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Program of North American Mushroom Conference and ISMS Congress on February 26-29, Las Vegas


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February 26–29, 2024  •  Las Vegas

UMDIS invites you to join us during North American Mushroom Conference

Join commercial mushroom growers, shippers, suppliers, researchers, and scientists from around the globe for the 26th NAMC and the 20th Congress International Society for Mushroom Science.

The program 



draft program; subject to minor changes

8:30–9:00amOfficial Opening
(includes ISMS announcements,
Honorable Life Member presentations)
Grand Ballroom
9:00–10:00amKeynote AddressGrand Ballroom
10:00–10:30amMorning Break
10:30am–12:15pmScientific PresentationsGrand Ballroom and Cataluna AB
12:15–1:40pmLunchMarquis Ballroom
2:45–1:40pmDedicated Poster SessionGrand Ballroom
1:45–3:30pmScientific PresentationsGrand Ballroom and Cataluna AB
3:30–4:00pmAfternoon Break
4:00– 5:00pmKeynote AddressGrand Ballroom
5:00–7:00pmExpo ReceptionMarquis Ballroom

draft program; subject to minor changes

8:00–8:15amWelcome to Day 2   Grand Ballroom
8:15–10:00amScientific PresentationsGrand Ballroom and Cataluna AB
10:00–10:30amMorning Break
10:30am–12:15pmScientific PresentationsGrand Ballrooom and Cataluna AB
12:15–1:25pmLunchMarquis Ballrooom
12:45–1:25pmDedicated Poster SessionGrand Ballroom
1:30–3:15pmScientific PresentationsGrand Ballroom and Cataluna AB
3:15–3:45pmAfternoon Break
3:45–4:45pmKeynote AddressGrand Ballroom
4:45–5:00pmClosing CeremonyGrand Ballroom
6:30–8:00pmNAMC Opening ReceptionMarquis Ballroom
8:00–12:00amThe Mushroom BarCascade
7:00–8:00amBreakfast Marquis Ballroom
8:00–8:50amKeynoteGavin McIntyre, Ecovative
Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer
Grand Ballroom
8:50–9:35amMedicine, Nurtaceuticals, and PsyilocybinDr. David Nutt, Imperial College London
Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Director of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Chief Research Officer of Awaknlifesciences
9:35–9:55amBreak Marquis Ballroom
9:55–10:40amFood and LabelingKathy Musa-Veloso, Intertek
Ph.D. Director, Health Claims, Food & Nutrition Group
10:45–11:45amQ&A PanelGavin McIntyreEcovative
Dr. David NuttImperial College London
Kathy Musa-VelosoIntertek
11:45am–1:00pmLunch Marquis Ballroom
1:00–1:35pmSpecial PresentationRon Jaworski
Former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and Los Angeles Rams
Grand Ballroom
The Future of Mushrooms 
Future of Fresh
Cathy Burns, International Fresh Produce Association
Grand Ballroom
2:15–2:45pmDetails Coming SoonMushroom CouncilGrand Ballroom
2:45–3:00pmBreak Marquis Ballrooom
Growing for the Future 
3:00–3:45pmO’Neil Lecture
Nitrogen Supply and Demand in Agaricus Mushroom Production
Michael Kertesz, University of Sydney
Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology
Sydney Institute of Agriculture
Grand Ballroom
3:45–4:45pmInnovations and Automation in HarvestingRay Samp, Moderator
Panelists: Allen EdwardsMushroom Machine
Sean O’Connor4AG Robotics
Tom PeetersGTL
Roland van DoremaleChristiaens
Grand Ballroom
5:00–6:30pmExpo ReceptionMarquis Ballrooom
6:00–7:00pmSponsor Reception
Invite Only
Dinner on Your Own
8:00–12:00amThe Mushroom BarCascade
7:00–8:00amBreakfast Marquis Ballroom
Stabilizing the Future of Business 
Succession Planning
Ed Herr, Herr Foods Incorporated
Grand Ballroom
8:50–9:30amAttracting and Retaining LaborJacqui Fatka, Agri-Pulse
Associate Editor
Grand Ballroom
9:30–9:50amBreak Marquis Ballroom
The Future of Sustainability, ESG, and Business 
9:50–10:30amSustainability: Best Practices for Specialty CropsAriel Larson Senior, Sustainable Food Group
Project Manager
Grand Ballroom
10:30–11:00amSupply Chain Sustainability in an Unstable TimePhil Coles, Lehigh University
Teaching Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Grand Ballroom
11:00–12:00pmSpecialty and Locally Sourced MushroomsDavid Law, Moderator
Panelists to be announced.
Grand Ballroom
12:00–1:15pmLunch Marquis Ballroom
Future Opportunities 
1:15–2:00pmThe Science of Casing MaterialsHelen Grogan, Teagasc
Research Leader​
Grand Ballroom
2:00–3:00pmCasing Q and AJohn PecchiaModerator
Panelists: Glenn DeSantisProfile Products
Asha HingoraniCanadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
Jody WillistonTheriault & Hachey Peat Moss
Grand Ballroom
3:00–3:20pmBreak Marquis Ballroom
Betting on a Winning Future 
3:20–3:30pmAMI: Opportunities and OutreachRachel Roberts, AMI
Grand Ballroom
3:30–3:40pmSponsor Thank YouStephen Anania, Amycel
NAMC Chairman
Grand Ballroom
3:40–3:50pmJim Angelucci IntroductionGrand Ballroom
3:50–4:10pmLooking Back to Look ForwardJim Angelucci, Phillips Mushroom FarmsGrand Ballroom
4:10–4:15pmMushroom Canada Announcement Grand Ballroom
4:15–4:20pmFinal Thank You and Closing 
4:00–6:30pmThe Mushroom Bar Cascade
6:30–10:00pmClosing Party: A Night in Vegas Valencia Ballroom
10:00–12:00amThe Mushroom Bar Cascade

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