Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

2020 Annual Convention

Start Date: 2/12/2020 6:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/15/2020 9:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Renaissance Nashville Hotel

611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN  United States  37203

Organization Name: National Turkey Federation

Rebecca Mackey
Email: rmackey@turkeyfed.org
Phone: 202-730-9635

NTF's 2020 Annual Convention will take place Wednesday, February 12 – Saturday, February 15, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

NTF’s Annual Convention is where members gain thoughtful insight from knowledgeable speakers, network with industry representatives, focus on technical, regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting the turkey industry and learn more about communications and marketing efforts (and still have time for socializing and golf!).

If you are registering on behalf of someone else, please 
DO NOT change the primary registrant's contact information. On the registration summary page, after you've registered your party, you will be asked if you would like to opt-out of attending.


By January 22 After January 22
Member $420 $680
Non-Member $1,600 $1,800
Guest $175 $175
Other $500 $675
Topgolf $99 $99

Lodging and Reservations

Recently renovated, the Renaissance Nashville Hotel is a luxury haven in legendary Music City; situated in the heart of downtown, conveniently attached to 5th + Broadway and moments from attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Music Row.

Hotel Reservation Cut-Off Date:
January 22, 2020

Room rates:
To access the hotel booking site, use this address: https://book.passkey.com/event/49993846/owner/684/home

Event Highlights

Wednesday, February 12

5:45 pm: Welcome Reception Shuttle Service Begins

6- 9pm: Welcome Reception: CRYOVAC Brand Turkey Smoke Showdown

Peg Leg Porker, 903 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN

Thursday, February 13

7 am: Breakfast
Sponsored by: Aviagen Turkeys 

8 am- 12 pm: General Session I

State of U.S. Agriculture Policy


Trending Now: The Protein Marketplace

Jonna Parker, Principal, Fresh Center of Excellence, IRI

New Places, New Spaces: The Business of Barbecue

Emily Detwiler, CEO, Kansas City Barbeque Society
Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe

State of the Industry Address

NTF Chairman Kerry Doughty

10-11 am: Spouse Coffee

12 pm: Lunch

12 pm: Past Chairmen's Lunch (invitation only)

1-6 pm: Committee Meetings
1-5 pm: Technical & Regulatory Committee Meeting

1-5 pm: Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting

3- 5 pm: Membership Committee Meeting

3-6 pm: Turkey Health and Welfare/ Live Production Committee Meetings

7-9 pm: Reception

Friday, February 14

7 am: Breakfast
Sponsored by: Elanco Animal Health

8-11:30 am: Salmonella Control Forum (open to all attendees)

11:45 am: Shuttles Depart Hotel for Topgolf Nashville

12 pm: Annual Turkey Tee-Off at Topgolf
500 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37207

*There is no on-site registration for the tournament.

3:30 pm: Shuttles Depart Topgolf for Hotel

Saturday, February 15

8 am: Breakfast
Sponsored by: Alltech

9-11:30 am: General Session II

Political Outlook: 2020

Paul Steinhauser, Fox News Political Reporter

Labor Availability: Keeping the Conversation Going

Casey Higgins, Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump

Turkey Talks Trade: Growing Exports in 2020


12-4 pm: Board of Directors Meeting

6-7 pm: Reception

7-10 pm: Banquet and Awards Presentation
Come celebrate with NTF as we welcome the 2020 Chairman and present the 2020 Lifetime Achievement award.