JANUARY
8-14: Ice Cream Short Course , Pennsylvania State University, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, Pa., (814) 865-8301, shortcourse@psu.edu.
10-11: Milk Pasteurization Process Control School, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Food Science, contact Dr. Scott Rankin, (608) 263-2008.
15-18: 2006 Dairy Forum, International Dairy Foods Association, LaQuinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, Calif., contact Tanika Manning, (202) 220-3557, www.idfa.org.
15-18: Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo, Northwest Food Processors Association, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore., www.nwfpa.org.
18-19: Dairy Producers Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, (717) 948-6612, BHilty@psu.edu.
19-20: Producing Safe Dairy Products, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Animal and Food Science, contact Ranee May, (715) 423-3704, ranee.j.may@uwrf.edu, www.uwwrf.edu/food- science.
20-23: National Gourmet Food Show, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, (800) 325-6587.
22-24: FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, Food Marketing Institute, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz., www.fmi.org.
22-24: 31st Winter Fancy Food Show, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, www.specialtyfood.com.
28-29: Ice Cream 101, Pennsylvania State University, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, Pa., (814) 863-2959, RFR3@psu.edu, www.personal.psu.edu.rfr3.
30: Partners in Packaging, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Anaheim, Calif., (888) 275-7664, matt@pmmi.org.
31-Feb. 2: WestPack, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., westpack info@cancom.com, www.westpackshow.com.
 
FEBRUARY
6-9: International Sweetener Colloquium, International Dairy Foods Association, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Fla., contact Tanika Manning, (202) 220-3557, www.idfa.org.
7-9: 2006 Food Claims and Litigation Conference, Food Products Association, Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino, Puerto Rico, contact Debbie Kimmelmann, (202) 639-5904, dkimmelmann@fpa-food.org, www.fpa-food.org.
8-9: Quality Milk Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, contact Dr. Scott Rankin, (608) 263-2008.
13-17: Industrial Refrigeration Workshop, Kansas State University and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, Charlotte, N.C., (785) 532-2322.
21-23: 2nd Annual Farmstead/Artisan Cheesemaking Course, Washington State University Creamery, Food Innovation Center, Portland, Ore., contact Mark Bates, (509) 595-8652, Cheeseguy@pullman.com, ww.wsu.edu/ creamery/education/cheesemakingEd.htm.
25-March 1: Western Frozen Food Convention, American Frozen Food Institute, San Diego Hotel & Marina, (703) 821-0770, info@affi.com, www.affi.org.
27-28: 8th Symposium on Advances in Dairy Product Technology — Concentrated and Dried Ingredients, The Cliffs Resort, Shell Beach, Calif., (805) 756-0697, www.calpoly.edu/~dptc
27-March 1: Reinventing CPG and Retail Summit 2006, Information Resources Inc., Marriott San Francisco, www. cpgsummit.com.
27-March 1: Packaging Management Council Meeting, PMMI, Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, Tampa, Fla., (888) 275-7664, bmiyanes@packmgmt.com.
28-March 1: Wisconsin Process Cheese Short Course, University of Wisconsin-Madison, contact Dr. Bill Wendorff, (608) 263-2015, or John Jaeggi, (608) 262-2264.
 
MARCH
1-3: Ice Cream Technology Conference, International Dairy Foods Association, Renaissance Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz., www.idfa.org.
1-4: 26th Annual RFA Conference & Tabletop Display, Refrigerated Foods Association, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Fla.,, (770) 452-0660, www.refrigeratedfoods.org.
6-7: New York State Cheese Manufacturers’ Annual Meeting, Syracuse, N.Y., contact Janene Lucia, (607) 255-2892.
6-9: 21st Annual WSU Cheesemaking Short Course, Washington State University Creamery, Holiday Inn, Pullman, Wash., contact Mark Bates, (509) 595-8652, Cheeseguy@pullman.com, www.wsu. edu/creamery/education / cheesemakingEd.htm.
8-10: FPA Annual Meeting, Flexible Packaging Association, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Fla., (410) 694-0800, fpa@flexpack.org, www.flexpack.org.
14-16: Pizza Expo 2006, Las Vegas, (502) 736-9500, www.pizzaexpo.com.
15-16: SmartMarketing 2006, International Dairy Foods Association, Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa, Las Vegas, www.idfa.org.
15-17: Microbiological Concerns in Food Plant Sanitation and Hygiene, Silliker Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., www.silliker.com.
15-19: 2006 All Star Convention, All Star Dairy Association, Marriott World Center, Orlando, Fla., (800) 930-3644, www.allstardairy.com.
19-22: 2006 Ammonia Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, Reno Hilton, Reno, Nev., (703) 312-4200, information@iiar.org, www.iiar.org.
20-23: 2006 World Championship Cheese Contest, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wis., (608) 828-4550, www.wischeese makersassn.org.
21-24: 18th Annual Cheese Short Course, Cal Poly Dairy Products Technology Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif., (805) 756-6097, www.calpolu.edu/~dptc.
22-24: Food Safety Summit, International Association for Food Protection, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, (800) 746-9646, www.foodsafetysummit. com.
23-26: 2006 PLMA Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, Private Label Manufacturers Association, Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz., (212) 972-3131, www.plma.com.
24-26: SupplyExpo 2006, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., www.supplyexpo.com.
27-31: Wisconsin Cheese Technology Short Course, University of Wisconsin-Madison, contact Dr. Bill Wendorff, (608) 263-2015.
28-29: Dairy 101: Milk Procurement Workshop, International Dairy Foods Association, Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill., www.idfa.org.
 
