Online registration is now open for the National Chicken Council’s 60th Annual Conference  scheduled Wednesday, October 29 through Thursday, October 30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.  Join other senior executives from U.S. chicken processing companies and allied industries to address current legislative, political, regulatory, business, economic, and international trade issues affecting the chicken industry.

To register, visit the conference website at  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

Please note that the deadline to make hotel reservations at the Ritz-Carlton is October 7.  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 $385 per night, plus tax.  You can make hotel reservations online via

Following is a preliminary conference schedule:

Wednesday, October 29

8:30 a.m. to Noon    NCC Communications Committee Meeting

Noon-1:30 p.m.    Board of Directors Buffet Luncheon (open to NCC board members and allied leader representatives)

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 30

7:15-8:15 a.m.    Conference Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.-Noon   Morning General Session

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

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

4:30-6:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception