Sunday, March 22 1:00pm – 6:30pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Sunday, March 22 1:00pm – 6:30pm

RLC Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Sunday, March 22 1:00pm – 6:30pm

Special Events Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Sunday, March 22 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Early Arrival Reception Recognizing RLC sponsors

Location: Ballroom Lawn

Welcome to RLC! Join us as we acknowledge our incredible RLC Sponsors and kick-start your RLC 2020 experience!

Monday, March 23 6:45am – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Monday, March 23 6:45am – 7:00pm

RLC Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Monday, March 23 6:45am – 11:00am

Special Events (choose 1 of 8)

Every activity within the RLC agenda is an opportunity to expand your professional network. Whichever you choose, you'll be surrounded by the restaurant industry's best and brightest. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new friends, chat with old ones and, most importantly, have fun. Approximately 8-10 weeks prior to the conference, guests will receive an invitation to register for the outing of their choice. Please be aware that capacity is limited and excursions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preregistration for special events is required. You are also required to check in for each special event at the special event desk the morning of your selected activity to secure your spot. If you do not check-in at least 10 minutes prior to bus departure time, you forfeit your place to an attendee on the wait list. 

Option 1: Golf Tournament
Location: Wildfire Golf Club

Enjoy a morning of golf on the picturesque fairways of the Wildfire Golf Club. This is the perfect opportunity to continue building business relationships while practicing your swing. After the tournament, enjoy lunch with your fellow golfers.

6:45am - 7:45am - Check-in, breakfast and warmup 

8:00am - Tournament begins (Shotgun Start) 

Following Tournament - Lunch

6:30pm - Results and awards will be available at the RLC Product Gallery 

Option 2: Hiking Excursion
Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

Two different hikes will be offered by our professional guides: one for the more fitness-oriented hiker seeking a unique outdoor workout and one for the more leisurely hiker looking for an up close and personal tour of the desert's beauty.

6:45am - 7:45am - Check-in and breakfast at Saguaro Ballroom Foyer 

8:00am - Bus departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom) 

8:00am - 10:30am - Hiking

 11:00am - Arrive at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Option 3: Arizona Desert Jeep Tour

Climb on board in an open-air Jeep and experience the beauty and serenity of Arizona's Sonoran Desert on this guided tour. Learn about the spectaular trails from a genuine cowboy guide.

7:30am - 8:00am - Check-in and breakfast at Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

8:00am - Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

8:00am - 11:00am - Desert Tour

11:30am - Arrive at JW Marriott Desert Ridge 

Option 4: Shooting Experience
Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

Test your sharpshooting ability at the Scottsdale Gun Club, the largest public indoor shooting range in the United States with state-of-the-art features, including user-friendly touchscreen control panels and a 360-degree rotating target system. 

8:00am - 8:30am - Check-in and breakfast at Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

8:30am - Bus departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

9:00am - 10:30am - Range Time

10:30am - 11:00am - Awards presentation

 11:00am - Bus departure

11:30am - Arrive at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Option 5: Sur La Table Experience
Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

Great cooking is about more than recipes—it's about techniques. In this custom designed class you'll work together with fellow attendees in a fun, hands-on environment led by professional chef instructors. You'll also enjoy fresh make-your-own Mimosas and Bloody Mary's as well as pick out some swag with a $50 shopping voucher.

7:30am - 8:00am - Check-in and breakfast at Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

8:00am - Bus departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

8:30 - 11:00am - Sur La Table Expereince and shopping.

11:00am - Bus departure

11:30am - Arrive at JW Marriott Desert Ridge 

Option 6: iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience
Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

Always wanted to experience skydiving but too afraid to make the jump? There's no airplane, no parachute and no jumping required! Join us at Scottsdale's brand-new indoor skydiving facility and cross skydiving off your bucket list!

7:45am - 8:15am - Check-in and breakfast at Saguaro Ballroom Foyer

8:15am - Bus departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

8:45am - 10:45am - iFLY Experience

11:00am - Bus departure

11:30am - Arrive at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Option 7: Tennis Round Robin Tournament
Location: Tennis Courts

Are you an ace with a racket? We'll pair up doubles to go head to head, rotating through all the teams until we have a victor!

