The 2020 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting will be held February 10-12, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA at the Marriott Downtown.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
(guest entrance at 1200 Filbert Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
LODGING AND TRAVEL
If you booked a hotel room through the registration page, a reservation has been made in your name at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
TRAVEL COSTS REIMBURSMENT
If you will be requesting travel costs reimbursement through NECAFS, here are the necessary forms that need to be completed. Please note: for travel meals, please hold on to both itemized and proof of payment food receipts. We will be reimbursing actual food costs and not by per diem. So, please, hold on to all food receipts.
TRAVEL TO HOTEL FROM AIRPORT
You have several travel options between the Philadelphia Airport and the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. They include:
- Train: The SEPTA Airport Line Regional Rail runs every 30 minutes. The Philadelphia Marriott Hotel stop is Jefferson Station (between 10th and 12th streets).
If you have any questions at all, please email Elizabeth Newbold, NECAFS.
We are excited to kick off this year's Conference and Meeting with a welcome reception and gathering on Monday night, providing the opportunity to reconnect with regional colleagues before the programming portion of the conference. Tuesday will feature a joint session in the morning including updates on each state's regulatory, research and extension activities and focused meetings in the afternoon dedicated to Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food in two parallel tracks. There will also be a poster session immediately following the Tuesday conference where anyone is invited to present a poster, either one from a former conference or something new. Wednesday morning will feature federal updates from the FDA and USDA, a Buyer focused meeting and Educational Needs Assessment, in parallel tracks and the joint conference afternoon session will include reporting out from the working meetings, next steps, and looking forward to 2020.