FEED INDUSTRY INSTITUTE

Aug. 17 - Sept. 23, 2020
Self-paced virtual platform opens Aug. 17; culminates with live webinar Sept. 23 

 

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FAQs

Why was this event moved to virtual?

The American Feed Industry Association has been following the news and messages from local, state and federal authorities regarding travel in light of the coronavirus outbreak. After close consultation with our members and partners, we have regrettably made the decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Feed Industry Institute and pivot it to a virtual format. More details on the new event will be available shortly. Please note that we did not make this decision lightly, but felt it was the right thing to do to protect the health and safety of our attendees and staff. Should you have questions, please contact register@afia.org.

What are the technical requirements?

To participate you will need:

  • Internet: A high-speed connection
  • Audio: Computer speakers and a phone in case of audio difficulties
  • Updated operating systems. 
    • Windows 10, 8.1, 7

    • Google Chrome (recommended), Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari

    • Adobe Flash Player – most current

    • Mac OS X 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9

How do I register?

You can click on the yellow button on the top right corner of this website to register or contact register@afia.org for additional help. 

Can I purchase individual lectures?

Lectures are not available for individual purchase. You can pick and choose which ones you want to watch once you have access to the platform. We hope you will be able to take advantage of all the lectures provided at the discounted price of $300, down from it's normal $650. 

Who and why you should attend?

Individuals new to the animal food industry; the Feed Industry Institute (FII) provides a great educational forum to learn about the feed and ingredient industry from those who know it best — industry experts! 

What can you expect at FII? 

This conference offers numerous sessions, sharing practical information on the best practices that can help you in your day-to-day work. 

Will there be an opportunity to network with other attendees? 

Yes, once you register, you will be invited to join private groups on various social media platforms.  These groups will enable a platform for attendees to discuss topics covered in the lectures. 

Is this conference approved for ARPAS credits? 

 Yes, the completion of this course earns 12 CEUs. 

How is this different from the AFIA/KSU Fundamentals of Feed Course?

It covers more aspects of the industry than just manufacturing.

What is the dress code?

You decide, we can't see you! 

What is the cancellation and refund policy? 

Since this event is virtual, cancellation is not necessary. If you cannot attend on the day of the live webinar, you will receive a recorded version of the Sept. 23 event the next week. AFIA reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary. AFIA will not be responsible for costs incurred by registrants.

What if I need a special accommodation for a disability? 

This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. If you are a person with a special dietary need, or who requires reasonable accommodations due to a disability, and/or who requires alternative means of communication (such as Braille, large print, sign language or language interpretation), please contact the meetings department at register@afia.org.  

How do I get a copy of AFIA's Antitrust policy? 

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy. For a copy of the policy, please click here or contact us at register@afia.org

What are the terms and conditions of registering? 

By registering for AFIA’s conference, you are agreeing that any photos or videos taken throughout the conference or at any networking events may be used for AFIA’s communications and marketing purposes. You agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy. Registrants will receive a name badge that must be worn for entry into all speaking sessions, exhibit halls, meals and social functions. AFIA reserves the right to deny entry into the conference or to cancel any conference it deems necessary. AFIA will not be responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants. Should you have any concerns about these terms, please contact AFIA’s senior director of meetings and events at vrovelli@afia.org

 

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Contact Us

PAUL DAVIS, PH.D.     (703) 650-0146     PDAVIS@AFIA.ORG

Contact Paul, director of quality, animal food safety and education, for any questions regarding conference agenda and event expectations.

SARAH NOVAK    (703) 558-3574     SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, vice president of membership and public relations, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.

DAISY RODRIGUEZ     (703) 650-0144    DRODRIGUEZ@AFIA.ORG

Contact Daisy, coordinator of meetings and events, for any questions regarding registration, payment and invoicing.

LYNETTE TUCKER   (703) 558-3573    LTUCKER@AFIA.ORG

Contact Lynette, specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships, agenda, travel, hotel accommodations and event expectations.