Wednesday, 9/27

  • 7:00pm – 10:30pm: Board of Directors/STEP-UPP Dinner(by invitation only)
    • Location: Shuttle will load and depart promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/28

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm: Committee Meetings
    • Location: Lady Davis/Sampson
  • 8:30am – 12:45pm: Retail Organic Tour (Publix, Kroger, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market)
    • Local grocery store organic sections. Shuttle departs from Porte Cochere at 8:30am
  • 9:00am – 2:45pm: STEP-UPP Team Building Activity & Lunch
    • Page Island “Journey” Program. Shuttle departs from Porte Cochere at 8:30am
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm: Registration Desk Open
    • Location: Advantage Foyer
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm: Exhibitor Booth Set Up
    • Location: Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Convention Center Ballroom.
    • Shuttle available from Westin Porte Cochere
  • 12:00pm – 2:30pm: Southern Roots Networking Event
    • Location: Grand Ocean Terrace
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Board of Directors Meeting
    • Location: Westin Convention Center – Elliot
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Farm to Table Welcome Reception
    • Location: Ocean Front Deck (Rain Location: Grand Ballroom)

Friday, 9/29

  • 7:00am – 12:00pm: Exhibitor Booth Setup
    • Location: Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Convention Center. Shuttle available from the Westin Porte Cochere.
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm: Committee Meetings
    • Location: Lady Davis/Sampson
  • 7:00am – 4:00pm: Registration Desk Open
    • Location: Advantage Foyer
  • 7:30am – 9:45am: General Session Keynote Breakfast
    • Location: Grand Ballroom
  • 10:00am – 11:05am: Educational Workshop I: Getting to the Root of Organic Matters
    • Location:Elliot/Drayton/Heyward
    • Refreshments will be served in the hallway between the workshops
  • 11:20am – 12:30pm: Educational Workshop II: What’s on the Menu for the Future? A Slice into Foodservice Trends and How We Should Prepare for Tomorrow’s Consumer’s Appetites
    • Location:Elliot/Drayton/Heyward
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Organics & Foodservice Exposition
    • Location: Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Convention Center.
    • Shuttle is recommended, departing from the Westin Convention Center Porte Cochere (limited parking available)
    • Lunch will be available in the restaurant area behind the ballroom
    • Chef Demos will be offered during the expo
    • Cocktail Hour will be offered during the last hour of the expo
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Exhibitor Move Out
  • 7:00pm – 11:00pm: President’s Dinner Dance
    • Location: Grand Ballroom

Saturday, 9/30

  • 6:30am – 8:00am: Golf & Fishing Breakfast
    • Location: Grand Ocean Terrace
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm: In-Shore Fishing and Lunch
    • Location: Shuttle departs from Porte Cochere at 7:30am
  • 8:30am – 1:00pm: Founders Memorial Golf Tournament
    • Location: Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club. Golf shuttle begins loading at 6:30am.
  • 10:00am – 2:30pm: The Bluffton Experience
    • Location: Shuttle departs from Porte Cochere at 9:30am
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Golf and Fishing Awards Reception
    • Location: Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club
  • 3:30pm – 11:00pm: Ultimate Tailgate Experience
    • Location: Grand Ballroom