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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.

Syd SextonCEOCatering By Design

Syd Sexton brings an extensive background in catering management. She spent 13 years with the Hyatt Corporation as Director of Catering where she participated on the corporate team to launch Hyatt's off premise division, Regency Caterers. She then opened her own Denver catering company, Alex Brooks Fine Catering, which she operated successfully for 15 years. She sold to business partners and returned to the hotel industry to join The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as the Colorado Area Director of Catering. Syd's wealth of business acumen, along with her people management expertise, made her the perfect fit to guide the team at Catering by Design, Colorado where she has been the CEO since 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston School Hilton School of Hospitality Management. In 2020, Sexton founded and serves as immediate past president of the Colorado Event Alliance, a 501c3 whose mission is to assist special event industry frontline workers and small business owners through financial support and advocacy.