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USA Rice plans in-person Outlook Conference, Dec. 5-7, in New Orleans

david lacour, katie maher
Louisiana rice producer David Lacour (left) shows Katie Maher of USA Rice a photo on his phone as fellow producer Dane Hebert looks on during the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference opening reception — photo by Vicky Boyd

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the USA Rice Outlook Conference is once again planned as an in-person event, Dec. 5-7, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

While some elements of the event might be a bit different due to safety measures, USA Rice is monitoring guidance daily from local, state and federal health authorities. As such, the group will make real-time adjustments, as needed, to provide a safe meeting environment.

On-site policies will be communicated to registered attendees before the conference and signage will be posted throughout the event space to keep attendees informed of any changes.

For a comprehensive look at the safety measures in place and USA Rice’s Code of Conduct requirements, visit

Early bird registration

Register by Nov. 5 and save $100

New breakout sessions are planned for all segments of the rice industry. Dynamic keynote speakers, a blockbuster trade show and much more are planned for this return to in-person meetings.

As in the past, the Dec. 6 Awards Luncheon will include the 2021 Rice Awards, the Rice Sustainability Award, and the National Rice Month Scholarship Contest winners and top video. The next Rice Leadership Development Class also will be named.

Meeting venue

This year’s conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans located near the South Market District and adjacent to Caesars Superdome.

Hotel rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation no later than Nov. 2. Reserve your room online, or call the hotel directly at (877) 803-7534 and ask for the special USA Rice rate.

Contact Jeanette Davis at 240-682-0059 or email Jeanette Davis if you have questions.

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