2025 Conference - Kona, Hawaii

Above image courtesy of OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa

About

The 2025 NARBA Conference will take place on February 3rd-6th in Kona on the Island of Hawai’i!

We are teaming up with The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) to host the 2025 annual meeting and conference at the OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa on the Island of Hawai’i. The 2025 Conference will offer premium opportunities to network, learn about latest advancements in research, and hear about emerging technologies in the caneberry and strawberry industries across North America.

More details to come and registration will open in July. 

2025 NARBA Conference Website Save the Date
2025 NARBA Conference Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa Kaleiopapa Convention Center Ballroom
Courtesy of OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa

Schedule

The 2025 conference will kick off with an opening reception on Monday, February 3rd and educational sessions will begin on Tuesday, February 4th. Conference content will continue on Wednesday, February 5th and there will be an Island of Hawai’i agricultural tour on Thursday, February 6th.

More details to come!

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.
2025 NARBA Conference Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa Snorkel
Courtesy of OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa

Our Host DISTRICT

Our conference will take place at the OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa, located in the beautiful Kona District, which stretches across almost two-thirds of the entire West side of the Island of Hawaiʻi. Attendees will be able to explore a variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife, take advantage of a walking tour of Kona’s history, or head to south Kona to explore the clear, calm waters, perfect for snorkeling, sailing, and diving. And, don’t forget to sample the distinctive flavors of Kona coffee!

Important travel details:

  • Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA)
  • More details to come on car rentals, the Island of Hawai’i agricultural tour and any special offers available to our conference attendees.
2025 NARBA\ Conference Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa Resort View King
Courtesy of OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa

Our Hotel

Join us at The OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa, perched above the lava cliffs of Keauhou Bay with newly renovated rooms, breathtaking views, a multi-level fantasy pool with a 200 foot water slide, and many complimentary resort activities including cultural activities, live music, hula lessons, yoga classes, lei making, and ukulele classes. There are also opportunities for manta ray viewing in Keauhou Bay and a cultural tour of the nearby historic villages. Guests are welcome to enjoy the foods and flavors of the Island of Hawaii and the Kona coast at The OUTRIGGER’s resort restaurants and bars which feature locally sourced food and drinks made from the freshest produce and seafood.

We have a limited number of rooms so make your reservations early. Use the link below to access our exclusive group rate. Please note that the discount only applies to “Resort View” rooms with the option to select (1) King Bed or (2) Double Beds. The cutoff date to access this special rate is 1/12/2025.

NARBA Conference Sponsor Haygrove

Sponsorship

Sponsors are crucial for keeping registrant fees low, bringing in high quality presenters, and providing a satisfying 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 in Hawaii for this unique opportunity as a sponsor:

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

Contact info@raspberryblackberry.com if you are interested in being a 2025 Conference sponsor!

NARBA Conference industry showcase Cocogreen

Industry showcase

The Kaleiopapa Convention Center will offer dedicated space to host our tradeshow of products and services for strawberry and caneberry growers and industry. These exhibit spaces will be directly connected to 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 an exhibitor guide that will be provided to all attendees.

More information to come on exhibitor registration and exhibit space fees. Reach out to us at info@raspberryblackberry.com to be contacted once the details are finalized.

Platinum Sponsor

HOST Sponsor

2024 NARBA Conference Host Sponsor North Carolina Caneberry Association Logo

Silver Sponsors

BRONZE Sponsors

berry Sponsors

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NARBA’s 2024 Annual  Conference was held in Wilmington, North Carolina