2024 ABF Conference

2024 Conference and Tradeshow Registration

Registration is now open for the American Beekeeping Federation 2024 Conference and Tradeshow.

If you wish to register online, click here.

Click here to see our Participant Refund Policy

We are bringing together a different layout for our conference this year as we return to a three-track schedule.  This will allow for more topics targeted to each level of beekeeping.  In addition, we have added some evening meals for fun and fellowship along with video and an ice-cream social.

We confirmed our Keynote Speakers, Dr. Frank Rinkevich from the USDA lab in Baton Rouge and Dr. Samuel Ramsey, award winning entomologist and founder of the Ramsey Research Foundation.

*****NEW***** We have just added a full day of Beginning Beekeeping Sessions on Friday.  Our education team, Bo Sterk and David Westervelt, will be the instructors.

Click here if you wish to download the schedule.

Vendor or Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor at the 2024 ABF Conference and Tradeshow, click here to download our 2024 Prospectus or contact Regina Robuck at partnershiprelations@abfnet.org

Other conference questions, contact Joan Gunter/Debbie Seib at abfnet.org@gmail.com

2024 Conference and Tradeshow Sponsors

Legacy Sponsor

Speaker Gift Sponsor

Exclusive Break Sponsor

Foundation Luncheon Sponsor

Commercial Breakfast Sponsor

Scheduled Tours

For those who wish to come in early, we have partnered with a company in New Orleans for tours on Monday.  Check them out and register early to get the one you want.  Monday, June 8th Tours

Hotel & Travel Information

Conference Hotel

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

A block of rooms has been reserved at the New Orleans Marriott at a discounted rate of $169/night (plus applicable tax and fees). Book your stay before December 14, 2023 to guarantee this lower rate.

Click here to book your rooms with our discount.

Our host hotel, the New Orleans Marriott is nestled on NOLA’s Canal Street, between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District. The hotel is a short walk from Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah’s Casino. The hotel is also near the cruise port, the Convention Center and the Caesars Superdome. The intuitively designed rooms and suites offer views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. They all feature spacious work areas, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and premium bathroom amenities.

Please bring any hotel booking issues to the attention of ABF Staff at abfnet.org@gmail.com.

Travel Information

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
1 Terminal Drive
Kenner, LA 70062
14.8 miles from conference hotel