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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Chris SanchezManaging PartnerLUX

Chris has been in the event and hospitality industry since the age of 15. He began working for LUX over 11 years ago as a delivery and prep staff, and quickly fell in love with the company. Since then he has worked his way through nearly every position in the company, now owning 1/3 of the company. Chris is extremely passionate about every aspect of LUX and has a high standard of excellence, he thrives on creative challenges of all types. Chris never tires of the creative challenges involved in orchestrating events, and he truly loves sharing his passion for food and design with the LUX family of clients and staff. His drive for innovation have led to him winning multiple awards and recognition, including Utah Business 40 Under Forty twice. Chris' passion hospitality has led him to serve on industry boards, including Steering Committee for the Leading Caterers of America and Marketing Chair and Board Member of the International Caterers Association.