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2023 Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference​

New Era – New Opportunities and Challenges

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. | April 27-28, 2023

The Cereals & Grains Association Milling & Baking Division looks forward to welcoming current and prospective division members at its 2023 Spring Technical Conference, held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., April 27-28, 2023.

The meeting will bring together persons in the fields of milling and baking to provide a forum for discussions, reviews and information sharing. Join us for two days of programming carefully designed to inform participants of new technologies, the marketplace and how it’s changing, general market outlook, regulatory changes, advances in foo​d 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


​​Wednesday, April 26

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Milling and Baking Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, April 27

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | Sourdough on health, Michael Bultel, LeSaffre
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. | Effect of tempering on the quality of whole wheat and refined flour from stone milling of hard red spring wheat, Vimukthi Molligoda, North Dakota State University
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | Break
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. | ABA Update, Rasma Zvaners, American Baker’s Association
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch and Business Update
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Keynote presentation, Suzy Badaracco, Culinary Tides, Inc.
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Formulation for changes and supply chain challenges, Tarrand Fiesel, DakotaMB
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.| Food safety challenges and mitigations for milling/grain processing industry, Kent Juliot, Ardent Mills
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Discussion on Future of Milling and Baking

Friday, April 28

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | HealthSense High-Fiber Wheat Flour, Colleen Zammer, Bay State Milling Co.
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. | Effect of vacuum steam pasteurization, milling, and storage on soft red wheat flour functionality, and end product quality, Heymant Kaur, North Dakota State University
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Break
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Investigating whole wheat flour composition and baking performance, Cheng Li, Kansas State University
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Bread scoring, ​Sean Hart​, Puratos
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.​ | Closing

Registration Rates​

Registration Includes​: 1 Lunch, 3 Breaks, & 1 Reception

By March 21
Starting March 22
​Member Registration$329
Member Registration PLUS$495
Nonmember Registration$379
Early Career Member Registration$249
Early Career Registration PLUS$344
Student Member Registration*
Student Registration PLUS$151

*Undergraduate and Graduate students who need assistance in paying the registration fee can send an email by April 14, 2023, with the following information to cerealsgrainsmeetings@scisoc.org:

  • ​Name and contact information
  • University, Year and Major

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.​

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests for the course MUST be made in writing and received by Cereals & Grains Association no later than April 10, 2023. Cancellations received by this date will be issued a refund equal to the registration fee less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after April 10, 2023, are NOT subject to a credit or refund.

Cereals & Grains Association reserves the right to cancel this event if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by April 10,​ 2022. If the association cancels this event, 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 event, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.

Hotel & Meeting Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
290 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

Discounted Room Rates as low as $209/night*
*This rate does not include any applicable taxes and fees​

Book Your Room

Group Dates

Arrive: Wednesday, April 26, 2023​
Depart: Friday, April 28, 2023

​The discounted room rate is available until April 3, 2023 or until the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Rooms and/or discounted rates may not be available after April 3,​ ​ 2023.

Hotel Disclaimer

There is one official contracted hotel for the Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference: Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown. 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.

Sponsor the 2023 Spring Technical Conference

There are multiple opportunities to showcase your organization at the 2023 Spring Technical Conference! You can complete your sponsorship when you register for the conference. ​

  • Platinum Level: $2000
  • Gold Level: $1500
  • Silver Level: $1000
  • Bronze Level: $500