The Independent Bakers Association has announced its 43rd Annual Convention, Tuesday and Wednesday June 13-14th in Washington, D.C.

The meeting will take place in the Admiral Rooms of the Courtyard Capitol Hill, 140 L Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. Convention events include a Farm Bill preview, in-depth discussion on implementing the nutrition facts panel changes, guest presentations on tax and healthcare reform, plus daily luncheons with members of Congress and a spouse and family outing on Wednesday.

The Horst G. Denk Legislative Service Awards will be presented to Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Patty Murray (D-WA) for their leadership in the agriculture and food policy field. The award reception will be Wednesday evening at the Capitol Visitor Center. Following the reception, IBA will host a BakePAC dinner for all members and guests at the nearby Capitol Hill Club.

Attendees can register for the convention via the IBA website under the meetings tab. Thanks to meeting sponsors, IBA membership meetings remain free of charge for members, their families, and guests.

Hotel reservations at the Courtyard Capitol Hill may be made by calling 866-239-0003 (mention IBA's annual convention) or through the link on your registration form. As a courtesy, IBA staff is happy to book your reservation if you prefer. Attendees must book by May 17th to receive the discounted rate of $299.00/night Monday-Wednesday.

Attendees may also indicate on your reservation form if they would like to give a brief member-spotlight presentation during the meeting, be scheduled for a visit with a legislator, take part in the golf outing, or attend the “early-arrivals” backyard cookout that Monday.