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Cornonavirus (COVID-19) Update
The health and safety of our members is our highest priority. In compliance with the CDC and World Health Organization, we have postponed this conference. We are working with the hotel on new dates and will advise participants as soon as we are able.

Please continue to check the CDC and World Health Organization websites for the most up-to-date information.

The Cereals & Grains Association Milling & Baking Division looks forward to welcoming current and prospective division members at its 2020 Spring Technical Conference, held at The Crossroads Hotel in Kansas City, MO.

The meeting will bring together persons in the fields of milling and baking to provide a forum for discussions, reviews and information sharing. Two days of programming has been carefully designed to inform participants of new technologies, the marketplace and how it’s changing, general market outlook, regulatory changes, advances in food safety, and much more!

Attendees may look forward to the following takeaways:

  • Obtaining the latest perspectives in government research and regulations
  • Discovering new philosophies in bakery formulation and food safety
  • Identifying future research, regulatory, and communication opportunities


The program is fast coming together! Bookmark this page and check back frequently for the full agenda.

Registration Rates

By April 1
Starting April 2
Member Registration $279 $309
Member Registration PLUS $445 $475
Nonmember Registration $499 $529
Early Career Member Registration $199 $229
Early Career Registration PLUS $294 $324
Student Member Registration* Waived Waived
Student Registration PLUS $52 $52
Life Member Registration $69 $69

*Student members MUST register in order to receive the waived registration fee and attend the conference.

Registration PLUS

Save when you join Cereals & Grains Association with the Registration PLUS option for this meeting. Registration PLUS includes your registration fee plus your membership fee for the association.

Your membership gives you access to resources on grain science, discounts on meetings and short courses, and connections to the industry.

Hotel & Meeting Location

Crossroads Hotel
2101 Central St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Discounted Room Rate: $199.00/night*
*This rate does not include any applicable taxes and fees

Group Dates

Arrive: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Depart: Friday, April 24, 2020

Book Now

The discounted room rate is available until April 1, 2020 or until the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Rooms and/or discounted rates may not be available after April 1, 2020.

Hotel Disclaimer

There is one official contracted hotel for the Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference: Crossroads Hotel. Booking a room at a contracted hotel under the official room block benefits you and supports the association. When you "book within the block," you help keep the meeting registration fees lower, you help us secure future meeting sites and you enable us to provide important features that participants have come to enjoy. Please book responsibly.

Hotel Booking Scam

Please book your hotel only through the link listed above. DO NOT book through outside agents claiming to represent Cereals & Grains Association or the Milling & Baking Division. There are no third-party companies authorized by us to book your hotel accommodations. These companies may be offering hotel rates that are above/below the discounted rates published above. No one can book hotel rooms at rates lower than our contracted rates over conference dates at our designated hotels.

These organizations may ask for full payment up front. Please also be advised that once you sign any agreements (i.e., credit card authorization forms), we cannot guarantee that you will get your money back. Be aware that reservations booked through these companies may not be honored by the contracted hotels and we will not guarantee these reservations.

Golf Tournament

Plan to join in the fun with your fellow attendees at an optional golf outing to kick off the meeting. Details are still coming together, so we'll keep you posted on this great offering once confirmed.

Tickets for the golf outing are $120/person and the ticket includes lunch. It does not include golf club rental.

Sponsor the 2020 Spring Technical Conference

There are multiple opportunities to showcase your organization at the 2020 Spring Technical Conference! You can complete your sponsorship when you register for the conference.

  • Silver Level: $500
  • Gold Level: $750
  • Platinum Level: $1,000

2020 Spring Technical Conference Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for the course MUST be made in writing and received by Cereals & Grains Association no later than March 27, 2020. Cancellations received by this date will be issued a credit equal to the registration fee less a $100 processing fee, which will be good for two years toward any Cereals & Grains Association continuing education program. Cancellations received after March 27, 2020, are NOT subject to a credit or refund. A replacement delegate may be sent at no charge.

Cereals & Grains Association reserves the right to cancel this meeting if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by March 27, 2020. If the association cancels this meeting, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event the association cancels this meeting, the association is not liable for nonrefundable airfares or ticket change penalties imposed by the airlines. By registering for this meeting, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.