General Information

Venue:
Meetings and hotel accommodations will be at The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI USA. www.concoursehotel.com

Registration:
follow link Online registration

Registration fee:
Early bird (through Monday, April 17, 2017, 17:00 CDT, U.S.A.) US$495
After April 17, 2017 US$570
Accompanying person US$350
One Day registration US$170

Full registration fee includes access to all meetings (by invitation only), symposium, technical tour, lunches, health breaks, and evening events from May 8-12, 2017, except for the gala dinner. A token payment of US$40 will be charged on registration for the Gala Dinner, May 11, 2017.

One Day registration fee includes the day program (IDF/ISO meetings by invitation only), lunch and health breaks, and evening social event. For the Gala Dinner there is a token payment of $40.

You must register by May 1, 2017, to attend Covance tour due to security check requirements.

Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors: The Organizing committee will assist you with your Registrations. Please do not use the registration link.

Payment:
Payment must be performed with credit card (VISA, Master Card) when registering. Your credit card will be charged in US dollars by US-IDF. If you are not able to pay using a credit card, please contact registration@madison2017.com to make other arrangements. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellation of registration and funds: any cancellation must be notified in writing to US-IDF (registration@madison2017.com). The registration fee will be refunded after the deduction of 50% if participation is cancelled prior to April 8, 2017. No refund will be possible after this date; however, you may transfer registration to a colleague. To make a substitution you must contact US-IDF at registration@madison2017.com.

VISA requirements for U.S.:
For information regarding visa regulations for the U.S., please consult https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Social Events:
Monday, May 8:  Opening Session, Welcome reception
Tuesday, May 9:  Manufacturers Showcase, Concourse Hotel (light refreshments)
Wednesday, May 10:  Wisconsin style evening, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Verona, WI
Thursday, May 11: Gala dinner, Concourse Hotel

Accommodations:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the venue hotel, The Concourse, for Analytical Week participants. The per night room rate is $169 plus taxes. Click here to make your online reservation.

Program:
The business meetings are open only to members and announced observers from ISO and IDF (full registration).  The exhibition of analytical providers (May 8-10) as well as the Symposium and Technical Tour (May 10) are open to all participants with registration.

Working documents for Action Teams and Standing Committees will be made available through the IDF intranet (intranet.fil-idf.org), members only.

See detailed program on Program page of website.

Dress code:
Business meetings: smart casual
Welcome reception and gala dinner: Informal

Insurance:
The Organizing Commmittee nor US-IDF cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or loss or damage of property belong to Analytical Week participants and accompanying persons.  Kindly check your personal insurance at home for coverage.

Weather:
The weather in May is usually nice but unpredictable.  Spring is in season, but temperatures can vary greatly and rain showers are common.  We recommend layering clothes and bring a jacket for the evenings.  Daytime temperatures average 69°F (21C) during the day and 46°F (8C) in the evenings.  Also pack an umbrella.

Electricity:
Electricity supply is 110V (60 Hz).  You will need an adaptor for the outlets.

Conference Secretariat:
US-IDF     info@madison2017.com

Organizing Committee:
Shared Chair: Jackie Page, Jay Mattison, and Deb Wendorf Boyke (US-IDF); Bob Salter, Paul Sauve, Juan Romero, David Barbano, Aurélie Dubois (IDF), and Marcel de Vreeze (ISO TC 34/SC5)

IDF/ISO

International Dairy Federation (IDF):
The International Dairy Federation is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain.  IDF engages all stakeholders in productive activities and research projects to further current knowledge and science in a wide range of issues.  Through its working bodies, events and work program IDF provides a common platform, systems and a process for the global dairy sector to come together to reach consensus.  Given its consensus-building capacity, IDF represents the global voice of dairy towards stakeholders and intergovernmental organizations.  For more information visit www.fil-idf.org.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO):
The International Organization for Standardization is an independent, non-governmental membership organization made up of 165 member countries and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.  Its International Standards give world-class specification for products, service and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.  They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.  ISO Technical Subcommittee ISO/TC 34/SC 5 develops, in cooperation with IDF, International Standards in the field of milk and milk products.  For more information:  www.iso.org