127th AFDO Annual Educational Conference

Aec 2023 Conference

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About AEC 2023

The AFDO conference partners with regional AFDO affiliates to present this learning experience in a different geographic area annually. For five days each June when meeting in person, the AFDO AEC is the center of the food safety world for professionals from government, states, academia, consumer groups, and manufacturing.

Subject matter experts convene for the educational conference ready and willing to share their knowledge. These are dozens of national and international experts on more than 40 topics in food manufacturing, food retail, produce, cannabis, and body art.

AFDO also hosts pre-conference in-depth workshops and training opportunities on a broad number of topics adjacent to the annual conference. A special first-time attendees session and communications help newcomers make the most of their conference experience. View more information here.

Registration for AEC 2023

Early Bird Discount: $50.00 (until March 31, 2023)
Full Registration (Member – CODE REQUIRED): $850.00
Full Registration (Non-Member): $950.00
Daily Rate: $450.00
Alumni/Honorary Member: $400.00 (no Early-Bird offered)
Body-Art Track ONLY: $400.00 (no Early-Bird offered)


Hotel / Travel Info for AEC 2023

Hotel Information

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main Street 
Norfolk, VA 23510
Cutoff: May 18, 2023 
Conference Rate: $159.00

Unfortunately, Government Per Diem Rooms are sold out!

Getting Here

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) – 9 miles from the Marriott

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) – 28 miles from Marriott

Overflow Hotel #1

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
700 Monticello Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 802-9283
Government Per Diem Rate: $98.00
.09 miles/17-minute walk to host hotel
(shuttle provided)

Website: https://wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/23880?checkInDate=6/08/2023&checkOutDate=06/15/2023&groupCode=060923AFD

Cutoff: May 18, 2023

Overflow Hotel #2

Courtyard Norfolk Downtown
520 Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Rate: $175.00
.02 miles/5 minute walk to the Marriott

Website: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1665611757705&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Cutoff: May 18, 2023

2023 AEC Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
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