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Special Focus Conferences

Can't make it to Annual Conference? No problem. You can still experience the educational and networking advantages of your IACP membership by attending a special focus conference.

What is a Special Focus Conference?

Special Focus Conferences are essentially mini conferences that extend the educational experience of IACP into local and regional markets year-round. Like our grassroots events, special focus conferences make it easy to meet and forge connections with IACP members in your neck of the woods. However, they go a step further: whether broad in scope, or focused on a specialized industry niche, they are always chock full of workshops, demonstrations, and other educational experiences, designed specifically to expand and enrich your professional skill set.

Stay tuned – we have more fabulous events in the works for 2014!

Past Special Focus Conferences: 

Seattle, WA: Telling Stories and Selling Content for 21st Century Food Professionals
October 26th & 27th, 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia: A 360-Degree Look at Food
October 19th, 2013
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Columbia, Missouri: The Art of Food – Culinary Arts in the Media
September 20, 2013
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Southern California: Careers, Connection, and the Art of Reinvention
August 6, 2011
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New York (organized with The Culinary Trust)
February 18-19, 2011
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Missouri Regional Conference: Celebrating Chocolate, Champagne, and Pastry
February 4-5, 2011
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For more information about upcoming special focus conferences, or guidance on planning one, contact Shani Phelan at IACP Headquarters,

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