82nd NRA Annual Convention

October 19-23, 2015 · The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel · Dana Point, California

The following preliminary schedule is designed to provide a general overview of this year’s convention events. Upon arrival at the convention, be sure to use the detailed schedule located in the meeting app for accurate times, locations, listings and other helpful information.

NRA committee meetings are open to all attendees. Industry policies and issues are addressed at these meetings with members exchanging ideas and viewpoints. The committees make recommendations to the NRA Board of Directors on policy and future direction of the organization.

Monday, October 19, 2015

1:00pm - 4:00pm

FPRF Research Committee Meeting


FPRF Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

8:30am - 10:00am

FPRF Membership/Board of Directors Meeting

10:00am - 11:30am

NRA APPI Committee Meeting

11:30am - 1:30pm

Canadian Renderers Association Meeting

1:30pm - 4:00pm

FPRF Emerging Issues Seminar

4:00pm - 5:30pm

NRA Executive Committee Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

NRA Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

7:15am - 8:30am


7:45am - 8:30am

NRA Sustainability Committee Meeting

8:30am - 9:00am

NRA Biofuels Committee Meeting

9:00am - 12:00pm

Spouse/Guest Event - Fused Glass Making

9:00am - 9:45am

Feed Regulation Committee Meeting

9:45am - 10:15am

NRA Environment Committee Meeting

10:15am - 11:00am

NRA Legislative Action Committee Meeting

11:00am - 11:45am

NRA Communications Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 2:00pm

NRA Welcome Luncheon

2:00pm - 4:00pm

NRA Opening General Session

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Silent Auction Kick-Off - Rendering for Good

4:00pm - 5:30pm

World Renderers Organization Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Chairman's Reception

Thursday, October 22, 2015

7:00am - 8:30am


7:30am - 8:30am

NRA International Market Development Committee Meeting

7:30am - 8:30am

Eastern Region NRA Meeting

8:00am - 8:00pm

Silent Auction Open - Rendering for Good

8:30am - 11:30am

Industry Issues Forum

8:30am - 11:30am

Spouse/Guest Event - Photography Class


Box Lunches Pick-Up

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Set-Up for Tabletop Reception & Exhibit

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Optional Tour - Orange County Winery Tour and Tasting


NRA Annual Golf Tournament BUS DEPARTURE

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Optional Tour - Sailing Regatta

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Tabletop Reception & Exhibit


Rendering for Good Live Auction

Friday, October 23, 2015

7:00am - 8:30am


7:30am - 8:45am

NRA Audit & Budget Committee Meeting

8:00am - 11:45am

International Market Forum

10:45am - 11:30am

NRA Convention Planning Committee Meeting

12:00pm - 2:00pm

NRA Board of Directors Meeting

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sip, Splash & Socialize

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday Night Reception & Dinner