Have a question about the event? Please see frequently asked questions below. For additional information, please contact events@blueberry.org.


Who are the NABC and USHBC?
The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) is the voice of the blueberry industry in the U.S. and Canada, and its members represent approximately 70% of the North American highbush blueberry crop. NABC was instrumental in the establishment of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHABC), a federal agriculture research and promotion program with independent oversight from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USHBC represents blueberry growers and packers in North and South America who market their blueberries in the United States and overseas, and works to promote the growth and well-being of the entire blueberry industry.


When and where is the event?
The NABC/USHBC Virtual Conference & Expo is being held Monday, September 28- Thursday, October 1, 2020. The event will be held entirely online, and anyone who registers for free can attend. You can see what’s happening each day on the program.


Can I still register after the event starts?
Yes! You can register anytime here. Session recordings will be emailed out to registrants the week following the event if you miss anything. 


What if I can’t attend the entire event? Will it be recorded?
This event is packed with content, and we completely understand not being able to attend the entire event. Every keynote, concurrent session and live demo or performance will be recorded and posted on the website for registrants one week after the event. Activities and giveaways that require audience participation will not be recorded so we encourage you to attend those live.


Can we register after the event starts?
Absolutely! You can register at any point throughout the event. You will be able to access recordings of what you miss after the event, but you are welcome to join the event at any point.


I’m registered for the event. How do I attend during the event days?
Start by logging in at the top right corner of your screen by clicking “Log In.” If you only see “Register,” click that and hit “Already Registered? View or modify your existing registration” on the bottom of the screen. If you are still unable to log in, contact events@blueberry.org. Once you are logged in, you will see “Dashboard” on the top right corner of your screen where we will be listing attendee updates throughout the event.


How do I access sessions during the event?
Once you log in as an attendee, you will have access to sessions during the event days, as well as recordings after. Start by going to “Event Stage” on the top of your screen. Here we will be running the keynote sessions, activities, lunches and celebrations, and this page will be specific to the day. You can access all the concurrent sessions by clicking on their buttons on this page as well. This is really the content hub for the event; be sure to refresh the page often to access updates!


How do I access the Expo Hall during the event?
Once you log in as an attendee, you will have access to the Expo Hall during the event days. Start by going to “Expo Hall” on the top of your screen. You can click into “Expo Booths,” which will open as new windows on your browser. Click through all the amazing content and products they have to offer and connect with them!


Are there any games built into this event?
Yes! Throughout the event, attendees will have access to activities and games. You can earn points by visiting the Expo Hall and using booth features, and there will be activities during the Expo Breaks you can find on the program. Specific rules for the game will be posted on your Dashboard when the Expo Hall opens at the start of the event.


How do I become an NABC member or a future sponsor for these events?
For information about membership or sponsorship, please contact Mandy Boarman at mboarman@nabcblues.org. You can learn more about membership here.


I’m not an NABC or USHBC committee member. Should I still attend the meetings?
Yes! Throughout the event we have important committee and council meetings where the most important blueberry matters are discussed. These meetings are the foundation of this event, and these important discussions are open to the public.


I’m a sponsor or partner and I have a question about my booth. Who do I contact?
If you have any changes to your booth or questions, please send an email to events@blueberry.org. Someone on the NABC team will assist you as quickly as possible. Please know that booth updates may take some time but we will be working diligently on your updates.