2022 Annual Conference Schedule

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View our annual conference schedule below. This is an approximation of what our schedule may look like, but the schedule may change as speakers and content are confirmed. Check back in early 2022 for more information. Our agenda is subject to change without notice.

Continuing Education Credits: AHF is pleased to offer attendees continuing education credits at each of our annual conferences. Each year AHF obtains certification approval from AND, ANFP, and ACF. Our 2022 conference has not yet been accredited, however, we are projected to offer 15+ credits for the full conference. 

Leadership Competencies: Business acumen, emotional maturity, executive management skills, employee retention and engagement, service orientation, team building, strategic innovation, strategic thought, vision setting, risk-taking, decision making, communications and marketing, and more. 

Use the tabs below to see the agenda for each day of the conference.  

8:30 AM-7:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM-12:15 PM AREA ACTIVITIES: 

Area activities are local excursions organized by AHF to the surrounding area. They can be fun activities, food tours, and more. Once more information is available it will be posted here. 

2:00-4:30 PM PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Preconference sessions are a great way to take a deeper dive into a critical topic for self-operated foodservice professionals or to actively participate in a workshop. 

 

Planned CEUs: 2.5
2:00-4:30 PM PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Preconference sessions are a great way to take a deeper dive into a critical topic for self-operated foodservice professionals or to actively participate in a workshop. 

 

Planned CEUs: 2.5
4:30-6:00 PM  Attendee Free Time 

AHF may place unique learning opportunities for specific groups here or preparations for items such as our Awards Ceremony or Culinary Competition, but for most this will be free time. 

 

6:00-7:00 PM PRE-RECEPTION: New Attendee Orientation

Join other first-time attendees, make new connections, and meet AHF’s leadership. AHF will provide light refreshments and following the hour, members will transition into our Opening Reception with the remainder of our attendees. New Attendees will have time to mingle while also learning more about AHF conferences, AHF, and anything else you want to learn more about. Then join us tomorrow for the New Attendee Reception. 

 

7:00-10:00 PM RECEPTION: Opening Reception

Join us for the first reception of the week! This is your chance to reconnect with friends and colleagues after a long separation. Be sure to come ready to safely network, make new connections, and most of all have fun. 

 

7:00 AM-4:00 PM Registration Open
7:45-8:30 AM Breakfast

Come grab breakfast and get fueled up for the day!

8:30-9:45 AM KEYNOTE SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
9:45-10:00 AM BATHROOM BREAK  
10:00-11:00 AM CONCURRENT SESSION

 

Planned CEUs: 1
10:00-11:00 AM CONCURRENT SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
11:00-11:30 AM  NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee, tea, and snack break.

 

11:30-12:30 PM MAINSTAGE SESSION SESSION

 

Planned CEUs: 1
12:30-4:00 PM AHF TRADESHOW: Tradeshow & Marketplace (Lunch in Hall by Sponsors)

Our Tradeshow is one of our most loved events of the conference. Browse new products, materials, and services from our amazing business partners. Our sponsors have spent all year building new innovations to help attendees battling an ever-shifting environment. Grab lunch from our sponsor booths as you browse and try out their latest product offerings. 

 

Planned CEUs: 3.5
4:00-4:15 PM BATHROOM BREAK

 

 
4:15-5:15 PM  CONCURRENT SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
4:15-5:15 PM  CONCURRENT SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
5:15-6:00 PM NEW ATTENDEE RECEPTION

Meet up with fellow new attendees and head over to the culinary competition and evening reception together. This is a great opportunity to continue conversations and meet new people.

 

 
6:00-8:00 PM RECEPTION: AHF Culinary Competition & Reception

Join us to watch 5 culinary teams from across the country battle it out for the title of 2021 Culinary Competition Champions. Teams of two will compete over the course of our 2-hour event. While you cheer the competitors on, you’ll be enjoying ample food, networking, and drinks. You don’t want to miss this!

 

8:00-10:00 PM AFTER PARTY! AHF Culinary Competition Afterparty

Now that the competitors have been crowned, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the after-party! The After Party will feature dueling pianos, deserts, and a night cap (or two) to close out the night. This is your chance to unwind and have some fun before tomorrow’s sessions all while you celebrate the culinary competitors!

7:00 AM -4:00 PM Registration Open

 

6:30 AM -7:30 AM EXERCISE ACTIVITY: Rise and Shine

Start your morning with some outdoor exercise. This is a great way to get energized before the day begins!

 

8:00-9:00 AM SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS: Business Partner De-Brief (Breakfast Provided)
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast

Attendees can come grab breakfast and get fueled up for the day!

 

9:00-10:00 AM KEYNOTE SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
10:00-10:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee, tea, and snack break

 

10:30-10:35 AM MAINSTAGE SESSION: AHF FISH Talks FISH Talk Total Planned CEUs: 1.5
10:35-10:50 AM MAINSTAGE SESSION: FISH Talk – Food

 

10:50-11:05 AM MAINSTAGE SESSION: FISH Talk – Innovation

 

11:05-11:20 AM MAINSTAGE SESSION: FISH Talk – Service

 

11:20-11:35 AM  MAINSTAGE SESSION: FISH Talk – Hospitality
11:35-12:00 PM MAINSTAGE SESSION: FISH Panel Discussion & Q&A
12:00-12:45 PM  NETWORKING BREAK 

Take a break, grab and snack and a drink and mingle with members and sponsors before going back into sessions. 

 

12:45-2:15 PM MAINSTAGE SESSION: Celebrate Excellence Awards Luncheon Planned CEUs: 1.5
2:15-2:30 PM BATHROOM BREAK

Take a moment for a break and use the time to travel to the concurrent session of your choice. 

 

 
2:30-3:30 PM CONCURRENT SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
2:30-3:30 PM CONCURRENT SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
2:30-3:30 PM CONCURRENT SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
3:30-4:00 PM NETWORKING BREAK

Take a break, grab and snack and a drink and mingle with members and sponsors before going back into sessions.

 

4:00 -5:15 PM  KEYNOTE SESSION Planned CEUs: 1
7:30-11:00 PM RECEPTION: Celebrate AHF!

Our final reception of the conference! This is the BIG one filled with amazing entertainment, a sit-down formal dinner, award ceremony, and dancing. During the evening we will announce and recognize our two “secret” awards – our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and our Making a Difference Award Winner. Don’t miss this chance to dress up, eat amazing food, and network with friends and colleagues before heading home tomorrow. 

 

All Day Travel Home

Grab your trip back home, or stay on for more time to relax and recharge before going back to work. Don’t forget AHF’s discounted hotel rate extends 3 days before and 3 days after the conference. Enjoy!

Need a copy of the 2021 Schedule? Print it below with speaker names, times, and explanations.