Special Events & Activities

In addition to a fantastic line up of speakers, updates on the latest industry trends, and unique learning experience, AHF Annual Conferences are packed with networking events and activities. Check out some of our planned events below. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. See you in Scottsdale!

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 6, 2019

Image-0100.jpgNEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Location: Herberger 2
5:30 – 6:30 PM

First time at AHF’s Annual Conference? Welcome! We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to join us this year. To make sure you get the most out of your first conference experience with us, join Kent Hamaker, AHF’s Director of Communications, Publications, and Benchmarking to learn the ropes. Kent will walk you through everything you need to know to get the most benefit from AHF’s Annual Conference. In addition, this is a great chance to network with new  friends and colleagues. Once orientation is over, head on over to our Opening Reception to continue networking with food and drinks.

If you miss the new member orientation, or if you want to continue making new connections and asking questions, stop by the New Member Lounge between 4:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday!

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Location: Northern Sky Terrace & Rainmakers A&B
7:00 – 10:00 PM

Jump start your conference experience off right by joining us for our opening reception. Head on down to the Northern Sky Terrance for a fun relaxing evening - listen to local musicians, taste the unique regional cuisines and drinks and see your AHF friends from across the U.S.

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7, 2019

lazy-river.jpg“FUN FLOAT” FUNDRAISER

Location: Lazy River
7:00 – 8:00 AM

Contributing funds has never been more comfortable. Rather than our traditional charitable run/walk events, AHF will host a charitable lazy river float. Be sure to pack your bathing suit and float down the river for an hour before sessions begin. All net funds will be contributed to AHF’s Scholarship Program which helps operators attend AHF conferences. Funds raised in 2019 will help operators join us in 2020.

 


Image-1029.jpgCULINARY COMPETITION & RECEPTION

Location: Herberger Ballroom
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for the 10th Annual AHF Culinary Competition. Watch five teams battle it out for the gold medal using the mandatory ingredients from the Market Basket. Each team will have 75 minutes to create their signature dish for the judges panel. A mystery ingredient will be revealed at conference. Stay tuned!

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THURSDAY AUGUST 8, 2019

EXERCISE ACTIVITY

Location: TBD
6:30 – 7:30 AM

Join your fellow attendees to get your blood pumping before sitting in sessions for the day. Activity and location details will be updated soon, so stay tuned.

 

Image-1434.jpgFUNDRAISING BLITZ

Locations: TBD
4:30-6:30 PM

Visit our scholarship page for all the information you need to know about our Fundraising Blitz. The Blitz will give you and your travel companions the chance to sign up for unique activities and experiences taking place throughout the hotel. All net funds will be contributed to AHF’s Scholarship Program which helps operators attend AHF conferences. Funds raised in 2019 will help operators join us in 2020.

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Image-1688.jpgCELEBRATE AHF!

Location: Trailblazers Ballroom
7:30 – 11:00 PM

Come Celebrate AHF!  This year, we will be celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary. This will be our biggest party yet and when we celebrate AHF, we really are celebrating our members and partners (that’s you!). Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to cap off your conference experience with food, drinks, music, and networking.

Further information will be posted shortly, but this is one party you won’t want to miss!


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