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.
Welcome | Reconnect with familiar faces at our Welcome Reception beginning at 5 p.m.
|Monday, September 27, 2021|
|Exhibitor Setup||2:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Willamette Foyer|
|NABC Chair's Welcome Reception||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||The Gallery|
|Tuesday, September 28, 2021|
|Registration||6:00 AM - 7:00 AM||Willamette Foyer|
|Welcome Breakfast & Keynote||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM||Willamette|
|Break||8:00 AM - 8:10 AM||Willamette Foyer|
|Innovation in Pollination||8:10 AM - 9:30 AM||Willamette|
|Break||9:30 AM - 10:00 AM||Willamette Foyer|
|Robotics in the Field||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Willamette|
|Carbon Sequestration Lunch||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM||Willamette|
|1B: Improvements in Fruit Quality||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Santiam 4,5,6|
|1A: Precision in Crop Estimation||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Santiam 1,2,3|
|Break||3:00 PM - 3:15 PM||Santiam Gallery|
|2B: Technology and the Consumer Experience||3:15 PM - 4:30 PM||Santiam 4,5,6|
|2A: Advancements in Mechanical Harvesting to Reduce PostHarvest Losses||3:15 PM - 4:30 PM||Santiam 1,2,3|
|Tech Cocktail Hour||4:30 PM - 5:30 PM||Willamette Foyer|
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|
|Registration||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM||West Gallery|
|Tech Tour||8:00 AM - 4:15 PM||off-site|
|USHBC & NABC Dinner||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||off-site|
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 AM||Crosian B&C|
|NABC Board & 2021 Crop Report||8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Willamette|
|Break||9:30 AM - 9:50 AM||Willamette Foyer|
|USHBC Promotion Committee||9:50 AM - 10:50 AM||Willamette|
|Break||10:50 AM - 11:10 AM||Willamette Foyer|
|1B: USHBC Export Committee||11:10 AM - 12:10 PM||Santiam 4,5,6|
|1A: USHBC Industry Relations||11:10 AM - 12:10 PM||Santiam 1,2,3|
|Lunch||12:10 PM - 1:30 PM||Willamette|
|2A: USHBC Good Practices Committee||1:30 PM - 2:30 PM||Santiam 1,2,3|
|2B: USHBC Health Research Committee||1:30 PM - 2:30 PM||Santiam 4,5,6|
|Break||2:30 PM - 2:50 PM||Willamette Foyer|
|USHBC Council||2:50 PM - 4:15 PM||Willamette|
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 Tour||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM||Porte Cochere|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to the generous sponsors who have already signed on!
A & B Packing
State and Country Supporters