2013 ACF National Convention
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas. Held by the American Culinary Federation. 800-624-9458; www.acfchefs.org.
7th Annual Kneading Conference & Artisan Bread Fair
Various locations in and around Skowhegan, ME. Field sessions, workshops, demos, and panel discussions on the art of wood-fired bread baking, oven building, a scything demo, and more. Presented by the Maine Grain Alliance and with support from King Arthur Flour. 207-620-0697; www.kneadingconference.com.
SF Chefs 2013
July 28–Aug. 4
San Francisco’s premier food, wine, and spirits festival on Union Square and venues throughout the city. Tastings, cooking demos, panels, speakers, and more. Sponsored in part by Food Arts, Wine Spectator, and Cigar Aficionado. www.sfchefsfoodwine.com.
37th Annual SWE Conference
July 31–Aug. 2
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando. Held by the Society of Wine Educators. 202-408-8777; www.societyofwineeducators.org.
30th Annual ACS Conference
July 31–Aug. 3
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WI. Presented by the American Cheese Society. 720-328-2788; www.cheesesociety.org.
IFMA Sales & Marketing Leaders Forum
Aug. 13, 14
Frito-Lay Worldwide Headquarters, Plano, TX. Presented by the Int’l Foodservice Manufacturing Assn. 312-540-4400; www.ifmaworld.com.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
Aug. 30–Sept. 1
Various locations in Sonoma, CA. Includes a vineyard experience, live auction, winery lunches and dinners, and tastings. Sponsored in part by Wine Spectator. 800-939-7666; www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com.
Menus of Change
A new leadership summit from The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard School of Public Health. Discover delicious food choices at the intersection of public health, environmental stewardship, and business success. The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA. www.menusofchange.org.