Agenda

The RCA Conference provides an innovative experience for food industry professionals looking to indulge further into culinary arts, food sciences and product development. Gather at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego to explore the food trends that will shape the menus of fine, casual and fast food restaurants and determine the items that line grocery store shelves for years to come.

        
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Pre-Conference Programs
Registration for our pre-conference programs will open in October. 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
CRC® & CCS® Exam (Pre-Approval Required)
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
First-Time Attendee Breakfast (First-Time Attendees Only)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
Attendee Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
President's Address & Spotlight
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
 
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
 
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
 
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
 
7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
 
Live Student Culinology® Competition
San Diego Convention Center
 
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting & Awards Presentation Breakfast
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break
 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Live Professional Culinology® Competition
San Diego Convention Center
 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Culinology® Expo
San Diego Convention Center
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Culinology® Expo Happy Hour
San Diego Convention Center
 
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Student/Member Town Hall
 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Speaker/Sponsor Reception (Invite Only)
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
RCA After Hours Party & Live Culinology® Cocktail Competition
 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
 
Attendee Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Registration Open
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Awards for the Day & Spotlight
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
Networking Coffee Break.
 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Foundation Lunch

*All events will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

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