Networking Opportunites

More ways to connect

The conference events are a wonderful place to network (more information can be found on them here), however this year we have a few new options to even further increase your networking opportunity.

The Networking Room

Throughout the conference breakouts, this room will be made available to attendees as a networking retreat. Located in the middle of the breakout rooms it is easily accessible for a quick catch-up, quiet time away from the program and of course, networking. It will be open the same hours as the breakout sessions on Thursday 10am to 5pm & Friday 10am to 5pm.

The Networking Room will serve as our conference hub for late registrations, questions and similar. It is also where the NBBQA table will be located to assist with any association questions such as memberships, website access, sponsorships, and similar. 

The Networking room will also be the location for the purchase of this year's conference pin (and limited previous years).

Happy Hours

Happy hour events are held each day of the conference to encourage networking among members.

Wednesday Happy Hour

Time: April 1st, 5:00pm

Theme: Welcome!

Location: Archibald Cochran Foyer 

Notes: You may choose this time to sign in for the conference which will be in the same location then move straight on to the welcome event - Culinary Fight Club.

Thursday Happy Hour

Time: April 2nd, 5:00pm

Theme: Special Interest Groups

Location: Archibald Ballroom 

Notes: During this happy hour you will be able to select your main SIG and get a sticker and a free drink ticket. Stay in the same location to attend the 2020 Awards Dinner

Friday Happy Hour

Time: April 3rd, 6:00pm

Theme: Meet the Board

Location: Pit Barrel

Notes: Meet the board, they are the amazing volunteers that keep this association alive. This happy hour will lead straight into the Night of Fire.

Conference Events

Don't forget the events that always offer great networking opportunities.

Culinary Fight Club - Street Food

Wednesday April 1st, 6:00-9:00pm

Key Note Speaker-Breakfast

Thursday April 2nd, 9:00-10:00am

2020 Awards Dinner

Thursday April 2nd, 6:30-9:30pm

Meet the Masters' Lunch

Friday April 3rd, 12:00-3:00pm

Night of Fire Dinner

Friday April 3rd 7:00-9:30pm