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
- Host Hotel and Accommodations
- Flight Discounts Available through Delta
- Important Information for Corporate Members
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- 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: Fueling an Athlete – Secrets from a Food & Nutrition Director for the US Olympic Committee||Terri Moreman|
|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|
|7:00pm-10:00pm||Closing Party: Punch Bowl Social|
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.
(postmarked by 1/31/18)
(postmarked after 1/31/18)
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details about membership and potential discounted registration rate.
Hilton Denver City Center, effective December 1, 2017 (formally 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, click here.
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.
Important Information for Corporate Members
Sponsor the Conference
This year we will continue to have four sponsorship levels (Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver) and are happy to announce that at every level we have added some additional benefits for you. Sponsors who sign up by the end of November 2017 will be recognized in the First Quarter 2018 issue of Foodservice Consultant magazine, so be sure to get your sponsorship form in early!
Support a First Time Attendee of the Conference – your $500 sponsorship helps tremendously!
- Brings new faces to the conference and shows them the value of attending FCSI programs
- Allows even the small allied firms to support the conference
- Allows consulting firms to upgrade the skills and knowledge of their younger members
- Ensures the future of the industry
- Encourages long time members to interact with the next generation of consultants
- The FCSI Educational Foundation matches your grant, giving attendees $1000 to use toward expenses related to the conference
Click here to learn how to get involved in the Innovation Showcase at the Conference.
Thank you to our 2018 Denver Conference Sponsors!
|New Age Industrial||Polar King International, Inc.|
Questions? Contact our staff:
Wade Koehler, CAE, Executive Director
email@example.com or 309.808.2165
Penny Price, Director of Member Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.808.2165
Kimberly Kissel, Director of Education
email@example.com or 309.808.2165