Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 31st 
All DayRegional Tours
8:30 am - 4:30 pmBuild Your Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop
2:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
2:00 pm - 6:00 pmConference Bookstore Open
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmCertified Cheese Professional Exam
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmACS T.A.S.T.E. Test
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmCertified Cheese Professional Reception
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmCheese Crawl
10:00 pm - 12:00 amMidnight Mongers
Thursday, August 1st 
7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
7:30 am - 4:00 pmNetworking Salons and Supporting Trade Tables Open
7:45 am - 8:30 amVermont Pancake Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 amWelcome & Opening Session
9:00 am - 3:30 pmConference Bookstore Open
9:45 am - 10:15 amBreak & Author Book Signings
10:15 am - 11:45 amConcurrent Sessions # 1-7
10:15 am - 11:45 pmThe Expert is In!
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmAnnual Business Meeting & Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmBreak & Author Book Signings
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmConcurrent Sessions #8-13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmThe Expert is In!
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmMeet the Cheesemaker
7:00 pm - 8:30 pmOpening Reception
Friday, August 2nd 
7:30 am - 4:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
8:00 am - 4:00 pmNetworking Salons and Supporting Trade Tables Open
8:00 am - 4:00 pmConference Bookstore Open
8:00 am - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 amGeneral Session - ACS Cheese Safety & Quality Checklist
8:30 am - 10:00 amThe Expert is In!
9:30 am - 10:00 amBreak & Author Book Signings
10:00 am - 11:30 amConcurrent Sessions #14-20
10:00 am - 11:30 amThe Expert is In!
11:30 am - 12:00 pmBreak & Author Book Signings
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmFDA Update with William Correll, Director of Compliance at CFSAN
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Sessions #21-25
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmThe Expert is In!
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak & Author Book Signings
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmAwards Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, August 3rd 
8:30 am - 4:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
8:30 am - 4:00 pmNetworking Salons and Supporting Trade Tables Open
8:30 am - 4:00 pmConference Bookstore Open
9:00 am - 10:30 amConcurrent Sessions #26-31
9:00 am - 10:30 amThe Expert is In!
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak & Author Book Signings
11:00 am - 12:00 pmBrunch of Champions
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmConcurrent Sessions #32-36
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmThe Expert is In!
12:15 pm - 3:15 pm#37 Deep Dive: Essential Principles of Cheesemaking
1:45 pm - 2:15 pmBreak & Author Book Signings
2:15 pm - 3:45 pmConcurrent Sessions #38-42
2:15 pm - 3:45 pmThe Expert is In!
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmFestival of Cheese and Cheese Sale