APRIL
2-6: Membrane and Separations Technology Practical Short Course, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, contact Carl Vavra, (979) 845-2758, cjvavra@tamu.edu, http://foodprotein.tamu. edu.
5-7: Practical HACCP for Food Processors, Silliker Inc., Chicago, www.silliker.com.
9-11: Spring Board Meetings, International Dairy Foods Association, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, www.idfa.org.
18-19: 12th Annual Milk Processing Technology Short Course, Cal Poly Dairy Products Technology Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif., (805) 756-6097, www.calpoly.edu/~dptc.
24-25: Pasteurization Workshop, Washington State University, Holiday Inn Express, Pullman, Wash., contact Mark Bates, (509) 595-8652, fax (509) 472-9650, Cheeseguy@pullman.com, www.wsu.edu/ creamery/education/cheesemakingEd.htm.
25-26: Plant Operations Conference, International Dairy Foods Association, Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites, St. Louis, www.idfa.org.
25-27: International Cheese Technology Exposition, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis., (608) 828-4550, www.wischeese makersassn.org.
27: 2006 FPA Executive Conference, Food Processors Association, Naples, Fla., (202) 639-5904, www.fpa-food.org.
30-May 2: ADPI Annual Meeting & Expo, American Dairy Products Institute, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, contact Beth Sutton, (740) 828-3060, www.adpi.org.
 
MAY
6-9: All Things Organic, Organic Trade Association, McCormick Place, Chicago, info@ota.com, www. organicexpo.com.
7-9: The FMI Show 2005, Food Marketing Institute, McCormick Place, Chicago, www.fmi.org.
7-9: 8th Spring Fancy Food Show, NASFT, McCormick Place, Chicago, www.specialtyfood.com.
9: Cleaning and Sanitation Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, contact Dr. Bill Wendorff, (608) 263-2015.
10: Dairy HACCP Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, contact Marianne Smukowski, (608) 265-6346.
14-18: IDF Symposium on Lactose and Lactose Derivatives, International Dairy Foundation, Moscow, www.fil-idf.org.
15-19: IDF Symposium on Scientific and Technological Challenges in Fermented Milks, Dairy Science and Technology Week, International Dairy Foundation, Sirmione, Italy, www.dst2006.fil-idf-pr.com.
16-17: Dairy Cost Accounting Workshop, International Dairy Foods Association, Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill., ww.idfa.org.
16-17: Applied Dairy Chemistry Short Course, University of Wisconsin-Madison, contact Scott Rankin, (608) 263-2008.
16-18: Packaging Summit Conference, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill., contact Chris Barry, (630) 696-4009, www.pkgsummit.org.
21-24: Dairy Institute of California 2006 Spring Board Meeting, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Calif., (916) 441-6921, www.dairyinstitute.org.
23-24: Cultured Dairy Products Conference, International Dairy Foods Association, Hilton Minneapolis, www.idfa.org.
 
JUNE
4-8: National Grocers Association Executive Leadership Development Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., (703) 516-0700.
6-7: University of Wisconsin Cheese Grading and Evaluation Short Course, Madison, Wis., contact Scott Rankin, (608) 263-2008, www.wisc.edu/ foodsci.
6-8: EastPack, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, (310) 445-4200.
9-11: The Great American Dessert Expo 2006, Dessert Expo LLC, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, (718) 854-4450, info@dessertexpo.com.
9-12: Grocery Manufacturers of America Executive Conference, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., (202) 337-9400.
11-13: Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo, International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., (608) 238-7908, www.iddba.org.
14-15: Washington Conference, International Dairy Foods Association, Washington Court Hotel, Washington, D.C., contact Shira Pisner, (202) 220-3557, www.idfa.org.
24-28: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Expo, Orlando, Fla., (312) 782-8424, info@ift.org.
25-27: 23rd Annual Distribution and Logistics Conference, American Frozen Food Institute, Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, (703) 821-0770, info@affi.com.
25-27: Southwest Foodservice Expo, Texas Restaurant Association, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, (800) 395-2872.
25-27: The Dairy Symposium, Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, Galena, Ill., info@wdpa.net.
TBD: Principles of HACCP Seminar, ASI Food Safety Consultants, Orlando, Fla., contact Jeanette Huge, (800) 477-0778.
TBD: Ingredients Expo, Canon Communications LLC, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, contact Josh Dome, (310) 996-9427.
 
