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#NCA2020 | March 5-7 | Austin, TX

NCA Convention FAQ

Your Guide to the Coffee Industry Event of the Year


Where should I stay?

The NCA 2020 Convention will be held at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin, and attendees are eligible for a discounted rate. Stay tuned for roomblock availability! Please note that spaces are limited.

What should I bring?

Extra business cards! 

The NCA Convention is business casual event. Keep in mind you'll be moving around between meetings and sessions - we recommend comfortable shoes and layers to accommodate conference room climate control. 

NCA Day of Service volunteers are encouraged to wear casual clothes and will need to wear flat, closed-toed shoes. 

Festive attire is encouraged for the Friday night theme party! (Details coming soon)

We're working to make your on-site experience even easier with more amenities - like the Cold Brew Lounge charging kiosk to keep your devices going after a long day of adding new contacts and posting about #NCA2020 on social. 

What if I have a food allergy or other medical concern?

Please reach out to the friendly NCA staff at info@ncausa.org and we will be happy to help!

When does the Early Bird Rate for the NCA 2020 Convention expire?

The Early Bird Rate will expire on January 11, 2020.

Please note that registration  rates will increase the week of the event. 

How do I download an attendee list?

In an effort to protect our attendees from third-party companies, we have not posted the online attendee list. To receive a link to the attendee list, please send an email to Thrisha Andrews at TCAndrews@ncausa.org. The link will also be provided after you complete your registration in a general attendee informational email.

More about the NCA Convention

#NCA2020 | March 5-7 | Austin, TX

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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