Schedule of Events

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NOTE: Times subject to change. Consult onsite final program for exact times and room locations.

Friday, October 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Membership Advisory Council Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Packaging Committee Meeting*
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Board of Directors Reception and Dinner (Off-site)
Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      

Executive Technical Board Meeting

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting

6:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Check-In

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Awards Dinner
Sunday, October 14, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Session
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Spouse Breakfast
12:30 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. Denver Dine-Around Tour (Advance registration required)
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Culinary Challenge & Reception (Dinner on your own)
Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Session
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tour – Red Rocks & Coors Brewery (Advance registration required)
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closing Reception and Dinner 

*Committee Meetings open to registered attendees.

Scheduling of Non-ADS Functions
Please remember that no events are to be scheduled to conflict with official ADS events. This would include hospitality suites, special breakfasts or dinners, recreational activities, including transportation and similar events.

Open Committee Descriptions:

Packaging Committee
The mission of the Packaging Committee is to address the packaging/packaging system needs of ADS members and to provide a forum to review packaging-related topics. The group meets twice a year, during the Annual and Technical Meetings. The Committee is reviewing the Package of the Year Award guidelines to ensure they remain current. The Committee will also evaluate the development of a troubleshooting guide on semi-rigid cups and the development of a guide to focus on packaging considerations to extend the shelf life of clean label products. An update on these projects will be provided during the October 12 Committee Meeting.

Saturday, October 13 - 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. - Opening Reception & Awards Dinner

Winners of the 2018 awards, Dressing, Sauce, Package and Student Package of the Year will be announced during the Opening Dinner! You do not want to miss this special event to honor and recognize our 2018 award entrants and recipients!