North American Olive Oil Association Blog

2018 Olive Oil Conference

We are pleased to announce the details of the 4th annual Olive Oil Conference, which will be held from July 10-12 at the Chicago Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.  

We have assembled an interesting and relevant program that will be of interest to anyone who works in the olive oil industry or has an interest in nutrition and health.

2017 Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 2

The second day of the Olive Oil Conference was even better than the first! Participants were treated to two outstanding cooking demonstrations and insider information on the olive oil and retail food business. 

2017 Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 1

The first day of the Olive Oil Conference was filled with olive oil tastings, the latest in the industry and a unique cooking demonstration.

Marco Scanu, Guest Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Marco Scanu will be a guest speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 19, 2017. As an olive oil maker and olive oil business consultant, Marco leads several olive oil projects around the world. 

Ellie Krieger, Guest Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Ellie Krieger will be a guest speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 20, 2017. Ellie is the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” and well known as the host of Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite.” Ellie Krieger is the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today, helping people find the sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet.

Brie Thompson, Guest Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Brie Thompson will be a guest speaker at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 20, 2017. Brie Thompson is the proud co-founder of Olivelle in Bozeman, Montana.

Third Annual Olive Oil Conference

The third annual Olive Oil Conference, co-hosted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes, will be held July 19 to July 20, 2017 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

Olive Oil Conference Discount

This year's Olive Oil Conference, co-hosted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes, will be held July 19 to July 20, 2017 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

Registration rates are discounted until May 19, 2017. 

For more information and registration, please visit www.OliveOilConference.com.

Here's what you can expect at the conference. 

OO Conference Tasting Champ Journey to Tuscany

As the winner of the inaugural North American Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taster’s Championship held in 2015, Hayley Stevens was awarded a week long trip to Tuscany sponsored by "Olivaria, Hand-picked Experiences." Here's what Hayley reported back to us.

2nd Annual Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 3

Day 3 of the Olive Oil Conference started off very seriously and ended with a literal bang with a cooking demontration by Olly Rouse and Joe Gould of Lainston House.