Thursday, July 7; 6:00-9:00 p.m.
This year’s Joint Meeting opening reception will be at Mardi Gras World. Since 1947, Blaine Kern Studios has built the breathtaking parade floats for Mardi Gras in New Orleans, as well as other parades throughout the world. Starting with a walk through the float den, we will see a sample of these spectacular floats that are created by the artisans of Mardi Gras World and what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year.
The reception menu will include lemon rosemary tart, chicken ribbons, hot mushroom puffs, crawfish beignets, Cajun chicken and andouille gumbo, blackened pork loin, red beans and rice, shrimp pasta in seasoned cream sauce, white chocolate bread pudding, and an open beer, wine and soda bar.
The Joint Meeting reception is included in all full conference, first exhibitor representative, and accompanying persons’ registration fees. All others must purchase a reception ticket.
Additional guest reception tickets: $60.00 per person
Child reception ticket (12 and under): $30.00 per person