Frequently Asked Questions for Attending the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

Are you exhibiting/do you have a booth at the NCBA Trade Show? Check the FAQ for Exhibitors!

Q: Where is the event held?

The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Click here for directions.
February 1-3, 2023!
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Q: When does housing & registration open for the 2023 CattleCon?

Attendee registration and housing will open Monday, October 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM Mountain Time. Click here to view pricing and hotel information.

Q: What is included in a Cattle Industry Registration? 

A Cattle Industry Member (or Non-Member) Registration includes tickets/admission to all events in Special Events section (excluding ANCW pre-convention event, Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Reception and Banquet & BEEFit 5K), as well as admission to NCBA Trade Show. Tickets for Cattlemen's College must be purchased separately.

Q: If I purchase a Trade Show only registration, what do I have access to?

A Trade Show Only registration gets you access only to the NCBA Trade Show. Trade Show Only registrations do not include access to General Sessions, evening events, or business meetings. Learn more about the NCBA Trade Show here. Thinking about upgrading your registration? Check out the Events & Meetings page to see what all CattleCon has to offer!

Q: Do I need the cancellation insurance?

National Cattlemen's Beef Association now offers an optional insurance policy through Rainprotection Insurance that Will Refund You 100% of Your Registration Fees if you are unable to attend due to covered reason. You will be covered from the moment you register until the start of the event. You will receive a 100% refund, no matter when you cancel, if you are unable to attend the event for a covered reason outside of your control. There are no fees or penalties. 

If you decide not to use the registration insurance, there are absolutely no refunds if you are unable to attend the event.

Q: Is there a student rate available?

 Yes! We offer a discounted student rate. Valid Student ID must be present to pick up badge. Check out the student scholarship opportunity here!

Q: I am a producer and want to come to Convention but I can’t afford the cost. What can I do?

Did you know we offer scholarship programs for individuals just like you? Annual CattleCon scholarship applications are now closed. Scholarship applications to attend the 2024 CattleCon will open Summer 2023. Click here for more information on the scholarship opportunities!

Q: How do I attend Cattlemen's College?

To attend Cattlemen’s College you must purchase the Education Package or add Cattlemen’s College to your Cattle Industry Registration or One Day: Wednesday Registration. Learn more about Cattlemen’s College here!

Q: Can I attend a single session of Cattlemen's College?

No, when you register for Cattlemen's College it is for the full two-day event. You may purchase specific sessions post-Convention via the Cattlemen's College online campus. Check back here.

Q: What is a Prime Pass?

Prime Pass is your Fast Pass at Convention! 


  • Dedicated Entry & Reserved Seating at Select Events 
  • Two Drink Tickets for major events during the Convention: Trade Show Welcome Reception, Thursday Night Event & Friday Night Event
  • Dedicated Name Badge Pickup Area

Q: Is my spouse or guest included with the purchase of my Prime Pass?

No, a Prime Pass must be purchased for each individual.

Q: What kind of registration type is best for me?

Sometimes, finding the perfect registration can be hard. To help, we have broken down each registration type so you can decide which best fits your needs!

The Education Package is for cattlemen & women of any age looking to learn, network, and take part in the full experience of #CattleCon. 

 With this package, you get full access to:

  1. All Cattlemen’s College sessions 
  2. All General Sessions 
  3. Business/committee meetings
  4. Thursday & Friday Night Events 
  5. Entry to the NCBA Trade Show
  6. Trade Show lunches & receptions

Cattle Industry Registration is the meat and potatoes of #CattleCon registrations. Experience all the main pieces to the cattle industry’s premier event – The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show! 

 The Cattle Industry Member (and Non-Member) registration includes:

  1.  All General Sessions 
  2. Business/committee meetings 
  3. Thursday & Friday Night Events 
  4. Entry to the NCBA Trade Show
  5. Trade Show lunches & receptions

Did you know we offer Student Registration? ALL Students can receive discounted registration by simply selecting "student" when registering for a Cattle Industry Registration!*

*Please note: Student Registration offer cannot be used on a one-day or trade show-only registration. This must be combined with a Cattle Industry Registration

If you’re running on a tight schedule, but still want to make it THE event for the cattle industry - One-Day Only Registration may be the type for you. This registration has access to: 

  1. Admission to that day’s General Session 
  2. Business/committee meetings
  3. Entry to the NCBA Trade Show on that particular day 
  4. Trade Show Lunch and Reception 
  5. Thursday OR Friday Night Event (If applicable)

Did you know you have the option to attend just the NCBA Trade Show? Trade Show Only Registration options include: 

  1. Single Day (Member & Non-Member) 
  2. Multiple day (Member & Non-Member)

Bringing your whole herd to #CattleCon23? Then you NEED to hear about our Family Pack Registration! The Family Pack includes: 

  1.  One (1) Cattle Industry Registration 
  2. One (1) Guest Cattle Industry Registration
  3. Two (2) Student Registrations   
Simply select “Family Pack” when registering to save $100!

Looking to gain knowledge on improving your operation, building a better herd, or maintaining a healthy herd that you already have? Then the Cattlemen’s College Registration* may be for you! This registration package includes access to: 

  1. All Cattlemen’s College Sessions 
  2. Cattlemen’s College Kickoff & Welcome event 
  3. Cattlemen’s College Opening Session & Breakfast 
  4. Cattlemen’s College Recap Luncheon 

 *Cattlemen’s College Registration must be combined with one full day registration or Cattle Industry Registration.

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