The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said Dairy Forum will be back “live and in person” in 2022 and that registration for the event opens July 28. Slated for Jan. 23-26 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in sunny Palm Desert, Calif., Dairy Forum will challenge participants with the latest thinking on leadership, policy, technology, people and workforce, economics and innovation.

Dairy Forum is where industry leaders discover new ideas first and hear thought leaders share the latest thinking about innovative ways to view business in today’s dynamic marketplace, Washington, D.C.-based IDFA said. The event will offer fresh perspective from C-suite leaders, thinkers and influencers on issues that are important to the dairy industry now. Dairy Forum also will inspire industry leaders to focus on next practices that deliver value and innovation in new ways.

“We are beyond excited to announce Dairy Forum 2022,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of IDFA. “I know that IDFA members and the dairy community are looking for opportunities to connect in-person, and nothing beats Dairy Forum in the beautiful Coachella Valley for inspiring that spirit of unity and engagement.

“For decades, Dairy Forum has connected the right people to the right issues at the right time to move our industry forward,” he continued. “Today, demand for delicious, nutritious dairy products is surging all around the world. Dairy Forum 2022 will provide new tools and thinking for our industry to continue to grow, better anticipate the future, and drive positive change for our employees, customers and consumers.”

Spread across three and a half days, the event will include main sessions, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, special presentations by sponsors and guests, receptions, meals, entertainment and networking opportunities for leaders in the dairy industry, IDFA said.

Dairy Forum also offers various levels of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship is one of the best ways for an organization to brand itself among the dairy industry’s top leaders and thinkers, IDFA said.

To register for Dairy Forum 2022 or to learn more about sponsorships, visit