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Schedule

Sunday, March 19

Time

    

Event

 

8:00am – 6:00pm

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Ground Floor Lobby, Sheraton Hotel

9:00am – 12:00pm

 

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS:

Food Service Trends by Nancy Lane

"Eat, Work, Grow" The Positive Impact of Utilizing Student Development Initiatives in Your Operation by Ronnae Smiley

Local Food Tour by Barry Greenberg


Johnson 1 Sheraton Hotel

Johnson 2, Sheraton Hotel


Johnson 3, Sheraton Hotel

1:30pm – 3:30pm

 

MIDWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETING                

Lucas Board Room, Sheraton Hotel

3:45pm – 6:00pm

 

TRANSPORTATION TO CAMPUS

Loop  from Sheraton Hotel to Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

4:15pm  5:00pm

 

FIRST TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION

Hawkeye Room, IMU

4:15pm  5:00pm

 

WELCOME RECEPTION

Main Lounge, IMU

4:30pm – 8:00pm

 

CULINARY CHALLENGE

Main Lounge, IMU

6:00pm – 8:30pm

 

WELCOME DINNER

Main Lounge, IMU

8:00pm – 9:00pm

 

TRANSPORATION TO HOTEL

Loop from IMU to Sheraton Hotel   

9:00pm  11:30pm

 

LATE NIGHT at TCB

 


Monday, March 20

7:00am – 12:00pm

      

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION  

Ground Floor Lobby, Sheraton Hotel

7:00am – 9:00am

 

TRANSPORTATION TO CAMPUS

Loop from Sheraton Hotel to IMU

7:30am – 8:45am

 

CANDIDATES BREAKFAST,
CULINARY CHALLENGE RESULTS

Main Lounge, IMU

9:00am – 10:30am

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Hide Your Goat: Strategies to Stay Positive
When Negativity Surrounds You, Steve Gilliland          

2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU

10:30am – 10:45am

 

MORNING BREAK

2nd Floor Ballroom Lobby, IMU

10:45am – 11:45am

 

INTEREST SESSIONS

3rd Floor Meeting Rooms, IMU

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

LUNCH 

Main Lounge, IMU

1:15pm – 2:15pm

 

INTEREST SESSIONS

3rd Floor Meeting Rooms, IMU

2:15pm – 2:30pm

 

AFTERNOON BREAK

2nd Floor Ballroom Lobby, IMU

2:30pm – 3:30pm

 

INTEREST SESSIONS

3rd Floor Meeting Rooms, IMU

3:30pm – 4:00pm  

 

TRANSPORTATION TO HOTEL

Loop from IMU to Sheraton Hotel

5:45PM – 6:15PM

 

TRANSPORTATION TO DINNER

Lobby, Sheraton Hotel

6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

DINNER ON THE TOWN

Various Iowa City restaurants


Tuesday, March 21

7:00am – 9:00am   

      

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Ground Floor Lobby, Sheraton Hotel 

7:00am – 8:00am

 

BREAKFAST

Dean Ballroom Lobby and Johnson Room, Sheraton Hotel

8:00am – 9:00am

 

MIDWEST REGION BUSINESS MEETING,
ELECTIONS, & 2018 CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

Dean Ballroom B, C & D, Sheraton Hotel

9:15am – 10:30am

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Chef Curtis Aikens

Dean Ballroom B, C & D, Sheraton Hotel

10:30am – 10:45am

 

MORNING BREAK

 

10:45am  11:45am

 

EDUCATIONAL SUPER SESSIONS:

Food Safety through Industry's Eyes by Mike Wells

Effectively Supervising International Students by Brandon Paulson and Shuhui Lin

Managing Stress with Diet by Eric Cartwright


Dean Ballroom A, Sheraton Hotel

Johnson Room


Dean Ballroom B, C, & D

11:45am – 12:15pm

 

TRANSPORTATION TO SHOWCASE

Loop from Sheraton Hotel to Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

12:15pm

 

SHOWCASE RIBBON CUTTING

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

12:15pm – 3:15pm

 

SHOWCASE 

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

2:45pm – 3:45pm

 

TRANSPORATION TO HOTEL 

Loop from Marriott Hotel & Conference Center to Sheraton Hotel

5:30pm 7:00pm

 

TRANSPORATION TO DINNER

Loop from Sheraton Hotel to Hancher Auditorium

6:00pm – 9:30pm 

 

THE WINNING TICKET DINNER

Hancher Auditorium

9:00pm – 9:45pm

 

TRANSPORTATION TO AFTER HOURS PARTY

Loop from Hancher Auditorium to Hotel Vetro

10:00pm – 12:00am

 

AFTER HOURS

Hotel Vetro


Wednesday, March 22

8:00am – 9:30am

      

CONFERENCE WRAP UP WITH     
2018 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                                   

Dean A&B, Sheraton Hotel