First-Time Attendee Reception
Saturday, Feb. 24 from 5-6 p.m.
All first-time SLC attendees are invited by the conference planning committee to this special reception. Meet the committee, establish valuable professional contacts, and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres. We ask that returning attendees not participate in this reception to give those joining us for the first time an intimate networking experience.
50th Anniversary Reception
Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6-7 p.m.
Celebrate SLC's 50-year history, mingle with conference attendees, and make new connections while enjoying some light refreshments. It’s the perfect way to unwind from your travels and kick off the conference. We encourage everyone to wear their agency apparel (shirt, hat, jacket, lapel pin, etc.) to both of our opening night receptions. This will be a great way to see which organizations are represented at the conference and be a good conversation starter.
Mix & Mingle Happy Hour
Sunday, Feb. 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Join your colleagues at the hotel bar for some informal networking.
Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6:45 p.m.
Don’t eat alone! Enjoy a great meal, gather with colleagues, and form new friendships at this networking opportunity. When you arrive, see the conference registration desk to sign up.
Networking Activity: Cook New Orleans
Monday, Feb. 26 from 1:30-4 p.m.
The study tour is also at this time.
For this cullinary adventure into New Orleans culture and history, we’ll walk to the New Orleans School of Cooking, about a half mile from our hotel. We’ll be met by a New Orleans chef and cocktail connoisseur who will first lead us in making one of New Orleans most famous drinks, the hurricane. While the group enjoys beverages including the cocktails, iced tea, lemonade, and local brew Abita Amber, the chef will create a few dishes, sharing the fun, food, and folklore of Creole and Cajun cooking. During the cooking demonstration, participants will learn how to make, and get to taste, New Orleans classics gumbo and bananas Foster.
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Register soon because this activity is limited to 30 participants.