2019 AAFP Conference

We are excited to announce the dates for the 11th Annual Arkansas Association of Food Protection (AAFP) conference for September 17-18, 2019 at the Fayetteville Town Center on the beautiful square in downtown Fayetteville, AR. 

We are returning to the Fayetteville Square which was very popular for the restaurants and entertainment options.  There are multiple Hotels in Fayetteville located in close proximity to the Fayetteville Town Center, so we will work on group rates at applicable hotels.


The Fayetteville Town Center is newer than the Chancellor Hotel or Holiday Inn conference venues, and it offers a more flexible floor plan with more space.  The Fayetteville Town Center has multiple outdoor areas to support our evening entertainment plans to celebrate our 11th Annual.

In the coming weeks and months we will be releasing the Agenda, Key Note Speakers and Speakers.  Our goal is to create a conference that is worthy of the Food Safety sector in Arkansas yet has speakers that are at many National Conferences.   Our state’s food processing and food safety reaches far beyond Arkansas and the region with products and decisions by global entities headquartered in our state.  With this conference and other workshops, we make an effort to keep our food safety professionals informed of their impact at home and beyond Arkansas.

2019 Agenda and Speaker Schedule

View Event Agenda and Speaker Info Below

2019 Individual Conference Registrations

Additional Events

Microbiome Symposium

What it is, how to use the data, and how to secure it

Presented by University of Arkansas

September 16, 2019

8:00am – 7:00pm (Refreshments served after 4:30pm)

Food Defense and Facility Protection

“all hands on deck”

Presented by Global Food Defense Institute

September 19 - 20, 2019

Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center

Booth and Sponsor Registrations

Hotel Information and Group Rates  


Chancellor Hotel Fayetteville (Changing name to the graduate)

AAFP Group Rate Starting at $109/night



Towne Place Suites Fayetteville North/Springdale

Group Rate Coming Soon


Homewood Suites by Hilton Fayetteville

AAFP Group Rate Starting at $109/night


Poster Symposium: Call for Poster Abstracts

The 11th annual Arkansas Association for Food Protection (AAFP) general meeting will be held September 16-18, 2019 at the Fayetteville Town Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Education Committee for the AAFP would like to invite all current and future members (must be an Arkansas Affiliate member at the time of abstract submission) to submit abstracts for scientific posters based on any food safety research/work they have done (current or past, published or unpublished). Students (undergraduate and graduate), post-docs, technical staff and professionals are encouraged to participate in the poster symposium.