Schedule at a Glance

CheeseCon 2025 will take place April 15-17 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pre-conference events will be April 15, with the full conference taking place April 16-17.

The tabletop exhibit hall will be open Wednesday, April 16.

Tuesday April 15

5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
WCMA Young Professionals Event (purchase ticket to attend)

Wednesday April 16

8:00 a.m.—8:50 a.m. 
Opening Keynote Address

9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. 
Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 

10:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Tabletop Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch

12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Ideas Showcase

3:30 —4:30 p.m. 
Collegiate Contest Awards Ceremony

5:00—7:00 p.m.
Reception & Championship Cheese Auction

Thursday April 17

8:00—9:15 a.m. 
WCMA Recognition Breakfast

9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

12:00—1:15 p.m. 
Complimentary Lunch

1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

5:00—6:00 p.m. Lobby
U.S. Champions Reception

6:00—9:00 p.m.
U.S. Champions Awards Banquet (purchase ticket to attend)

9:00 p.m.—Midnight, Sheraton Madison Hotel
Afterglow Reception