We are excited to kick off the 2022 Annual Conference on Tuesday, March 22nd, with a day filled with exciting pre-conference experiences!

How to add a pre-con to your registration:

  1. Log on to your registration with your registration ID and code found in your confirmation email.

  2. Under your registration profile, select the "My Options" tab and click the “Add Additional Options” button. 

  3. Choose the session you would like to add to your registration. 

  4. Scroll down and click "Finish" at the bottom of the page. 

  5. Pay the new invoice to complete your registration.

9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.

4 Continuing Education Credits Available

RCA is teaming up with the Georgia Aquarium to give you a behind the scenes look at the most popular exhibits. This exclusive tour will include a first-hand look at a day in the life of animal nutritionist, Juliet Eckert, as she shares how diets and menus are created for various species at the aquarium. 

Participants will then take a dive into an important aquarium initiative, Seafood Savvy. Juliet Eckert will share her expertise as we learn ways to improve ocean health, and make for a more sustainable future for our underwater friends.

  • Price: $275
  • Capacity: 16
  • CE credits available (credit amount to be confirmed)
  • Transportation provided

9:30 a.m.  12:45 p.m.

3 Continuing Education Credits Available

For many years the World of Coca-Cola has been a noteworthy part of Atlanta’s culture.

This excursion will include a personalized guided tasting and a tour through the World of Coca Cola’s popular exhibits including, bottle works, scent discovery and much more. Participants will be quickly deepened in interesting facts and history, educated on the anatomy of smell, and be able to witness the production and craft of your favorite Coca-Cola sodas.

  • Price: $200
  • Capacity: 32
  • CE credits available (credit amount to be confirmed)
  • Transportation provided

10:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

4 Continuing Education Credits Available

Discover the art and science behind craft distilling while experiencing an exclusive guided tasting of chocolate with four ASW spirits: Fiddler Unison, Resurgens Rye, Duality Double Malt and Tire Fire Peated Single Malt. ASW invites participants to tour the distillery and learn how to evaluate different whiskeys the way a distiller would.  Everyone will enjoy lunch in the Investor Room and leave with a personal tasting box to try at home!    

  • Price: $275
  • Capacity: 12
  • CE credits available (credit amount to be confirmed)
  • Transportation provided 

9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

4 Continuing Education Credits Available

Experience first-hand Urban Recipe’s unique approach to helping families in need. Volunteers will participate in many different activities including packing food boxes, sorting food donations, and general prep/sorting for the pantry. Keep in mind there will be quite a bit of bending and walking. Volunteers will be given breaks with refreshments throughout the morning! What better way to start the day with your fellow colleagues!

  • Price: Free
  • Capacity: 15
  • Transportation-pick up at Conference Hotel and drop back at hotel.
  • Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

4 Continuing Education Credits Available (SOLD OUT)

Supporting the RCA has never been so easy and so much fun, register early for this exclusive food tour as we explore the Atlanta food scene with fellow members for an afternoon of food, drink, and networking. This tour is created by the Food Trend Translator, Chef Dan Follese and we will be using Flavor360 software to capture each experience at every location where we will hear from a guest chef who will share what makes this place so amazing and inspirational. This tour has 5 unique restaurants planned out to satisfy your curiosity to help you ignite your senses and kick start this year’s conference in style.

Door to door limo bus service, special touring premiums, free access to Flavor360, networking and an experience we know you will never forget.

  • Price: $350
  • Capacity: 12
  • CE credits available (credit amount to be confirmed)

This tour includes:

  • Transportation-pick at Conference Hotel, all stops and drop back at hotel
  • All Food & Beverages... even a couple of cocktails at 5 locations
  • Experience Food Tour led by Food Trend Translator
  • 3-month Flavor 360 subscription including Mobile App and R&D Database
  • Even some swag like t-shirts and power banks to keep you charged up!

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