2018 NASDA Annual Meeting


September 9, 2018 - September 12, 2018


Hartford Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103


Megan McDonald & Sara Arsenault






Registration is now live. Please see the registration fees below:

Registration Type

Early Bird


NASDA Members: Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture Only

State Staff: State Department of Agriculture Staff



NASDA Partners: 2018 NASDA Partners (NASDA's annual partners, which includes WPC 2018 & Annual Meeting 2018, formerly "Sponsor" registration type)

Local Partners: 2018 Local Partners (NASDA Annual Meeting Local Partners, formerly "Sponsor" registration type)

Industry Partners: NASDA Industry Partner. This registration type is for attendees from other organizations that are not sponsors/partners.



Affiliates: NASDA Affiliate Representatives (NAAMO, AAPFCO, etc.)

Federal Employees: i.e. USDA, EPA, FDA attendees



Speakers (receive comp one-day registration on the day they are speaking)



Spouse: Spouse of a meeting attendee. This registration type has a separate agenda.

Guest: A guest of a meeting attendee who does not fall under any of the other registration types. This registration type has a separate agenda.



One Day: Attendees who only attend one day of the conference



*Early Bird Registration ends on August 10, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

Hotel Block

Update: NASDA's room block is sold out, but rooms are available at the Hartford Marriott Downtown's prevailing rates. Please click the link below to book your room at the Marriott.

Other hotels near the Hartford Marriott Downtown are the Residence Inn Hartford Downtown and The Goodwin Hotel.

NASDA is currently holding a block of rooms at the Hartford Marriott Downtown at the rate of $189/night + 15% tax from September 7-12, 2018.

If you wish to make your reservation over the phone please call the Hartford Marriott directly at 860-249-8000 before the August 10 deadline. Please be sure to mention the NASDA Annual Meeting to receive the group rate.S

Please reach out to Sara Arsenault at sara@nasda.org or by phone at (571) 367-9908 if you have any questions about NASDA's hotel block.

Hotel Reservation Cancellations: You may cancel your reservations within 72 hours prior to the reservation arrival date without penalty.


Registration for the press is complimentary.

All plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and committee meetings are open to the press. Committee meetings are where our members vote and set policy for our association.

  • We ask that you register in advance of the meeting at the registration link above.
  • Please join us for breakfast and lunch Monday-Wednesday.
  • All press must sit in the designated area of the ballroom. If you do not pre-register, please leave your business card at the front desk prior to entering the ballroom.

Please contact Amanda Culp at amanda@nasda.org with additional questions. We hope to see you there!

Support this Event

When it comes to partner engagement, NASDA is committed to building lasting relationships within the food and agriculture industry. Partnership not only increases your organization’s visibility, but provides networking opportunities with over 300 individuals from state, local, and private organizations interested in advancing agriculture and food policies at the national level.

NASDA Members have a broad range of regulatory and promotional responsibilities. The local partnership program below provides your organization with insight on emerging legislative and regulatory issues from state and federal levels.

Please email Carly Grether at carly@nasda.org if you have questions about supporting the 2018 NASDA Annual Meeting.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to partner with us throughout the year through our annualized Partners Program.

2018 NASDA Foundation Pre-Conference

The NASDA Foundation is offering the first-ever Farm to School Pre-conference this year ahead of the NASDA Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Learn more and register today!