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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Vanessa VassSales DirectorRoot Cellar Catering Co.

Vanessa has worked in the events industry for over a decade. Her competitive and creative spirit has driven her to succeed in, and ultimately, fall in love with the world of sales. She has been the Catering Sales Director at Root Cellar Catering Co. since 2016 and has enjoyed almost every minute of it. An alumni of Texas State University and the Past President of ILEA Austin, she also volunteers her time with the Junior League of Austin. Her home life consists of her amazing husband and teammate, Matthew Schuster, and Walter, her dapper dapple dachshund. In her spare time, she loves the art of television and crafting intricate costumes for festive occasions.