Schedule at a Glance

CheeseCon 2023 will take place April 4-6, 2023 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Pre-conference events will be April 4 with the full conference taking place April 5-6.
The tabletop exhibit hall will be open Wednesday, April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 4

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. WCMA Job Fair
5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m WCMA Young Professionals Event (purchase ticket to attend)

Wednesday, April 5

8:00 a.m.—8:45 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.—1:00 p.m.  Recognition of WCMA Leadership Training Participants
1:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m Ideas Showcase
3:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m Collegiate Contest Awards Ceremony
5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m Reception & Championship Cheese Auction

Thursday, April 6

8:00 a.m.—9:15 a.m. WCMA Recognition Breakfast
9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Complimentary Lunch
1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Center for Dairy Research Tours (bus transportation provided to/from Center for Dairy Research)
1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Interactive Workshops
4:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m. U.S. Champions Reception
5:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m U.S. Champions Awards Banquet (purchase ticket to attend)
8:30 p.m.—Midnight Afterglow Reception (Sheraton Hotel)