Annual Leadership Development Conference

DALLAS, TX | MARCH 4 - 7, 2018

Schedule - March 4-7

Our Agenda is to Help You Achieve Yours

Whether you're just joining the ranks, charting an entirely new course or a veteran executive making your way to the C-Suite within the food industry, our dynamic keynote speakers and educational sessions will inspire you and provide you the tools you need to make your next career move.

Program listing is subject to change.


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lead the Way to Gender Equity: The Role of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Professionals

Chantilly Ballroom

Tap into the latest trends surrounding Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). The session will include a discussion on the current work of WFF to help change the landscape of D&I in our industry. Attendees will take home best practices from some of the leaders in the field.


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Conference Tips From The Pros

Chantilly Ballroom

Get insider tips and tricks for the best ways to maximize your Conference time. From networking and purposeful productivity, you'll get the tools you need to show your leadership how their investment in you benefits the whole company.


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

General Session

Trinity Ballroom

Break through to a happier, more productive, more successful you. Conference takes off and never looks back with this engaging, mind-stretching and often-hilarious exploration of the latest brain research on happiness as a competitive advantage and precursor to success. Combining insights from neuroscience, psychology and Big Data, Harvard-educated psychologist, author of Big Potential (and frustrated stand-up comedian) Shawn Achor shows that your brain in a positive state enjoys increased intelligence, creativity and energy. Even better, broadcasting an optimistic mindset positively influences colleagues, friends and family and helps you tap into the power of complementing, contributing to and benefiting from the abilities and achievements of others. Learn how to train your brain to achieve Big Potential by working to make others better and igniting a virtuous cycle of success for them — and you.


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Atrium I & II

Join us immediately after our dynamic Opening General Session to begin building and strengthening your network at our casual Welcome Reception. Start off your inspiring week with delicious food and drinks while meeting and greeting our amazing WFF community.

Contact Us

Women's Foodservice Forum Registration Headquarters

Local: 1-972-770-9006
Fax: 1-972-770-9150


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT

Mailing Address

Women's Foodservice Forum
6730 LBJ Freeway
Building B
Dallas, TX 75240

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