Suggested dress code for the conference is business casual attire. Conference activities involve sitting for general sessions and workshops in classrooms, walking around to explore Exhibitions and cooking with Culinary Institute of America faculty for workshops in the Hestan Kitchen. Northern California experiences rain in the spring at times, so you may want to bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the elements. Our building is often quirky about temperatures in classroom and lecture spaces both large and small. Please bear with us, and come prepared with layers for warmer and cooler environments so that you can adjust your own temperature accordingly. Please note that flat, rubber soled, closed toe shoes and full length pants are required for conference attendees participating in the culinary workshops in the Hestan Kitchen.
NOTE ABOUT HATS: Weather permitting, some lunches are held outdoors in the lovely California sun. We put up umbrellas that shelter most attendees from the warm sun, but you may wish to bring your favorite sun hat so you can enjoy your meal in leisure without worrying about getting sunburned.