SeptEMBER 27 - OctOBER 1, 2021

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

In-Person events are sold out, but Virtual options are still available. 

Schedule 

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

Monday, September 27, 2021
Exhibitor Setup2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWillamette Foyer
NABC Chair's Welcome Reception5:00 PM - 6:00 PMThe Gallery
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Registration6:00 AM - 7:00 AMWillamette Foyer
Welcome Breakfast & Keynote7:00 AM - 8:00 AMWillamette
Break8:00 AM - 8:10 AMWillamette Foyer
Innovation in Pollination8:10 AM - 9:30 AMWillamette
Break9:30 AM - 10:00 AMWillamette Foyer
Robotics in the Field10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWillamette
Carbon Sequestration Lunch12:00 PM - 1:15 PMWillamette
1A: Precision in Crop Estimation1:30 PM - 3:00 PMSantiam 1,2,3
1B: Improvements in Fruit Quality1:30 PM - 3:00 PMSantiam 4,5,6
Break3:00 PM - 3:15 PMSantiam Gallery
2B: Technology and the Consumer Experience3:15 PM - 4:30 PMSantiam 4,5,6
2A: Advancements in Mechanical Harvesting to Reduce PostHarvest Losses3:15 PM - 4:30 PMSantiam 1,2,3
Tech Cocktail Hour4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWillamette Foyer
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Registration7:00 AM - 8:00 AMWest Gallery
Tech Tour8:00 AM - 4:15 PMoff-site
USHBC & NABC Dinner6:00 PM - 8:00 PMoff-site
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

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!

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Blueberry Breakfast (R&D Highlight)7:00 AM - 7:45 AMCrosian B&C
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
1A: USHBC Industry Relations11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSantiam 1,2,3
1B: USHBC Export Committee11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSantiam 4,5,6
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
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

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.

Friday, October 1, 2021
Blueberry Trail Tour8:00 AM - 2:00 PMPorte Cochere
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]
Joe Davidson, Ph.D.
Joe Davidson, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
Assistant Professor
Brian Foote
Brian Foote
Oxbo International
Berry Sales Manager
Geoff Furniss
Geoff Furniss
TOMRA Fresh Food
CEO
Patricio Munoz
Patricio Munoz
University of Florida
Blueberry Breeder
Anantharaman (Ananth) Kalyanaraman, Ph.D.
Anantharaman (Ananth) Kalyanaraman, Ph.D.
USDA Institute for Agricultural AI for Transforming Workforce and Decision Support (AgAID), Washington State University
Lead PI and Director
Manoj Karkee. Ph.D.
Manoj Karkee. Ph.D.
Washington State University
Associate Professor

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.

This will be a hybrid event, so attend in-person or from the comfort of your own home, office or field.

In-person attendance is currently at capacity, but you can still be added to the waitlist. We have plenty of space open for our virtual event, which gives you access to:

  • The Tech Symposium on Tuesday.
  • The Tech Tours on Wednesday.
  • All of the committee meetings on Thursday.
  • The entire virtual platform where you can connect with attendees and sponsors. 

Access virtual options by choosing "A La Carte Attendee" during the registration process. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist for in-person attendance, you can click "Add me to the waitlist" for those options. If you have any questions, please reach out to events@blueberry.org for more information. 

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

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