8:00am - 8:15am - Check-in at tennis courts

8:15am - Instruction for the tournament

11:00am -Tournament completes

Option 8: Octane Raceway Experience
Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

Test your racing skills at Octane Raceway and zoom in your very own go-kart at up to 45 miles per hour. Will you have the fastest time on the track? Enjoy some friendly competition and get to know your fellow racers.

7:30am - 8:00am - Check-in and breakfast at Saguaro Ballroom Foyer 

8:00am - Bus departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom) 

8:30am - 10:30am - Octane Raceway Experience

10:30am - Bus departure

11:00am Arrive at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Monday, March 23 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Lunch & Learn (Coming Soon!)

Monday, March 23 2:15pm – 3:00pm

Innovation Forums (Coming Soon!)

Monday, March 23 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking Break

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Monday, March 23 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Opening General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
"RLC Gives Back…” Meet Our Social Enterprise Partner: The Gary Sinise Foundation
Speakers:

Vice President, Global Hospitality Group | Honorary Co-chair
NCR Corporation

Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Monday, March 23 6:30pm – 9:00pm

RLC Marketplace

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom & Foyer

With almost 200 suppliers on display, you're sure to find all the industry-shapers within the RLC Marketplace. It's all about the connections you make and the hands you'll shake here, where suppliers and operators gather to uncover the latest solutions, sample new products and even close deals.

Monday, March 23 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception

Location: RLC Marketplace
Tuesday, March 24 6:00am – 6:30am

RLC Running Club

Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro ballroom)

You just can't beat the beautiful weather and scenery of Arizona in March! Join us for an invigorating morning run around the picturesque JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and get your day started on the right foot.

Tuesday, March 24 7:30am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Tuesday, March 24 7:30am – 6:15pm

RLC Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Tuesday, March 24 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Location: RLC Marketplace
Tuesday, March 24 8:00am – 8:45am

Innovation Forums (Coming Soon!)

Led by the brightest professionals in foodservice, RLC's innovation forums are packed with hot topics and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas. Connect with the industry's game changers and gain valuable takeaways from the latest and greatest in foodservice innovation. There's something for everyone!

Tuesday, March 24 9:00am – 11:15am

General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
Leadership and Risk Management: Taking Command

Admiral William H. McRaven eloquently draws on his extensive career of 37 years of service as a Navy SEAL. The discussion addresses issues such as U.S. foreign policy, the current geopolitical landscape, leadership during high-stress situations, risk management, teamwork, resilience in the face of adversity, resourcefulness, personal accountability, and the determination to succeed.

Speakers:

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014); Commander of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Com

Tuesday, March 24 11:00am – 11:45am

Meet & Greet with Admiral William H. McRaven

Tuesday, March 24 11:15am – 12:45pm

Networking Lunch

Location: Ballroom Lawn
Tuesday, March 24 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Personal Time

Tuesday, March 24 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Innovation Forums (Coming Soon!)

Led by the brightest professionals in foodservice, RLC's innovation forums are packed with hot topics and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas. Connect with the industry's game changers and gain valuable takeaways from the latest and greatest in foodservice innovation. There's something for everyone!

Tuesday, March 24 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

Tuesday, March 24 3:00pm – 4:45pm

General Session

Tuesday, March 24 4:30pm – 6:00pm

RLC Marketplace and Happy Hour

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom & Foyer

It's time for everyone's favorite hour … happy hour! Take a well-deserved break, and mix and mingle among the displays in the Restaurant Product Gallery. With almost 200 suppliers on display, you're sure to find all the industry-shapers within the RLC Marketplace. It's all about the connections you make and the hands you'll shake here, where suppliers and operators gather to uncover the latest solutions, sample new products and even close deals.

Tuesday, March 24 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, March 24 8:30pm – 10:30pm

RLC After Dark

Location: Patio at Twenty6

For the perfect “nightcap” following a busy day of networking, learning and deal-making, meet friends and colleagues on the gorgeous patio at Twenty6. Light refreshments and specialty beverages will complete the festivities - along with you!

Wednesday, March 25 7:30am – 11:00am

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Wednesday, March 25 7:30am – 9:00am

RLC Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Wednesday, March 25 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, March 25 8:15am – 9:00am

Innovation Forums (Coming Soon!)

Led by the brightest professionals in foodservice, RLC's innovation forums are packed with hot topics and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas. Connect with the industry's game changers and gain valuable takeaways from the latest and greatest in foodservice innovation. There's something for everyone!

Wednesday, March 25 9:15am – 11:00am

General Session