2024 Conference - Wilmington, North Carolina


The 2024 NARBA Conference took place on February 27th & 28th and was our 20th Annual Conference!

We partnered with the North Carolina Caneberry Association and featured sessions highlighting this growing region.

The 2024 Conference included engaging research presentations, networking opportunities and a local farm tour of the region.

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The 2024 conference was broken down into the following sessions:

  • Fundamentals of Caneberry Production
    • February 26th at 1:00pm
  • Pest and Disease Control
  • Plant Management
  • Breeding
  • New Technology
  • Long Cane Production Management
  • North Carolina Caneberry Industry
  • North Carolina Farm Tour

2024 Conference Poster Sessions

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association is pleased to offer conference participants a way to share their latest research findings. Posters may be submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and extension educators associated with academic institutions and government agencies (USDA, etc.), and by industry researchers.
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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.
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Our Hotel

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront will be our host hotel and is just steps away from the Wilmington Convention Center. The hotel overlooks the Cape Fear River and Battleship North Carolina and the Wilmington Downtown Riverwalk passes by its door. Enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar, savor free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening receptions. 

NARBA 2024 conference sponsorships lead


Sponsors are crucial for keeping registrant fees low, bringing high quality presenters, and providing a valuable conference experience for all. We can create value for your company as a sponsor and support your marketing and outreach goals with face-to-face networking opportunities.

We offer many levels of sponsorship support. Join us for our 20th Annual Conference as a sponsor to:

  • Increase industry presence and recognition
  • Build relationships with growers, industry, and peers
  • Provide industry support of research, breeding & production management development
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Industry showcase

The pre-function areas of the Wilmington Convention Center will be turned into tradeshow of products and services for caneberry growers and industry. These booths will surround the main conference area and can be visited before, during and after all 2 days of sessions with dedicated times each day. Contact information for all exhibitors will be included in the conference program & online.

Exhibitor fees: **SOLD OUT**

  • Single space: $575
  • Double space: $800 (includes one conference registration)
  • Electrical Access Fee (Single 5a connection): $35

Platinum Sponsor

HOST Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

BRONZE Sponsors

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2024 Conference Registration

**FARM TOUR IS SOLD OUT** We have started a waitlist, please contact info@raspberryblackberry.com to be added. We will fill spots on a first come, first serve basis.


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2024 Conference Registration

**The Conference and North Carolina Farm Tour are Sold Out** We have started a waitlist, please contact info@raspberryblackberry.com to be added. We will fill spots on a first come, first serve basis.

No refunds will be given for registration of any activities of the 2024 Raspberry & Blackberry Conference after February 11th, 2024.

NARBA’s 2023 Annual  Conference was held Tampa, Florida