The deadline to register to attend  the National Chicken Council’s 58th Annual Conference is approaching.  The conference is scheduled October 10-11 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C.  All those who wish to participate must register and make hotel reservations by September 18. 

If you plan to attend the upcoming conference but have not yet registered,  visit the conference website at www.nationalchickencouncil.org/conference/ to complete your registration online.  Click on “Register Now,” located on the right-hand side of the home page.  You will be asked to log in with your user name and passcode.  Your user name is your business email address on file with NCC.  If you do not remember your passcode, you can recover it via the log-in page.  If you need assistance, contact Maggie Ernst, NCC’s senior director of meetings & member services, via email at mernst@chickenusa.org.

Please note that conference participants are required to make their own hotel reservations at the Mandarin Oriental hotel no later than September 18.  After that date, hotel accommodations cannot be guaranteed and discounted group rates will not be available.  Hotel room rates for the National Chicken Council are $315 per night, plus tax.  Online hotel reservations can be made now by clicking here and choosing “attendee” as the guest type.  You may also call the hotel at 1-888-888-1778 to make reservations by mentioning NCC.  The Mandarin Oriental hotel is in close proximity to the National Mall and some of Washington’s most iconic monuments and museums.

A preliminary schedule of events is as follows:

Wednesday, October 10

1:30-5:00 p.m.    Board of Directors Meeting (open to NCC board members, allied leader representatives, and invited guests only)

6:00-7:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception

Thursday, October 11

7:00-8:00 a.m.    Conference Continental Breakfast

8:00-11:45 a.m.   Morning General Session

11:45-1:30 p.m.    Conference Luncheon

1:30-4:00 p.m.     Afternoon General Session

5:00-6:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception