The 20th annual North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held in Wilmington, North Carolina from February 27-28, 2024. NARBA is excited to partner with the North Carolina Caneberry Association on this conference, and to continue the legacy of sharing high-quality research with growers, researchers and industry.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront will be NARBA’s host hotel and the conference will take place conveniently next door at the Wilmington Convention Center. Visit the hotel website for more information on the hotel’s great amenities. The Embassy Suites Wilmington is located along the picturesque Cape Fear River Boardwalk, just minutes from Historic Downtown.

In addition to workshops, classes, speakers and an exhibition hall, attendees will have the chance to tour local farms, see the fields, and learn first hand about new production methods in the area.

Online registration and a detailed schedule with speakers and their talk titles is available on the NARBA website.

“We are looking forward to the conference to be held in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. The annual NARBA conference offers some of the best opportunities to network, learn about the latest advancements in research, and hear about emerging technologies in the caneberry industry across North America. This conference will be unique due to the conference’s partnership with the NC Caneberry Association. This collaboration is exciting and offers an opportunity for networking in the rapidly expanding caneberry industry of the Southeast. We hope to see you there!”

Amanda McWhirt, NARBA’s Vice President and Extension Specialist at the University of Arkansas
North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association is a membership association of growers large and small, researchers, suppliers, and others in the caneberry industry.

For further information and updates about the 2024 NARBA annual conference, as well as sponsorship opportunities, please contact Darcy Kochis at