NARA Calendar of Events

NARA’s meetings provide members several opportunities each year to build long lasting relationships with renderers, service providers, customers, and industry affiliates.

We host annual business meetings in the spring and fall, as well as an annual congressional fly in and yearly regional meetings to focus on the specific issues facing those areas including state-level legislation, employment trends, and other information affecting the business practices of renderers.

Our meetings give renderers and their business partners an opportunity to meet with other industry leaders, engage in problem solving, stay informed on upcoming regulatory and legislative matters affecting the industry and the access to get involved, and help guide the direction of the association.


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2024 Congressional Fly In

June 10, 2024 - June 12, 2024

15 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001

at Kimpton Hotel George

Reservations made after 05/09/2024 are subject to best available rate and group rate is not guaranteed.

Book your hotel stay here


FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Meet & Greet

June 13, 2024 - June 13, 2024

1480 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA

at Crown Plaza Crystal City

This event will be held from 10am to 2pm ET, with lunch provided

Quarterly NARA Committee Meetings

August 9, 2024 - August 9, 2024

at Virtual

This is a business meeting for NARA members only. To become a NARA member, please email Marty Covert at to learn more or receive a membership application.

APPI Code of Practice Wrap-Up 1 – Nashville, TN

October 15, 2024 - October 15, 2024

Nashville, TN

at TBD

2024 North American Renderers Association Annual Convention

October 22, 2024 - October 26, 2024

at Ritz Carlton Bacara

Visit the convention website



APPI Code of Practice Wrap-Up 2 – Sacramento, California

October 28, 2024 - October 28, 2024

Sacramento, California

at TBD

2025 Congressional Fly In

June 23, 2025 - June 25, 2024

15 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001

at Kimpton Hotel George

2025 North American Renderers Association Annual Convention

October 21, 2025 - October 26, 2025

at Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.