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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.

Jeff WareChief Operations OfficerCatering by Michaels

Jeff has always been fascinated by large events; the thrill of watching 1,000 plates be plated and served in 15 minutes hooked him at an early age. Since joining the company in 2000, Jeff has excelled on the operations side of the business and drives development of systems and processes to solve the most complex logistical challenges while delivering a consistently high quality experience to our clients. On a national level, Jeff is recognized as one of the leading authorities on large scale events and how to create efficiencies and cost savings as well as a consultant on implementing catering technology into your business. Jeff has consulted on events in almost every state for clients including Live Nation, Subaru, the NFL, Cook Medical and LIV Golf.