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2017 RCI Fall Regional Conference




Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Early Arrival Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Optional Trip to Santa Fe and Welcome Reception

8:00 am Buses Depart for Optional Trip to Santa Fe (Additional Ticket Required)
  Experience the magical spirit and legendary history of Santa Fe, New Mexico. This optional tour includes round-trip transportation to and from Santa Fe, a short guided walking tour including stops at the Chapel of Loretto and its "miraculous" staircase as well as the San MIguel Chapel, known as the oldest church in the US. Following the tour, attendees will have free time for shopping and lunch on one's own then return to Albuquerque via Turquoise Trail.
4:30 pm*
Buses Return to Hotel
5:00-6:00 pm  Registration Desk Open
5:30-7:00 pm Welcome Reception & Suppliers' Tell-n-Sell, Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado ABC
  Attendees enjoy a hosted bar with appetizers while meeting with supplier members and visiting suppliers' table top displays. (Supplier Members: To reserve your table top display, register for the event and email
  Dinner on Own

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Tour Day 

7:00-9:00 am
Breakfast, Hotel Chaco Gathering Room
7:30-8:30 am
Registration Desk Open
Hotel Chaco Gathering Room
9:00 am Buses Leave for Off-Site Tours
  Lunch provided on tour 
3:30 pm*
Buses Return to Hotel
  Dinner on Own  
5:15-6:30 pm
Executive Board Meeting,
Hotel Albuquerque Fireplace Room
6:30-8:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting,
Hotel Albuquerque Fireplace Room
9:00-11:00 pm Sweet MeetHotel Chaco Room 404  
  Stop by RCI's networking reception hosted by RCI President, Steve Vande Walle, after you return from dinner.  

Friday, October 6, 2017 - Education Day 

7:00-9:00 am
BreakfastHotel Chaco Gathering Room  
9:00-10:00 am

Education: Leadership - New Mexico Style
Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG
10:00-11:00 am

Education: Learn the Language of Chocolate,
Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG
11:00-11:30 am 
Education: Local Flavor - Truffle Demo,
Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch On Own  
12:00-12:45 pm Candy Clinic Set-Up, Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG
1:00-2:00 pm

Education: Optimizing Sales by Targeting Mobile,
Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG 
2:00-3:00 pm 
Education: A Fresh Look at Growing a Business,
Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG 
3:00-4:00 pm Candy Clinic (RCI Members Only), Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado FG 
4:00-5:00 pm  Kettle Talk (RCI Members Only), Hotel Albuquerque Alvarado H
  Dinner on Own
6:00-9:00 pm Flamenco Farewell, Hotel Albuquerque Tablao 
  Experience the passion and energy of flamenco come alive during the farewell reception at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque. Drinks and appetizers included with performance. Performance begins at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Departures and Albuquerque Int'l Balloon Fiesta Begins

*Note: All travel times are approximate and dependent on local traffic, construction and other factors that are beyond the control of RCI.