Frequently asked questions for attending the 2020 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 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show will be held at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. Click here for directions.
900 E market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Q: When does housing & registration open for the 2020 cattlecon?
Attendee registration and housing will open Monday, October 1, 2019. Register here!
Q: what is included in a full registration?
A Full Registration includes tickets/admission to all events in Special Events section (excluding the Pre-Convention Ag Tour, NCBA-PAC Auction & BEEFit Workouts), 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 will open Thursday, August 1, 2019. Selected applicants will be notified in October. 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 Cattle Industry Member Education Package or add Cattlemen’s College to your Full 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! Receive:
* Access to the Prime Pass lounge
* Dedicated Trade Show Lunch Buffet Line
* 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
* Complimentary Post-Event Access to Cattlemen’s College Online Campus
* Complimentary Coupons for Local Area Attractions & Restaurants
Q: Is my spouse or guest included with the purchase of my Prime Pass?
No, a Prime Pass must be purchased for each individual.