Member Menu

 Tentative Schedule of Events

*Schedule is subject to change


 Tuesday 1/21 – Hop Research Council Winter Meeting

9:00am - 5:00pm  Convention Registration 
8:00am - 5:30pm Hop Research Council Members Meeting (members only)
1:30pm - 4:00pm National Clean Plant Network for Hops Board Meeting


Wednesday 1/22 – HRC Research Reports & American Hop Convention Kick-Off

6:00am - 9:00am Exhibitor Set-up in Exhibit Hall
7:30am - 5:00pm Convention Registration
10:00am - 5:00pm Trade Show
8:00am - 11:45am Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 1
10:00am - 11:00am Poster Session – with authors
12:00pm - 1:15pm Buffet Lunch (Add-on ticket REQUIRED)
1:15pm - 2:45pm Hop Research Council Reports – Session 2
2:30pm - 4:30pm HGA Executive Board Meeting 
3:00pm - 6:00pm Hop Research Council Budget Meeting
4:30pm - 5:30pm  Small Grower Forum
6:00pm - 9:00pm Hop Convention Welcome Reception - Marriott Ballroom
7:00pm - 8:30pm HRC Silent Auction - Marriott Ballroom 
9:00pm - Midnight Hospitality Event - hosted at the Marriott


Thursday 1/23 – American Hop Convention

8:00am - 5:00pm Convention Registration
8:30am - 5:00pm Trade Show
7:30am - 9:00am US Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee Meeting
9:00am - Noon

General Session – Beer and Brewing

Invited Speakers and Panelist: James Watson, Rabobank; Joe Heaton, Beer Institute; Bart Watson, Brewers Association; Chris Swersey, Brewers Association          

12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch with Speaker: Beer Distribution 101
2:30pm - 3:30pm

General Session - The Future of Hemp

Invited Speakers and Panelists: Bourcard Nesin, Rabo AgriFinance; Jay Noller, World Hemp Innovation Center; Curtis J. Winar, Frost PLLC

1:30pm - 5:00pm Hop Quality Group Meeting 
2:30pm - 3:30pm Seminar - Automated Hop Stringing Project Updates - Kevin Oldenburg 
4:00pm - 5:00pm Seminar – Techniques for Measuring Moisture in Hops – Tom Reid
3:30pm - 4:30pm Good Bines Program and HGA Website Updates
3:45pm - 5:30pm  General Session - Human Resources on the Farm
6:00pm - 7:00pm Transportation to Crystal Ballroom 
6:30pm - 10:30pm

‘Celebrate Oregon’ Dinner and Brewers Festival at the Crystal Ballroom & Presentation of the Cascade Cup

9:00pm - 10:30pm Transportation to the Marriott Hotel
9:30pm - 12:00am Hospitality Event at the Marriott - Hop Quality Group


Friday 1/24 – American Hop Convention

8:00am - Noon Convention Registration
8:30am - 2:00pm Trade Show 
7:30am - 9:00am Best Practices Committee Meeting 
9:00am - 10:30am HGA Business Meeting 
10:30am - Noon General Session - Merchant Panel - Global Focus
12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch with Speaker: Climate and Weather Patterns
1:30pm - 3:00pm General Session - Merchant Panel - Domestic Focus
3:00pm - 4:00pm Green House Certifications 
1:30pm - 5:00pm Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 5:00pm BA Individual Group Meetings (Portland)

Liberty Building, 32 N 3rd St - Suite 408 \ Yakima, WA 98901 Mail to: P.O. Box 2885 \ Yakima, WA 98907 1.509.453.4749