The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. As a global forum for professionals, educators, and students, the meeting will attract more than 1,700 dairy foods and production specialists from 51 countries with common but diverse interests in the future of dairy science.

This meeting has no abstract submission fee or separate charge to attend the Opening Reception.

The registration fee includes the Opening Reception, Sunday’s late-breaking abstract session, free Wi-Fi in public areas of the convention center, coffee and pastries during morning poster sessions, afternoon ice cream breaks in the exhibit hall, our always-popular ice cream social, and a meeting with really nice people!

New in 2019!

An extended meeting: ADSA 2019 has been extended to a full day on Wednesday, with no increase in the registration rate. Be sure to plan your stay through Wednesday, including events on Wednesday night.

A Professional and Graduate Student First Timers Orientation and Reception. Relax, meet other first-time attendees, and get the scoop on how to get the most from the meeting from those in the know!

By-discipline lunch tables in the Exhibit Hall to help you connect with those with a common research focus.

An improved native meeting app (iPhone and Android)

Audience microphones in the largest session rooms to improve the quality of all-important discussion.

ADSA Annual Meeting by the Numbers

The 2018 ADSA Annual Meeting attendee survey found that…

  • 69.6% brought back 1 to 3 new ideas that they intend to use in their work and 24.3% brought back more than 3 new ideas!
  • 43.3% brought back 1 to 3 new ideas from a species or discipline other than their primary area of focus!
  • 62.4% made 2 to 5 new contacts during the meeting

The 2018 ADSA Annual Meeting included attendees from…

  • 44 US states and territories and 51 countries
  • 839 universities
  • 612 companies
  • 72 government agencies
  • 19 associations and 133 other organizations

2018 Meeting Testimonials

“If you can only choose one professional meeting to attend per year, this is the meeting to choose. It has it all and it never disappoints. This is the meeting I go to when I need a reminder of why I do what I do.”

“The best forum for dairy food sciences.”

“ADSA is a must for students and professional members. The best networking place in the dairy sciences worldwide.”

“The best two days I spend professionally each year. Excellent quality and quality of calf research, and a great networking opportunity.”

“If you want to know what is coming down the road in dairy science, this is the place to be. The meeting is a great networking opportunity and an excellent mechanism to maintain and strengthen professional ties with dairy colleagues. This is a ‘must do’ for any dairy professional.”

“As a graduate student, it was really exciting to see the great research going on around the world. It really does open your eyes to the amazing possibilities of dairy science.”

“Most of my collaborations, and even job opportunities, have started in the ADSA meeting. I appreciate the community, updates, and interaction at this meeting.”

ADSA is an excellent conference for anyone with an interest in dairy research, education, or extension—ranging from students to faculty and staff, and industry. The three-day focus on dairy helps rejuvenate the through process for the subsequent year. This is where one will find access to new ideas and dairy networks.”

ADSA 2018 was my first dairy conference and it has reaffirmed my motivation to pursue a career in dairy science. I am incredibly grateful undergraduate students are allowed the opportunity to attend and learn a great deal of new information. I was able to connect with many researchers and take ideas with me to apply towards current and future project.”

Conference Events

Sunday, June 23

  • Nutrition Models Workshop
  • DRMS Records Management Workshop
  • Discover Conference Mini Symposium
  • Workshop: Teaching in Dairy Sciences


  • Mixed Models Workshop
  • Teagasc-Moorepark Symposium: Animal Diet, Dairy Product Quality and Advances in Dairy Foods Nutrition and Health
  • On Monday we have scheduled the Ultimate Under the Market Tour.
  • On Tuesday is the Cinci Top 10 Food and Culture Tour.

Continuing Education Credits

Need ARPAS CEUs? The ADSA Annual Meeting has been approved for up to 21 ARPAS continuing education units (CEUs)

Career Opportunities

Professionals or students, post your resume at the Job Resource Center, located in the exhibit hall, and meet with academic, industry, and government leaders, in interview room, located in the convention center.

Students Welcome!

In addition to the variety of scientific programming, students of all levels can participate in valuable oral and poster presentation competitions and enjoy a full itinerary of social and networking opportunities.

Meeting Partners

Interbull Sponsors