The Conference originally to be held April 22-24 has been postponed due to COVID-19. CPDA will provide updates on rescheduling once new dates are made available. More postponement info here

2020 Spring Regulatory Conference

April 22 – 24, 2020 
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

CPDA is collaborating on the regulatory conference which includes several breakout sessions organized by CPDA.  In addition we were planning a Joint Inert Steering Committee on site meeting prior to the start of the conference.  

Register Today for the April 2020 CLA-RISE-CPDA Regulatory Conference

CPDA is excited to announce that for the second year in a row, the Council will be joining with CLA and RISE to co-host the 2020 Regulatory Conference scheduled for April 22-24 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will feature speakers from EPA and industry who will discuss a wide range of regulatory issues of importance to adjuvant manufacturers, inert ingredient suppliers, formulators, distributors, registrants of post patent pesticides, and other members of the agrotechnology industry.

Among the many informative and educational sessions that will be featured are two breakouts of special interest to CPDA members. One of these sessions will address the challenges in the state registration process for adjuvants and soil amendments. Some states require registration of adjuvant and soil amendment products, while EPA and most other states do not. The interaction with EPA regulation of inert ingredients can be confusing. This session will address the current activities, challenges, and opportunities arising from this issue. The second breakout session you will not want to miss will focus on improving the approval of inert ingredients at the federal level. This breakout will examine opportunities for both industry and EPA to improve the process by using self-certification to develop the petition, submitting the petition through the EPA Portal, and making the review process more efficient.

The Regulatory Conference will also include a general session featuring a panel of EPA officials from all three registering divisions within the Agency (AD, BPPD, and RD) who will discuss the current and future priorities of their respective offices and related impacts on the product approval process. Titled “Navigating Advancement in Science, Complex Regulation, and Consumer Perception!”, this session will include an opportunity for Q&A with members of the audience.

CPDA-CLA  Joint Inert Steering Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

In conjunction with the Regulatory Conference, a meeting of the CPDA-CLA Joint Inerts Steering Committee (JISC) will be held at the hotel the afternoon of April 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be an hour overlap session with the CLA Registration Committee that convenes earlier on Wednesday. This will be followed by two hours of JISC business. The Regulatory Conference gets fully underway with a reception to take place at the hotel that evening.

As noted previously, membership on the CPDA-CLA JISC is open to all CPDA and CLA members and your participation and attendance at the upcoming meeting is strongly encouraged! Should you have any topics or issues you would like to see addressed at the JISC meeting, please send your suggestions to CPDA President Gary Halvorson at ghalvorson@cpda.com and CLA’s Ray McAllister at rmcallister@croplifeamerica.org or me at dschute@cpda.com. A preliminary JISC meeting agenda is being developed and will be distributed shortly.


Registration Fees:

CPDA, CLA, and RISE Members
Early-Bird Rates (until March 20): $650
Late-Bird Rates (March 21 – April 21): $800
On-Site Rates (April 22 – 24): $900 
Early-Bird Rates (until March 20): $750
Late-Bird Rates (March 21 – April 21): $850
On-Site Rates (April 22 – 24): $950
Federal Government Employees 
Registration for federal government employees is complimentary. Advance registration is encouraged. 
Members of the Media
Please contact scireg@croplifeamerica.org for details on media access.
If you are not a CLA, CPDA or RISE member and have been invited to speak at the conference, please see your invitation letter for specific instructions about registering for the conference.
Refund Policy
If canceled by March 23: 90% refund or registration transferable at 100%
If canceled between March 24 – April 21: 20% refund or registration transferable at 100%
If canceled after April 21: No refund refund or registration transferable at 100%