In addition to a fantastic lineup of speakers, updates on the latest industry trends, and unique learning experiences, AHF Annual Conferences are packed with networking events and activities. Check out some of our planned events below.  See you in Scottsdale!

Local Scottsdale Area Activities – AHF is safely planning optional excursions for attendees to add on to their registrations. More information coming once area activities have been selected. Attendees can sign up for activities during registration. 

New Attendee Orientation

Conference Day 1

First time at AHF’s Annual Conference? Welcome! We’re thrilled that you will be joining us in Scottsdale! To make sure you get the most out of your first conference experience with us, join AHF staff and leaders to set up your conference experience and learn the ropes. Once the reception is over, head on over to our Opening Reception to continue networking with food and drinks.

If you miss the New Attendee Orientation or if you want to continue making new connections and asking questions, stop by the New Attendee Reception on Day 2 before the culinary competition.

Opening Reception

Conference Day 1


Jumpstart your conference experience by joining us for our Opening Reception. The reception will have live music, fun activities, drinks, good food and most of all networking!


Culinary Competition

Conference Day 2

Wrap up your sessions, grab a change of clothes and head over to AHF’s Annual Culinary Competition to watch five teams from across the country compete for the Gold medal using ingredients from our Market Basket! AHF’s Culinary Competition is a career-changing opportunity for our competitors, so be sure to cheer them on.

Not able to join in-person? Stay tuned for more details on the livestream!


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Rise & Shine Exercise Activity

Conference Day 3 – Wednesday 6:30-7:30 am

Join your fellow attendees to get an early morning exercise in before sitting in sessions for the day. AHF’s morning exercise activity is a complimentary offering.


Throughout conference

This year, AHF will be conducting fun networking activities with a fundraising twist to them. Designed to support AHF’s scholarship program and other charitable causes, these activities are a fun way to give back while networking with new connections. new friends.

Celebrate AHF!

Conference Day 3

Attire: Cocktail attire; Jackets requested

Come Celebrate AHF! Each year we cap off our conference with the biggest celebration of the week. Grab your best cocktail attire, some photos on the AHF red carpet, and then network! The night will include an inspiring dinner and refreshments and a brief awards presentation highlighting the 2022 Making a Difference and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.