MONDAY, AUGUST 28 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Meet and Greet Reception
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary beverages courtesy of OIiver Packaging & Equipment while you mingle with senior nutrition colleagues and connect with President and CEO Ellie Hollander and other Meals on Wheels America staff. 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – State Association and Canadian Program 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. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch + Update by the Ad Council and pro-bono creative agency Anomaly
Following a message from The Home Depot Foundation and lunch, we will welcome back for the third year Heidi Arthur, Senior Vice President for Campaigns at the Ad Council, and Tom Gibson, the Group Planning Director of our acclaimed ad agency, Anomaly, to highlight our “America, Let’s Do Lunch™” PSA campaign accomplishments to date, fill us in on what's to come and focus on how each and every Member can benefit from and leverage this multi-faceted campaign in your their community. 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Opening Reception + Meet Your Meals on Wheels America Board Members
Catch up with your Meals on Wheels America Board Members and fellow Conference attendees after the first full day of events. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres before heading out to explore Denver for the evening.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Networking Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast as you engage fellow attendees in conversation.
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch + Annual Business Meeting
During this year’s Annual Business Meeting, we will approve the 2016 Annual Business Meeting minutes, introduce the 2017 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 Ashley McCumber will share his vision, Chief Advocacy and Government Affairs Officer Erika Kelly will provide an advocacy update, and we'll here from partner Subaru of America.
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – 2017 Meals on Wheels Expo & 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. Stick around for your chance to take home some great raffle prizes!
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Farm-to-Fork Event: A Taste of Colorado
Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with your fellow attendees as you experience locally sourced food and products from around Colorado without leaving the comforts of Sheraton Downtown. Entertainment will be provided by The Coats, the Pacific Northwest’s premiere a cappella group. Tickets for non-Conference Attendees Available for Purchase
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Communities of Practice
A forum for similar sized programs (small, medium or large) to network, share best practices, discuss common issues, challenges and solutions and enable you to learn from your peers.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Panel of Peers Sessions
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Member IdeasXchange
These peer-to-peer learning sessions will feature actual Meals on Wheels program innovations relative to the core Leadership Academy competencies: Business Acumen, Organizational Planning, Food Services Management, Revenue Development, Planning for the Future, Relationship Building, Fiscal Responsibility and Organizational Planning. Each session is worth one credit towards a Meals on Wheels Leadership Academy Certificate or Specialist Certificate.
Attendees may select one of the following areas of focus for small group discussion on related challenges, opportunities and innovations: Rural Programs, Urban Programs, Suburban Programs, Congregate Programs, Healthcare-focused Programs or Privately Funded Programs.