Kick off the 2022 Presidents Conference, reconnect with industry friends, and make new ones at our outdoor reception Sunday evening. We’ll be in the beautiful Brittlebush space located steps away from the Westin Kierland Golf course. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, the company, and an extra treat or two! Attire: Casual Cocktail
Engage with one of two local highlights featured: tequila tasting or an urban farm experience. At tequila tasting you'll get to experience a tastubg and education on the finer aspects of selecting spirits and comparing grades. With the urban farm experience you'll get a chance to give back without leaving the resort. Urban Farm Education will guide attendees in assembling microgreen grow kits and/or painting seed markers to be used on their local farm. Produce grown there is used for school cafeterias, classroom events, and as food donations to families in need. Space is limited and will be first come, first served. We’ll try to accommodate as many folks as possible, but if you’re interested – arrive early! Attire: Casual
A festive outdoor reception and dinner featuring live music on the beautiful grounds of the Westin Kierland Resort to toast emerging stars in our industry. We invite you to bring your own rising team member to celebrate and network with the next generation of foodservice leaders. Attire: Casual Cocktail
Let’s gather one last time as we close out Presidents Conference on a high note, overlooking the grounds of the Westin Kierland Resort. Enjoy a crisp Sonora Desert evening watching the sunset over the mountains and enjoying delicious food and drinks with friends—new and old. Attire: Casual Cocktail
Take part in the IFMA Education Foundation Presidents Cup at The Westin Kierland Golf Club on Tuesday, November 8 starting at 12:30pm. The award-winning course features 27 holes in complimentary nines. You’ll enjoy networking and individual play around serene lakes, dry desert washes, and the flowering Arizona landscape. Rated by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses” it is truly a unique experience.
As an alternative to golf, select one complimentary spa treatment included as part of your conference registration. Agave, The Arizona Spa at the resort offers treatments inspired by traditional practices of Scottsdale's native cultures as well as therapies infused with healing traditions from all over the world. Choose one of the following during registration:
Signature Master Massage - Incorporating essential oils designed to transform you by soothing sore muscles, increasing circulation and promoting total relaxation. This technique is customized to your needs and may either be light, medium or deep in pressure.
Signature Organic Facial - This facial incorporates cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, masking and hydrating in order to repair and recover youthful skin. This facial is for those 16 and older. The effects of de-aging are immediate.
Signature Nails - Select your polish color and relax. Pure and natural essential oils leave you with beautiful skin and nails. Includes soak, scrub, massage, buffing, shaping, cuticle work and polish or shine.