JULY
9-11: 52nd Summer Fancy Food Show, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, (212) 482-6440.
9-12: ASABE Annual International Meeting, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Portland, Ore., (269) 429-0300.
9-13: American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, (217) 356-2426, www.adsa.org.
10-13: Better Process Control School, Louisiana State University, Department of Food Science, Baton Rouge, La., contact Dr. Alfred Trappey, (225) 578-5207.
14-16: NNFA MarketPlace 2006, National Nutritional Foods Association, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, (800) 966-6632, conventions@nnfa.org.
16-19: School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference, Los Angeles, (703) 739-3900, servicecenter@school nutrition.org.
16-19: 43rd Annual Florida Pesticide Residue Workshop and 8th Annual Foodborne Pathogen Analysis Conference, Hilton Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Fla., contact W. George Fong, Gandwfong@comcast.net, www.flworkshop.com.
14-21: Kansas State Univ. 26th International Workshop/Symposium on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology, Manhattan, Kan., contact Daniel Y.C. Fung, dfung@ksu.edu or Debbie Hagenmaier, debbieh@ksu.edu, www.dce.ksu.edu/dce/cl/ rapidmethods/2006 . 
20-22: 23rd Annual American Cheese Society Conference, Portland, Ore., (502) 583-3783.
 
AUGUST
1-2: New York Pizza Expo 2006, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, www.pizzaexpo.com.
10-11: Idaho Milk Producers Association Annual Meeting, Sun Valley, Idaho, (208) 385-9510.
13-16: IAFP 2006-93rd Annual Meeting, International Association for Food Protection, Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (515) 276-3344, info@ foodprotection.org.
26-28: 2006 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, California Restaurant Association, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, (800) 765-4842, www.westernfoodexpo.com.
 
SEPTEMBER
11-14: Labelexpo Americas 2006, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill., www.labelsummit.com.
12-14: Food Ingredients South America 2006, Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil, www.fisa.com.br.
16-19: American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, (800) 877-1600, www.eatright.org.
17-19: 2006 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, American Dietetic Association, Honolulu, (630) 434-7779, www.eatright.org/fnce.
19-21: New York State Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, Syracuse, N.Y., (607) 255-2893.
25-28: Grocery Manufacturers Association Multi-Channel Strategies for Merchandizing Conference, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla., info@gmabrands.com.
25-28: AFFI 2006 Government Action Summit and Frozen Food Filibuster, American Frozen Food Institute, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C., (703) 821-0770, www.affi.com.
26-29: Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., contact Dr. Robert Roberts, (814) 863-2959, shortcourse@psu.edu.
 
OCTOBER
4-7: Natural Products Expo East, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, www.expoeast.com.
7-11: National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention, National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando, Fla., (717) 657-8601, info@ nfraweb.org.
8-10: NACS Annual Meeting & Exposition, National Association of Convenience Stores, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, www.nacsonline.com.
9-11: Sanitation Short Course, Pennsylvania State University, The Atherton Hotel, State College, Pa., contact Dr. Luke LaBorde, (814) 863-2298, shortcourse@psu.edu.
12-15: NAFFS 89th Annual Convention, National Association of Flavors and Food-Ingredient Systems, Longboat Key, Fla., (732) 922-3218.
17-18: 11th Annual Cal Poly Dairy Cleaning and Sanitation Short Course, California Polytechnic State University Dairy Products Technology Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif., contact Laurie Jacobson, (805) 756-6097.
18-20: Supply Side West, Venetian & Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nev., www. supplysideshow.com
20-23: IDF 27th International Congress and World Dairy Summit, International Dairy Federation, Shanghai, China, www.idf2006shcn.com.
29-Nov. 2: Food Processing Machinery Expo 2006 and Pack Expo International, McCormick Place, Chicago, www.packexpo.com.
29-Nov. 1: National Dairy Board/National Milk Producers Federation/United Dairy Industry Association Joint Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, (703) 243-6111.
 
NOVEMBER
6-8: Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., e-mail shortcourse@psu.edu.
6-9: Frozen Dairy Dessert Manufacturing Short Course, San Luis Obispo, Calif., contact Laurie Jacobson, (805) 756-6097.
12-14: Private Label Manufacturers Association Private Label Trade Show, Rosemont Exhibition Center, Rosemont, Ill., www.plma.com.
12-15: Dairy Institute of California 2006 Fall Meeting, Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, Calif., (916) 441-6921.
29-30: 102nd MWFPA Convention & 79th Annual Processing Crops Conference, Radisson Paper Valley, Appleton, Wis., (608) 255-9946, www.mwfpa.org.
 
DECEMBER
6-9: India Label Show 2006, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India, info@indialabelshow.com.
6-9: ProPak Indonesia 2006, 19th International Packaging & Food Processing Machinery Materials Exhibition, Jakarta International Exhibition Centre, Kemayoran, Jakara, Indonesia, www.pamerindo.com.