2017 Annual Conference- Schedule of Events

IFTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*


Join us for the IFTA 60th Annual Conference in Wenatchee, WA

2017 Annual Conference Registration Schedule of Events
Conference Program Sponsors Travel Information

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
IFTA Board of Trustees Meeting

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
REGISTRATION
Main Lobby, Wenatchee Convention Center

WELCOME RECEPTION 6:00PM-8:00PM
Pybus Public Market Event Center

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016
REGISTRATION
Main Lobby, Wenatchee Convention Center

ORCHARD TOURS 7:30AM-5:00PM
Wenatchee, Chelan and Brewster

IFTA WOMEN'S NETWORK EVENT 6:30PM-8:30PM
Orchard North Room, Wenatchee Convention Center

New for 2017! You are invited to join the new IFTA Women’s Network for the first annual IFTA Women’s Network Event at the Annual Conference in Wenatchee.  The IFTA Women’s Network was created to champion the important work women are doing in the industry, give opportunities for networking, and initiate lifelong mentorships and friendships.  This event is not just for women but for everyone that wants to celebrate their contribution to our great industry. You will hear about the challenges and successes from some of the most recognized leaders in the industry.   

We have three outstanding women sharing their story with the guidance of Shannon Dininny, the Editor of the Good Fruit Grower:
Deborah Moore – VP, Washington Ag Forestry Leadership Program
Dena Ybarra – Owner, Columbia Basin Nursery
Lisa Jenereaux – Spurr Bros Farms Ltd; IFTA Board of Directors

Expect lots of laughter, fun and inspiration.  The event will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 pm in the Orchard North Room of the Wenatchee Convention Center.  Cost is only $20 and includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket.  Young professionals are free!

Sign up when you register for the annual conference and be a part of this incredible event!

IFTA Women’s Network....Sharing Connecting Inspiring!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 , 2017
REGISTRATION
Main Lobby, Wenatchee Convention Center

SESSION I - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Grand Apple Ballroom, Wenatchee Convention Center

LUNCH - 12:00PM-1:30PM

SESSION II - 1:30PM-5:00PM

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS RECEPTION  6:00PM-7:00PM
Golden Delicious Room, Wenatchee Convention Center

COCKTAILS 6:00PM-7:00PM
Orchard Hall Foyer, Wenatchee Convention Center

AWARDS BANQUET 7:00PM-9:00PM
Orchard Hall, Wenatchee Convention Center

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
ORCHARD TOURS 7:30AM-5:00PM
Mattawa, Royal Slope

IFTA RESEARCH COMMITTEE 7:00PM - 8:30PM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
REGISTRATION
Main Lobby, Wenatchee Convention Center

SESSION III - 8:00AM-11:45AM

LUNCH 11:45AM-1:00PM
Orchard Hall, Wenatchee Convention Center

SESSION IV 1:00PM-4:00PM

IFTA Board of Directors Meeting

 

Schedule at a Glance

IFTA Wenatchee 2017 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Educational Program: From Bud to Bin

  • Sun Feb 19 – Opening Reception including WA Industry PPT
  • Mon Feb 20 – Orchard Tours
  • Tues Feb 21 – Session I and II - Establishment and growing the tree
  • Weds Feb 22 – Orchard Tours
  • Thurs Feb 23 – Sessions III and IV – Growing and harvesting the fruit