Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most upcoming events are now virtual.  

December 7-9, 2020: Global Berry Congress in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  Click here for more information and registration.

December 8, 2020: Webinar: A decade of SWD — Lessons for management. Join members of the Sustainable SWD Management team for a 1 hour webinar highlighting what we’ve learned about spotted-wing drosophila populations, crop risk, pesticide efficacy, biological control, cultural & behavioral controls, and how to use this information to improve management. Presenters include team members from Cornell, Rutgers , NC State, Michigan State, University of Maine, University of California, Oregon State, Washington State , University of Georgia, and USDA ARS. You must register in advance:

Dec 14-16, 2020: Northwest Small Fruits Research Virtual Conference. Hosted by the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research. A three-day conference thatfeatures small fruit research presentations, virtual poster sessions, breakout sessions for networking/updating research priorities, and raffle prizes. For registration and agenda visit https://nwsmallfruits.org/

January 5-7, 2021: Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA. Now virtual.  Note that the dates changed when this conference switched to virtual. Large trade show, multiple tracks of educational sessions. The caneberry sessions are coordinated by NARBA. More information here.

February 1-22, 2021: Short Course on Getting Started in Raspberries and Blackberries. A seven-session short course for beginning growers, potential growers or anyone who needs a short refresher on the basics of raspberry and blackberry production. Topics to be covered will include variety selection, basic crop management, pruning, pest management and economics.  Each class will be a combination of a presentation by a research/extension expert, a grower perspective, and live Q and A. This virtual course is associated with the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, but can be registered for independently. Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00-9:00 Eastern time over the month of February. For details and registration, visit this page.

February 22-25, 2021: North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference  This conference will be held virtually. The conference features three days of presentations and panel discussions featuring speakers from across the globe, along with virtual exhibitor booths, networking, and more. Registration opens on December 15, with special deals for early-bird registration by January 25! For more information, visit the conference page on this website. Exhibitor, and sponsor inquiries welcome.

February 21-24, 2022: North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, rescheduled from 2021 due to the pandemic.  In Gaithersburg, Maryland, near Washington, DC, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Includes an opening reception on Monday, Feb 21, a full-day tour on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and educational sessions and a trade show on Wed-Thurs, Feb 23-24. The conference is expected to include a workshop for novice growers as well.  One focus of the conference will be agricultural policy and legislation; attendees will be able to lean about issues and policy and how they can make their voices heard, and have the opportunity to visit congressional offices (probably Thursday afternoon and Friday(. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or receiving updates about the conference or alternative plans, please contact NARBA to be added to our E-mail list. 

Please contact NARBA to let us know of upcoming events of interest to the caneberry community or raspberry/blackberry events for the general public, including online events, virtual field trips, and webinars.