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AHF 2024 Annual Conference

August 23-25, 2024 | San Antonio, Tx

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice Annual Conference is the largest national gathering of self-operated facilities, operators, vendors, and professionals in the healthcare and senior dining industries. Join us for our 2024 Annual Conference in San Antonio for critical take-aways, memorable networking, inspirational content, and so much more. 

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About The AHF 2024 National Conference

Self Operated Excellence

The 2024 National Conference will be a great way to connect with peers, colleagues, and business partners from the healthcare, senior dining, and hospitality industries. Expand your professional network, make new friendships, and earn up to 15+ CEUs through ANFP, ACF, and The Academy. 

Start Planning Your Attendance Now: AHF has a number of fantastic ways to attend. Check out our operator justification template letter below to help make the case to your administrators as to why AHF’s National Conference is an investment for your facility and staff. Submit the letter now to your administrators to gain early approval. Also, be sure to check out our scholarships, apply for an AHF Award, apply for the Culinary Competition for additional ways to attend. 

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Critical Speakers, Education, Networking, Meals, Receptions, and More!

Sample Conference Schedule

First Day
Second Day
Third Day
Free Time

Enjoy a break between sessions.

Free Time

Enjoy a break before you join us for our opening reception or new attendee reception. See you at the party!

Are you new to AHF’s annual conference? Head over to our New Attendee Reception for an hour before our Opening Reception. This isn’t your average reception with drinks and so much chatter you can’t hear yourself think. Instead, you’ll be paired with other new attendees in small groups lead by...

Opening Reception

A fun, casual, networking event! Join us to network, chat, and get to know one another. Dinner and drinks will be provided.

Grab some breakfast and then head into the main ballroom to snag a seat and great ready for conference. The conference opener will get you pumped to get going! Then we will present two of our annual award winners: The Exemplary Leadership Award and Future Horizons Award. Be sure to...

FISH Talks

Join AHF at the main stage for our annual FISH-Talks. FISH sessions are 15-minute, focused, in-depth presentations from four of our industry experts.

Networking Break

Grab a bathroom break and chat with friends and colleagues and then join us back for our next presentation. 

Awards Presentation

Celebrate and honor our national award winners as we present the Partnership in Leadership Award as well as the Spotlight Award. 

FISH Talks Panel Discussion

A moderated panel discussion between our four FISH speakers continuing the conversation and diving deeper into their FISH presentations and expertise.

Networking Break

Grab a bathroom break and chat with friends and colleagues and then join us back at the mainstage for our next presentation. 

AHF Tradeshow & Lunch

Our annual conference tradeshow is one of our most loved conference events. Our vendors will be ready and waiting for you in the AHF Tradeshow Hall. Head over to explore new products, services, innovations, and more. Be sure to check out your Business Partner Directory in your registration bag. Lunch...

Transition Break

Grab a bathroom break and then head over to your chosen concurrent session. 

Free Time

Take a break and enjoy the free time before you join us for our Culinary Competition!

AHF’s Culinary Competition is a career-changing opportunity for our competing member teams. Five teams of three are selected from self-operated facilities around the country.

Rise & Shine Exercise Activity

Make your peers jealous by getting an early start with our complimentary morning exercise class!

Breakfast is Served

Grab breakfast and then head to our discussion group rooms to gain valuable insights from your peers. 

Discussion Groups

Attendees will join discussion group rooms for more focused conversations about a topic relevant to their day-to-day work and the challenges our operators are facing.

Networking Break

Grab a bathroom break and chat with friends and colleagues and then join us back at the mainstage for our next presentation. 

Awards Presentation

Celebrate and honor our national award winners as we present the Benchmarking Excellence and Sustainability Awards.

Networking Break

Grab a bathroom break and chat with friends and colleagues and then join us back at the mainstage for our next presentation. 

Send your company's leaders to join us in the Business Partner Debrief. Lunch will be provided. This is your chance to tell AHF's leaders what AHF did well, what can be improved, and what you'd like to see in the future.

Networking Break

Grab a bathroom break and chat with friends and colleagues and then head over to your selected concurrent session. 

The AHF Think Tank Room is a new innovative session where operators and business partners can join our brainstorming room to exchange their latest ideas and industry hot topics. Walk away with a list of fresh ideas to innovate your facility. Attendees may be asked to submit pre-recorded short 5-15...

Networking Break

Grab a bathroom break and then head back to the main stage for our final presentations!

Awards Presentation

Celebrate and honor our national award winners as we present the Chapter of the Year Award and AHF's Presidential Service Award(s). 

Lazy River Duck Race

Maybe the lazy rivers follow us, or maybe we’re following the lazy rivers. Either way, we’ll be racing hundreds of rubber ducks down one. Buy your rubber duck when you register for the conference. This could be your year to win duck glory!

Free Time

Enjoy a break before you join us for Celebrate AHF!

Celebrate AHF - Closing Gala Dinner

Our closing dinner and gala reception. We’ll start off by honoring our Lifetime Achievement and Making A Different Award Winners during dinner. Following that, we’ll highlight our Culinary Competition winners and other AHF leaders. AHFs leaders and Culinary Competition Winners. Of course, we can’t forget about our live band, dancing,...

Don't Take our word for it

The AHF National Conference never disappoints! If you can dream it, an operator or business partner at the conference is willing to share their wisdom and help you succeed.
Executive Chef and Foodservice Director
Being an active member of AHF has been an amazing experience. It has allowed me to excel both professionally and personally by giving me a solid connection to like minded leaders driving excellence in food and nutrition services.
Senior Dining Foodservice Director
AHF conference is time well spent. Great opportunities for refreshing my perspective on daily operational challenges with innovative ideas and solutions. Always appreciate this time.
Foodservice Cook