48th Annual Conference Schedule and Registration


JOIN US October 23rd – 25th, 2024  at
Best Western PLUS Hood River Inn
in Hood River, OR


2024 Theme : Building Bridges to a New Horizon

How do we stay true to our values while moving forward? Can we look forward and still honor our past? As we turn each new page, and turn the wheel of our lives once again, we have the good fortune to be able to meet once again in October for inspiration, cutting-edge education, and connection by participating in Provender’s Annual Educational Conference.

Real People, Real Connections

We all got into the natural foods trade not just to make a living but to make a difference and make the world a better place. Independent integrity matters for a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for our precious planet’s future. These ideas are the foundation that our community is built upon. It is so good to see familiar faces and find fresh connections after we’ve been so isolated.  At the Conference you can look forward to connecting with long-time friends and making new ones. Socializing opportunities begin Wednesday evening with a Happy Hour as a great way to roll into conference mode, then continue through our famous Meet Your Makers event, and on to live music (very live) on Friday evening.  Don’t forget to visit the Sample Room!

Conference Keynotes and Workshops
This year’s theme is “Building Bridges to a New Horizon”. The line-up of keynote speakers and workshops are being carefully planned around that theme now. There will be presenters from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, on topics that are relevant to present-day circumstances and to the future well-being of our planet.  Registration will be open soon!

Full Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday schedules – Coming soon

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Conference Keynotes and Workshop highlights will be available soon:

 Wednesday Intensive (full-day Session, separate registration)


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Thursday Keynote Speaker

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Friday Keynote Speaker


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Full Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday schedules

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These are not just a series of one-way seminars. The Provender Conference provides multiple opportunities for you to engage in meaningful ways, formally and informally. You’ll experience authentic networking with presenters and other attendees. Be a part of the deep connection that Provender Alliance provides during the 48th Annual Educational Conference

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The whole Provender community looks forward to connecting with you very soon. Registration will be available soon.