Join FCSI The Americas in Denver April 19-21, 2018 for three days of networking, education, and fun.
Celebrate with us… The Americas Division is turning 10! Join us in the Mile High City to celebrate a decade of excellence. Read on for all the details of this epic event!
- Schedule Overview
- Details on Educational Sessions & Special Events
- First Time Consultant Attendee Grants Available
- Innovation Showcase
- Host Hotel and Accommodations
- Flight Discounts Available through Delta
- Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Thursday, April 19
Professional Membership exams, complimentary professional head shots, and opening party
Friday, April 20
Full day of education and networking, including complimentary professional head shots, the Innovation Showcase and an evening of food, drinks, fun, and the C4EC After Hours Party at our host hotel, Hilton Denver City Center
Saturday, April 21
Full day of education and networking followed by closing party at Punch Bowl Social Denver
|9:30am-1:30pm||Pre-Conference Activity: Ice-O-Matic (2 CEUs)||Contact Julia Gregory for details|
|9:00am-5:00pm||Professional Skills Exam (Closed)|
|9:00am-5:00pm||Industry Knowledge Exam|
|4:45pm-5:30pm||FCSI Professional Membership Process – Making the Most of Your FCSI Membership||Doug Huber, FCSI|
|7:00pm-10:00pm||Opening Party: Pinnacle Club|
|8:15am-8:30am||Allied Member Meeting|
|8:30am-10:00am||Welcome and Opening Keynote: Get Switched On!||Chip Eichelberger|
|10:30am-11:45am||General Session: A Day in the Life of a Nerdy Foodservice Consultant||Beth Ziesenis|
|11:45am-1:45pm||Lunch: Celebrating the Induction of New FCSI Fellows|
|1:45pm-3:00pm||Breakout: How Do They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Foodservice Consultants||Beth Ziesenis|
|Breakout: REVIT – How Do You Stack Up?||Joe Carbonara (moderator), Brett Daniel, FCSI, Shelby Wurscher, Chris Huebner|
|Breakout: The Business of Cannabis Kitchens||Jaime Lewis|
|3:15pm-4:30pm||Cheers to Your Chapter!|
|7:00pm-9:00pm||Evening Event: Hilton Denver City Center Outdoor Plaza|
|9:00pm-11:00pm||Committee for Emerging Consultants (C4EC) Silent Disco After Hours Party|
|9:00am-9:30am||FCSI Business Meeting|
|9:30am-10:15am||General Session: TBD|
|10:30am-11:45am||Breakout: Virtual Reality for Foodservice Design||Chris Huebner|
|Breakout: Resolving Labor Issues…It’s a People Business After All!||Chris Tripoli, FCSI|
|Breakout: Food Display Trends||Joe Schumaker, FCSI, Danielle McMiller|
|11:45am-1:30pm||Lunch & Product of the Year Announcement|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Breakout: Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Consulting Firms – Roundtable Mixer|
|Breakout: Technology ROI||IFBTA Member Brian Anderson|
|Breakout: You Want to Cook Where?||Bill Caruso, FFCSI (PP), Scott Heim|
|3:00pm-4:30pm||Closing Keynote: 1 hour Stand-up Special||Tom Papa|
|7:00pm-10:00pm||Closing Party: Punch Bowl Social|
*This conference qualifies for 9 CEUs.
Attention Conference Sponsors… sponsoring companies receive complimentary/discounted registrations based on their level of sponsorship. If you are a conference sponsor, please contact Penny (309.808.2165 ext. 3) prior to registering.Please note – you MUST be logged into your profile in order for prices to reflect member rates. If you are not logged in, the prices will default to non-member rates. Forgot your login credentials? Contact Penny or Kimberly for assistance.
extended through Feb 7
received after Feb 7
|Additional Consultant member*||$349||$449|
|Corporate/Allied – Sponsor member – please contact Penny prior to registering||$849||$949|
|Corporate/Allied – Non-sponsor member||$1,499||$1,699|
|Non-member – Consultant**||$950||$950|
|Non-member – Corporate/Allied**||$3,325||$3,525|
|Spouse/Significant Other Registration (Evening Events Only)||$295||$295|
*Receive a discount on conference registration when you register one or more additional consultants from the same firm!
**Contact Penny Price at email@example.com for details about membership and potential discounted registration rate.
First Time Attendee Grants Available
Thanks to the generosity of the FCSI Educational Foundation and FCSI’s corporate members, we are offering 20 grants, each valued at US$1,000, to offset some of the costs of attending the 2018 Conference. Grants are available for first-time attendees of the FCSI Biennial Conference, or Symposium, or someone who has not attended either program for at least four years. The intent of this grant is to encourage emerging consultants to attend the conference together with their principal(s) where they can expand their knowledge, extend their network and be encouraged to become actively involved in the Society.
G.A. Systems, Inc.
Irinox North America
Kason Industries (2 grants)
KCL (2 grants)
The Legacy Companies
NEMCO Food Equipment
Polar King International
Thermodyne Foodservice Products
Utility Refrigerator (2 grants)
Hilton Denver City Center (formerly known as the Denver Marriott City Center)
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
To book a room with the FCSI TA special room rate of $189/night, contact FCSI The Americas Headquarters.
Flight Discounts Available through Delta
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. Select ‘Book Your Flight’ and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code NMR3Y in the box provided.
Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at +1 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.
Thank you to our 2018 Denver Conference Sponsors!
Questions? Contact our staff:
Wade Koehler, CAE, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.808.2165
Penny Price, Director of Member Services
email@example.com or 309.808.2165
Kimberly Kissel, Director of Education
firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.808.2165