$130

$150

USHBC Committee Meetings

Complimentary

Complimentary

Complimentary

NABC Board Meeting
Members

Included

Included

Included

NABC Board Meeting
Nonmembers

$200

$220

$240

Blueberry Trail Tour

$50

$60

$70

Virtual Options

Session

Super Early Bird

Early Bird

Standard

Tech & Symposium Tour

$35

$50

$65

USHBC Committee Meetings

Complimentary

Complimentary

Complimentary

NABC Board Meeting
Members

Included

Included

Included

NABC Board Meeting
Nonmembers

$200

$220

$240