Schedule at a Glance

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CheeseCon 2023 will take place April 4-6, 2023 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.


Pre-conference events will be on April 4 with the full conference taking place April 5-6.

The tabletop exhibit hall will be open Wednesday, April 5.

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

Wednesday April 5

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

9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Center for Dairy Research Workshop: Artisan Cheesemaking at CDR (purchase ticket to attend)


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

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

12:30—1:00 p.m. 
Recognition of WCMA Leadership Training Participants

12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Ideas Showcase

3:00 —4:30 p.m. 
Collegiate Contest Awards Ceremony

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

Thur. April 6

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.
Center for Dairy Research Tours

1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Interactive Workshops

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

6:00—8:00 p.m.
U.S. Champions Awards Banquet (purchase ticket to attend)

8:30 p.m.—Midnight, Sheraton Madison Hotel
Afterglow Reception