2024 ABF Conference

2024 Conference and Tradeshow Registration

Pre-registration for the American Beekeeping Federation 2024 Conference and Tradeshow is now closed.

You may register onsite as we do allow walk-ins; however, the cost is significantly higher.

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.

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

We have added an Encaustic Painting Session on Thursday.  Past President, George Hanson, will be the instructor.

You may direct conference questions to Joan Gunter/Debbie Seib at abfnet.org@gmail.com

Click here, if you wish to download the schedule.

Vendor and Sponsors

Our Tradeshow is SOLD OUT.  See below for a list of our sponsors.  To see a list of all vendors and the booths they’ll be in, click here.

2024 Conference and Tradeshow Sponsors

Legacy Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Tote Bag Sponsor

Notebook Sponsor

WiFi Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Mobile App Sponsor Keynote Speakers Sponsor

Dinner & Movie Sponsor

Kids & Bees Sponsor

Speaker Gift Sponsor

Exclusive Break Sponsors

Foundation Luncheon Sponsor

Auxiliary Luncheon Sponsor

Commercial Breakfast Sponsors

List of all vendors

To see a list of all vendors and the booths they’ll be in, click here.

Hotel & Travel Information

Conference Hotel

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

NOTE: There is a third party unauthorized solicitor not affiliated with Marriott contacting attendees about their rooms.  Attendees should only use the reservation link that is listed below and ignore all other emails sent to you.

Our block of rooms for the 2024 ABF Conference and Tradeshow are sold out.

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