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2018 RCI Fall Regional Conference


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September 17-19, 2018 · Portland, OR


Thank you for your interest in presenting at Retail Confectioners International's 2018 Fall Regional Conference in Portland, OR. The conference program will be determined through a review process by the RCI Education Committee.

Proposals should be submitted to RCI by February 28, 2018.

Please review the following information before submitting your proposal: 

  • All sessions are scheduled to take place Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
  • There are four 50-minute sessions available which will take place in meeting rooms at the host hotel - Hilton Portland Downtown. Longer or shorter sessions may be available upon request. Session length includes time for participant question and answer.
  • The audience is comprised primarily of candy store owners and staff who work in their businesses. To be a candy maker member of RCI, companies must, both, manufacture and retail their products. The majority of the attendees will be from the United States, but members from Canada will also likely be present. The median age is 45-50 years old, and they learn best from hands-on presentations with visual aids and enjoy opportunities to interact.
  • All presentations must comply with federal copyright infringement laws. No materials copied from other resources without the express written consent by the author may be submitted for RCI events. If a presenter wishes to use materials from a publication, another conference or a source not directly written by the presenter, a copy of written consent to use and copy the material must be provided to the RCI office with your materials.
  • Selected presenters are responsible for developing session content that matches the proposed title and description. Presenters must comply with all deadlines set forth by RCI for presentation material and handouts. 
  •  RCI is a non-profit organization with limited financial resources. If you require compensation or paid expenses for your presentation, please include that information in the "Additional Information" section below.
  • You will be notified if your proposal is chosen by April 2018.

Key Dates

February 28, 2018 Deadline for Education Proposals
April 2018 Notification of Chosen Proposals
July 31, 2018  Power Point presentations and handouts due to RCI
September 18, 2018 Education presentation at RCI Fall Regional Conference


By electronically signing this proposal, you agree if your presentation is selected that you will develop content that matches the proposed title and description and a Power Point and/or handouts will be sent to RCI for review as outlined in the key dates.