2018 Conference Breakdown
18 educational sessions, taught by 53 speakers, including two hands-on baking classes
In 2018, over 400 participants represented a wide variety of organizations, including universities, non-profits, economic development organizations, grain processors, as well as farm and food businesses. Session formats ranged from single speaker presentations to panel discussions, each moderated by a member of the conference Steering Committee. Additionally, the conference included a Resource Expo with 16 different agencies engaging participants throughout the day with passive displays, hands-on activities, resources, program sign ups, and take-home materials. The day concluded with the Best of the Cascades Tasting Tour highlighting 5 craft breweries and 3 distilleries from around the region.