Save the Date!

The 2024 NARBA Conference will take place on February 27th & 28th and will be our 20th Annual Conference! We will be partnering with the North Carolina Caneberry Association and will feature sessions highlighting this growing region.

Join us for engaging research presentations, networking opportunities and local farm tours of the region. Conference registration & hotel room block will open in September.

We know that not everyone can travel and join us in person, so we will offer a partial conference virtual option and will release details later this year.


The 2024 conference will be broken down into the following sessions:

  • Fundamentals of Caneberry Production
  • Pest and Disease
  • Plant Management
  • New Technology
  • Production Management
  • Berry Special Topics
  • North Carolina Caneberry Industry
  • North Carolina Farm Tour

Wilmington, North Carolina – Our Host City

Wilmington, North Carolina is an award-winning destination where historic charm blends seamlessly with modern design and new attractions. Our conference will take place at the Wilmington Convention Center which boasts walkable access to shops, restaurants, nightlife and memorable coastal activities just minutes away. North Carolina also provides an opportunity for networking in the rapidly expanding caneberry industry of the Southeast growing region. Learn More!



Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront – Our Host Hotel

Our host hotel is just steps away from the Wilmington Convention Center, where the educational session will be held. The hotel overlooks the Cape Fear River and Battleship North Carolina and the Wilmington Downtown Riverwalk passes by their door. Enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar, enjoy free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening receptions. Special rates are locked in at $179-$199 per night. Learn More!

Book your room now!


Conference Sponsorship:

The NARBA Conference is excited to offer opportunities for specialized sponsorship of our event with custom activations and targeted sponsorships. There will also be opportunities to exhibit at the Conference Tradeshow. Contact for more information on how we can create value for your company and support your marketing and outreach goals with face-to-face networking opportunities. 


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