TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 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. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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. Check the Quick Guide in your badge holder for room information.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch served in breakout rooms
Enjoy lunch as you engage fellow attendees in conversation guided by our predetermined discussion topics. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Opening Reception
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 Nashville for the evening.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Networking Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast as you engage fellow attendees in conversation guided by our predetermined discussion topics.
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
During this year’s Annual Business Meeting, we will approve the 2015 Annual Business Meeting minutes, introduce the 2016 Meals on Wheels America financial report, install Board members and open the floor for questions. In addition, to these key matters of business, Meals on Wheels America’s Board Chair Liz Seman will share her vision for the future as her term as Chair comes to an end. Before welcoming incoming Chair Ashley McCumber, we’ll take a look back at our Year in Review highlight video.
3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – 2016 Meals on Wheels 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!
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – The Nashville Experience, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Pack your cowboy boots for an authentic Nashville experience without leaving the comforts of the Gaylord Opryland Resort! Join us for an evening of local music and dinner designed to make you feel like you've stepped into a music club.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 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. Don't forget to vote for your favorite #FlashBackFriday moment - the winner will receive a free registration for next year's Conference in Denver! 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Closing Lunch and Cooking Demo with Executive Chef Matt Foreman
The Gaylord Opryland's Executive Chef of Convention Services, Chef Matt Foreman, will help us close Conference with an interactive lunch and live cooking demo so that you can pick up some fresh ideas and techniques before you head to the airport!
This event will mark the end of the 2016 Meals on Wheels Annual Conference and Expo.