Conference Schedule

Friday, March 3

12:00 noon-10:00 pm

Board of Directors Activities

Saturday, March 4

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-in Begins

8:00 am-9:00 am

RFMA Gives Steering Committee Meeting

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Conference Curriculum Committee Meeting
Member Engagement Committee Meeting
RFMA Resources Committee Meeting

12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Committee Lunch with Speaker

1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Membership Development Committee Meeting
Editorial Board Meeting
Online Learning Committee Meeting

3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Vendor Voice Committee

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Cocktail reception for all Committees and Board members

Sunday, March 5

6:30 am-2:30 pm

Golf Tournament (Pre-Registration Required)
Buses department from Transportation Lobby; Shotgun start at 8am 

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Registration open

8:00 am-10:00 am

RFMA Gives 5K Fun Run/Walk (pre-registration required)

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Set-up

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Females in Facilities Group Event (additional fee & pre-registration required)

1:30 pm-3:30 pm

New Member Cafe in the RFMA Engagement Lounge

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Restaurant Orientation for Express Exchange

4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Express Exchange

6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Opening Party at the Gaylord Palms

7:30 pm on

Open time for entertaining...

Monday, March 6

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-9:30 am

Opening General Session with Board Introductions & Keynote Speaker

9:45 am-11:15 am

Restaurant Roundtable by Region (with refreshments)

9:45 am-11:15 am

Vendor Voice Session including a Panel of Restaurateurs Presentation  and Speaker on "Boothmanship - Enhancing your Tradeshow Experience" (with refreshments)

11:30 am-1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open with Lunch

1:45 pm-2:45 pm

Concurrent Education Sessions 

1:45 pm-2:45 pm Pre-set Appointments in the Connection Center

2:45 pm-3:15 pm

Refreshment Break & RFMA Engagement Lounge Open 

 3:15 pm-4:15 pm

Concurrent Education Sessions

 3:15 pm-4:15 pm Pre-set Appointments in the Connection Center

 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open with Beer & Wine

 6:30 pm on

Open time for entertaining...

Tuesday, March 7th

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Registration open

7:00 am-7:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am-7:45 am CRFP Breakfast (invitation only) 

7:00 am-9:00 am

RFMA Engagement Lounge Open

8:00 am-9:00 am

Concurrent Education Sessions
Appointment Times in Exhibit Hall

9:00 am-10:30 am

Exhibit Hall Open with Refreshment Break

10:45 am-11:45 am

Concurrent Education Sessions

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

General Session with Lunch
(RFMA Gives Presentation, RFMy Awards & Keynote Speaker)


2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open with Dessert

4:15 pm-5:30 pm

RIF Talks (RFMA's version of TED talks)

6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Transportation to and from Closing Party at Mango's Tropical Cafe

7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Closing Party (off-site) at Mango's Tropical Cafe 

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