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The Oldways Whole Grains Council holds a conference every other year, bringing together scientists, chefs, manufacturers, health professionals, foodservice operators, distributors and media who share an interest in whole grains. 

Highlights from Our 2018 Conference

Our most recent conference was held November 4-6 at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel. Powerpoints are available now, and we’ll post videos from the conference sometime in December 2018. View presentations, photos, & resources from our 2018 Conference

Our next conference will likely be held in fall 2020. We’ll update this page with more details as they become available.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

Project Sponsors

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Event Sponsors

Bob's Red Mill's Logo
General Mills' Logo
The Sorghum Checkoff's logo

Benefactor Sponsors

InHarvest's company logo
Everspring Farms logo

Conference Pricing

 

Early Bird Rate (ends Aug. 1, 2018)

Aug. 2, 2018 — Nov. 4, 2018
WGC Members (1st person) FREE FREE
WGC Members (additional registrants) $345 $395
Sponsors FREE according to sponsorship level FREE according to sponsorship level
RDs, Health Professionals, Government $395 $445
**RDs, Health, Gov — Sun Nov 4 only $75 $125
**RDs, Health, Gov — Mon Nov 5 only  $225 $275
**RDs, Health, Gov — Tues Nov 6 only $75 $125
**RDs, Health, Gov — Sun Nov 4 + Mon Nov 5 $300 $350
**RDs, Health, Gov — Mon Nov 5 + Tues Nov 6 $310 $360
Local Growers and Food Non-Profits $370 $420
Standard Registration $645 $695
Student Rate $100 $150
 
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I was impressed by the number of thoughtful and in-depth presentations throughout the conference. Almost every single talk I attended was well prepared and highly informative, laying out important issues for the foodservice industry, but equally interesting for anyone wanting to learn more.

– S.G., journalist

All of the speakers were excellent and very applicable to foodservice specifically. The demos were a good addition too, and helped keep things interesting and were helpful when thinking about prep ideas for foodservice operators. – T.S., manufacturer/sponsor

What I liked best was the variety of speakers that created a well-rounded exploration of the topic. I also liked being able to connect with the sponsors at the tables and tasting all the grains in the conference meals.

 – K.N., speaker

I liked that it was a different kind of conference. There was a lot of interesting information and I brought back several ideas and hopefully ways to incorporate different grains, but also ways to market to people so that they will try it.

 – B.P., foodservice dietitian

All of our conferences feature top-notch speakers, delicious whole grain foods, lively audiences and plenty of networking, plus great opportunities for sponsors to showcase their whole grain creativity.

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Access Past Conference Proceedings

You can access a wealth of materials — presentations, reports, handouts, photos, even videos — from our previous whole grains conferences by clicking here