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NCA Leadership

NCA Board of Directors and and committee members dedicate their time, energy, and expertise to creating a brighter future for the entire industry.

Please note that opportunities to serve on the NCA Board of Directors and official NCA committees are limited. Learn more about other opportunities to showcase your expertise at at the NCA


The NCA Board of Directors

The NCA is led by an elected Board of Directors, comprised of distinguished coffee professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in the industry. 

Limited positions are available for eligible NCA members. Learn more about the requirements for consideration to the Board

Board seats are extremely limited. If you are interested in serving on the NCA Board of Directors, please submit this application

Board of Directors Qualifications

View a list of the current NCA Board members


Next Generation Council

The NCA Next Generation Council is a new initiative from the NCA to support talented young professionals who are passionate about the coffee industry, creating inclusive pathways to future leadership.

NCA Committees

Our member-driven committees are crucial for shaping the Association’s strategic priorities and addressing key issues in coffee. These groups include the following:

Each committee consists of distinguished professionals who are uniquely qualified as experts in each area. Learn more

Committee seats are limited, and candidates must fulfill the specified prerequisites for consideration. If you are interested in serving on an NCA Committee, please submit this application


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NCA Convention 2020 Austin

5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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