COVID-19 Response and Cancellation Policy

Of utmost importance to Clemson University and Sonoco FRESH is the safety of everyone involved in planning, executing and attending the Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit. In light of ongoing developments with COVID-19, the Summit will be moved to a fully online, virtual experience that will take place February 24-26, 2021.

Networking and collaboration are cornerstones of our event, and we will be using a dynamic virtual conference platform that will allow attendees to join interactive and engaging programs – all while attendees connect from the comfort and safety of their homes or offices.

Registration for the virtual Summit is $129 for individuals and $99 per person for groups of 5 or more registering together. Anyone who has already registered for the Summit will receive a refund for the difference between price paid and the new price. Proceeds from the Summit will support future activities of the FRESH initiative at Clemson University.

The Summit cancellation process (regardless of in-person or virtual) is as follows: 28 days prior to event date for 100% refund; 14 days prior to event date for 50% refund; no refund will be given less than 14 days prior to the Summit. Cancellation requests must made by email to

Please send an email to with any questions.