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Schedule of Events

September 20-22, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

The United Fresh Washington Conference gathers the industry to shape decisions made in Washington that directly impact your business. Check out the schedule of events during “fresh produce week” in the Nation’s Capital.


Monday, September 20, 2021

8:00 am – Noon Mount Vernon Guided Tour
Separately Ticketed Event
Step back in time and experience a private tour of Mount Vernon, the historic home of America’s first president, George Washington. There is so much to see including the historic mansion, farm, lush gardens, intriguing museum and galleries. All just a short drive from Washington, DC. Transportation is provided. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
1:00 – 3:30 pm Produce Advocacy Bootcamp
Don’t be intimidated if it’s your first time in Washington! This bootcamp will offer simple and effective strategies to make your voice heard, an in-depth review of key issues and tips on making your week’s congressional meetings both memorable and impactful.
4:00 – 5:30 pm Chairman’s Thank You (Invitation only)
United Fresh Market Segment Boards and Expert Council volunteer leaders will join United Fresh Board Chairman Danny Dumas for a celebration of the role of volunteer leaders in the association, and a look ahead to what’s to come for the new association.
5:30 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

8:00 – 9:30 am Opening General Session Breakfast
9:45 – 11:15 am Policy Engagement and X-Change Education Sessions
Take a deep dive on the key topics impacting the fresh produce industry in our nation’s capital. Hear from policy experts, industry colleagues and legislative staff on the most critical message to take to Capitol Hill and the most effective strategies to engage with our elected leaders.
11:30 am – 1:15 pm General Session Luncheon
Afternoon Congressional Connections
6:00 – 8:30 pm United FreshPAC Dinner

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

8:00 – 9:00 am General Session Breakfast 
Morning/Early afternoon Congressional Connections
1:00 – 5:00 pm United Fresh Board of Directors Meeting
Invitation Only
6:00 – 8:00 pm United Fresh Board of Directors Dinner 
Invitation Only

Post Washington Conference

           Virtual Congressional Connections

Keep the conversation going after attending the Washington Conference by participating in virtual conversations with Members of Congress, regulatory officials and the Administration that are exclusively available to Washington Conference registrants. See our Congressional Connections page for more details.