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2017 - North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Conference

August 27-30, 2017

The 2017 meeting of the North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers (NACREW) will be held in Plymouth Massachusetts, hosted by the UMass Cranberry Station.  This is our biennial opportunity to meet, network, exchange ideas, present our work, and have a great time!  Visit this site often to see the latest conference updates.

Conference Registration

Registration has closed.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.


August 25th

  • Last day for presenters to upload PowerPoint presentations for oral sessions. Authors should have received an invitation to UMass Amherst Box (NACREW17 folder).  Contact Carolyn DeMoranville at if you need assistance.
  • After this date, presentations must be brought to registration on a USB stick

The Program 

NACREW Schedule At-a-Glance

NACREW 17 Detailed schedule

Sunday (27th)
Whale Watch leaving from Plymouth Harbor (optional)

Monday (28th)
Continental breakfast at the conference hotel
Morning paper sessions at the conference hotel  Monday Presentation Schedule and Abstracts
Afternoon field tour with box lunch
Clam, Chicken, and Lobster bake at a restored Cranberry Box Mill in Wareham (dinner and cash bar)

Tuesday (29th)
Breakfast on your own then travel to the Cranberry Station
Morning session at the Cranberry Station (workshops and discussions)
Lunch and poster session at the Cranberry Station   NACREW Poster Session and Abstracts
Afternoon field tour
Evening event at the 1620 Winery (On Water Street in the Village Landing in front of the hotel) - wine tasting with snacks provided

Wednesday (30th)
Breakfast at the conference hotel
Morning paper session at the conference hotel  Wednesday Presentation Schedule and Abstracts
Select host for next NACREW and adjourn at 12:15 p.m.

The Conference Hotel

The Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor is the conference hotel.  We strongly encourage you to stay at the conference hotel as the organizers have committed to a block of room nights for the conference.  The hotel is located at 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.  Visit their website at

Check in is at 4 p.m., checkout is at 11a.m. (there is a luggage storage room).  Hotel parking is to the side of the hotel (north lot) and to the rear of the hotel (west lot) only.  Parking in these locations is complimentary.  Please note that the lot in front of the Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor is reserved for the Village Landing shops - do not park there.

Travelling to NACREW-17

There are two airports that serve our region, Boston (Logan) has the most flight options but Providence (TF Green) is smaller and easier to navigate.  We highly recommend that you rent a car or use a ride service to travel to Plymouth from either airport.  There is a bus that travels from Logan Airport in Boston to Plymouth (see link below), but the stop is not within walking distance of the hotel (you would need to arrange transport to the hotel from the bus stop - get in touch with organizers if you are considering this option; we may be able to arrange a pickup).

Helpful links:

Boston Logan Airport

TF Green Airport

Plymouth and Brockton Bus Line