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PMCA 70th Annual Production Conference


April 11-13, 2016

Lancaster, PA 

69th Annual Conference Highlights

Post-Conference Speaker Q&A

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Beginning candy makers, large confectionery manufacturers, confectionery industry suppliers - this is the organization that brings you together and promotes technological advancement, research, training and peer networking and problem solving.


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  • Member Directory Lisitng
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  • Priority Registration for Production Conference and Short Courses
  • Access to our vast technical research library and conference proceedings
  • Peer networking

PMCA Course Overview

Student Outreach Program

2016 Student Application 
*Available in Fall 2015*
Deadline: 01/30/2016

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Recent News and Upcoming Events  

PMCA Research Reformat Meeting
August 6, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m. 
Conference Call

Membership and Marketing Cmte. Meeting
August 12, 2015
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Conference Call

PMCA Production Conference Program Cmte. Meeting
August 18, 2015
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hershey Technical Center
Hershey, PA

PMCA Education and Learning Cmte. Meeting
August 31, 2015
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Conference Call

 Research and Scholarships

The Research Committee oversees one of PMCA's core areas. From the scholarship programs, specialized fellowships and research grants to technical research symposiums, the committee promotes basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery. Scholarship opportunities involve undergraduate scholarships from the American Association of Candy Technologies (AACT) as well as the PMCA graduate fellowship offered at the Pennsylvania State University.
Qiaoqiao (Vicki) Dai Named Recipient of the
2015 PMCA/Penn State Allen Allured Fellowship Grant

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