The Venue
JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708
Maps and transportation

The Schedule
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Lunch + IACC Copper Skillet Competition Finale 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Education Session: Sourcing Venues Through a Social Lens *
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm |  Refreshment break and networking 
 *This session is approved for 1 clock hour toward the CMP credential. 
The Copper Skillet Finale
Enjoy lunch and a show before the educational Session! 
Your admission to the seminar includes a ticket to the IACC Copper Skillet finale, where finalists from around the globe compete live to be named top venue chef of the year! JB Duke Hotel will serve up scrumptious food and drink as you enjoy the culinary showdown with fellow meeting planners and representatives from IACC venues throughout the world. What better way to inspire a creative afternoon focused on the future of food and beverage?
Thank you to our sponsors!

About the Session

Participate in this engaging session, where you will learn how to incorporate important social responsibility needs into your RFP's that you send to hotels and venues. Consider ways that you can align your own organization's social goals with measurable questions and expectations the venues you ask to bid for your business!

Learner Outcomes
You will consider the current landscape related to Social Responsibility at Events
Understand the important role you play in raising awareness and furthering investment in this important area.
Break down and evaluate each of the categories covering this broad segment.
Learn how to use the IACC supplied template to cut and paste those venue credentials you seek for your future meetings.

Jessie States, CMP, CMM
Vice President, MPI Academy
Meeting Professionals International

Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC
thrive! meetings & events

Mark Cooper

Dr. Amy Climer
Climer Consulting

Refreshments and Networking 

Cheers to the future of Food and Beverage! End the day right with a refreshment break and networking. 
We look forward to an impactful event and hope you'll join us! 
If you have any questions, please email our team at 

This session is approved for 1 clock hour toward the CMP credential. 
Meeting Planner Member Registration Fee: $75.00*

*Your admission fee includes a Lunch and ticket to the IACC Copper Skillet Competition finale (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm), where top chefs from around the globe battle it out in front of a live audience with guest judges.

Once you submit this form, please complete payment through the IACC store.


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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Professional Designation (CMP, CHSP)

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* 4. Company

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* 5. I am registering as:

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* 6. Email Address

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* 7. Telephone Number (including area code)

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* 8.

I will attend the Copper Skillet Competition on Tuesday, April 4, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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* 9.

I will attend the Education Session on Tuesday, April 4, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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* 10. Do you require any special ADA needs, or any other special needs to make this a great meetings experience for you?

Please click submit below and visit the IACC store to complete your registration.

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* 11. Please advise of any dietary and/or allergy information