COVID-19 Update

Consumer Federation of America Will Postpone the National Food Policy Conference

After careful deliberation, Consumer Federation of America has decided to reschedule the National Food Policy Conference to a later date in 2020. The conference, scheduled to occur this Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12, would have brought together several hundred attendees, and featured talks from members of Congress and top executive agency officials. With the spread of COVID-19 cases to the Washington, DC metro area, and recommendations to attendees of other recent gatherings in the DC area to self-quarantine following the discovery of new COVID-19 cases, Consumer Federation of America has determined that proceeding with the event as scheduled would undermine efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

We do not take this decision lightly and seriously regret the inconvenience to our conference participants and attendees. Despite the cancellation of other, larger gatherings around the country, we had confidence until very recently that the National Food Policy Conference would proceed as planned because of our relatively small size, and the primarily local character of our attendees. The rapidly evolving public health situation has changed that calculus, however, as several of our participants with relevant public health credentials have pointed out.

We are currently working with Marriott to find a date to reschedule the conference later in 2020, and will notify attendees as soon as we have determined that date. Those who wish to remain registered for the rescheduled event will not need to take further action. Attendees who would like a full refund of their registration fee should send an email to Anna Marie Lowery at

Thank you for your understanding.

See Presentations and Videos from last Year’s Food Policy Conference Here

The National Food Policy Conference is a key national gathering for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition policy.

Questions? Please contact Anna Marie Lowery, Director of Meetings and Events.

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