MONDAY, AUGUST 31 4:45 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. / MEET AND GREET RECEPTION
Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and a drink from the cash bar while you mingle with senior nutrition colleagues, network with incoming and outgoing Meals on Wheels America Board Members, and connect with President and CEO Ellie Hollander and other Meals on Wheels America staff. 5:45 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. / STATE ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Both current State Association members and attendees interested in forming a Meals on Wheels State Association have the opportunity to hold business and/or interest meetings at Conference. To book a meeting space during this time, contact Chief Membership Officer Keith Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. / SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS
Our Conference Sponsors are excited to highlight how their products and services can enable you to better serve the seniors in your community. All new this year, these Spotlights are a wonderful time to hear from the companies that have demonstrated their commitment to Meals on Wheels by helping us to increase our ability to meet future demands. 5:45 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. / OPENING RECEPTION
Refreshments will be served.
Catch up with your fellow Meals on Wheels America Members, exhibitors and speakers after the first full day of Conference. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres before heading out to explore Orlando for the evening.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 7:15 P.M. – 8:15 P.M. / NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Breakfast is a great time to meet new colleagues to talk about your programs and/or your Conference experience thus far. 3:15 P.M. – 6:15 P.M. / EXPO AND RAFFLE
This year’s Expo promises to be bigger and better than ever before, displaying the latest and greatest products and services designed to support your success. On display you’ll find a variety of offerings that range from prepared meals and technology solutions to fundraising consultation and everything in between. Learn more!
6:45 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. / SPECIAL EVENT DINNER: HAVANA NIGHTS
Take a trip to Old Havana without leaving the comforts of the Dolphin Hotel! Join us for an evening of Cuban flavors and Latin dancing as we transform a small corner of Orlando into a Cuban getaway. This year we will be Sparking the Movement to the beat of Latin and jazz music played by a live band. You’ll almost be able to feel the electricity in the air!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. / COMMUNITY FAIR
Members presenting in the Community Fair will spark your imagination by displaying their most innovative, creative and useful practices. Be inspired, ask questions and discover ideas in new levels of collaboration, technology adoption, marketplace integration and leveraging metrics to bring further success to your own program.
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. / COOKING DEMO AND CLOSING LUNCH
The Community Fair will be followed by a live cooking demo with a chef from the Dolphin Hotel that will showcase the adaptability of a basic Meals on Wheels menu to meet client preferences and increase satisfaction. The featured recipe will be served for lunch. This event will mark the end of the 2015 Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo.