Experience Conference

Save the Date for #NACEEZP18

The 2018 NACE Experience conference will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, CA from July 22-25, 2018.
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We’re looking for creative speakers who will inspire
We are currently seeking submissions for 60-minute sessions that are fresh, current and imaginative. Seasoned speakers are invited to submit proposals on topics including, but not limited to, these conference tracks:

  1. Catering and Beverage Trends          
  2. Event Design and Production 
  3. Sales and Marketing  
  4. Business and Technology
  5. Personal Development          

Sessions should be engaging and provide real-world examples to excel careers. In addition to traditional sessions, NACE wants to provide interactive education. Are you experienced in leading a hands-on workshop or demonstration? Let us know! We'd love to hear your ideas.

Keynote speakers are selected by NACE committees and staff. This Call for Speakers is for volunteer speakers of breakout sessions. To show appreciation, NACE offers a conference day pass, $225 travel reimbursement and one hotel night to volunteer speakers; however, there is no speaking stipend.

How to apply
The online Call for Speakers form will be open through January 15, 2018. Speaker selections will be announced in March.

#NACEEXP17 Recap: Imagine, Create, Inspire

The 2017 NACE Experience Conference was held on July 16-19, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. Attendees experienced education at every turn during this experiential, in-person event, including innovative meal presentations, award-winning national keynote speakers, and specialized education that focuses on catering, events and business operations. .

Check out conference highlights below: 

Conference Recap Blog Posts Foundation Night Donors
Conference Handouts General Session Donors
Menus NACE One Awards Donors
Marketplace Exhibitors  The Art of Events Opening Reception Donors
Break Donors Conference Committees 
Full Schedule Conference Speakers 

More Highlights

Awards and Recognition
The National Association for Catering and Events recognized the best in the industry this week at the NACE One Awards gala held during the annual Experience Conference, in Houston, Texas this month. See the complete list of winners here

NACE also presented Joyce Inderbitzin of Hilton Hotels with the ICON award and Kevin Brant, CPCE, with the Hall of Fame award. NACE Hall of Fame members are those who have demonstrated a career dedicated to the catering and events industry and values shared by NACE members.

NACE Gives Back 
We closed out this amazing conference by giving back to our host city of Houston. It was truly an honor to support Kids' Meals, Inc., Dress for Success Houston, Emancipet Houston and Houston Independent School District!

Pictures and Videos 
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