Coffee Gives Back Day of Service

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Coffee Gives Back

#NCA2020 | March 5-7 | Austin, TX

NCA 2020 Day of Service

How Coffee Gives Back to the Local Community

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The NCA Coffee Gives Back Day of Service offers Convention attendees an opportunity to give back to the host community through a local nonprofit. 

Organized by the NCA Next Generation Council in collaboration with our partner organization, NCA volunteers work in teams on assignments including (but not limited to) painting classrooms, building bee habitats, and sorting food donations.

It’s always lot of work, but the results are always worth it.

Plus, it's a great way to get to know your coffee colleagues and make meaningful connections - before the NCA Convention even begins. 

Please note that this is an extremely popular event with limited spots available and requires a nominal, non-refundable $25 fee. All proceeds benefit the local charity.

We strongly suggest volunteers wear casual clothes comfortable shoes. A packed lunch and t-shirt will be provided. 

Photo recap: Coffee Gives Back 2019 in Atlanta, GA

NCA 2020 Day of Service

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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