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Making a "must-attend" meeting for ag retailers.

The Conference Planning Committee is responsible for making sure that the annual ARA Conference is a “must-attend” meeting for retailers and suppliers. The Committee plans the annual conference, with particular emphasis on content, structure and site selection. The Committee holds meetings at the winter and fall ARA board meetings and also conducts an on-site planning meeting in late January or early February at the site of the next year’s conference.

Specific functions of this committee include:

  • Developing the program theme and agenda, including speakers and primary topics
  • Evaluating and selecting conference location and event venues.
  • Promoting the conference.
  • Identifying alternative delivery methods – Internet, audiotapes, etc.

Bryna Hautau

Primary staff liaison