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Social Events & More


Social Events & More

Our committee members have planned some exciting social events for this year's conference! Details for each event are below. Don't forget your name badge! Badges are required for entry at each social event. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday: Opening Reception

Location: Druid City Social

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Transportation: The venue is just across the street from the hotel and easily walkable. In the case of inclement weather, we will provide a shuttle.

The Opening Reception will be held Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. across the street at Druid City Social.  Built by the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad Company, the building that houses the Social was L&N’s passenger station from 1912 through the 1940’s and has been beautifully restored.  We’ve got a fun night of food, music and fellowship planned, along with a little something extra for you.  Come have supper with us and stay for the fun!

Live caricature entertainment with The ToonHeadz! The ToonHeadz will provide three amazingly talented caricature artists providing personalized take-aways to remember this great event. Caricature is an awesome way to celebrate yourself in a fun way. Laugh out loud seeing your friends get drawn in an exciting process and also have the opportunity to get drawn yourself in only about 3-5 minutes. The best thing about all of this is that every drawing done is completely free! So walk away with a perfect personalized memento and enjoy the energy that caricature brings to the event. 


Houndstooth BBQ Food Truck

  • Pork Sandwich, Burger, or Chicken Finger Sandwich
  • Choice of two sides from BBQ Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Fries, or Cheese Fries
  • Canned drinks

Big Bundt's & More Food Truck

  • Bundtlett choice of Red Velvet, Double Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Wedding Cake and more
  • Coffee


Thursday: Party Bus to the River Market

Location: Tuscaloosa River Market

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Transportation: Party Bus

On Thursday evening we will take the Party Bus from the hotel to the Tuscaloosa River Market for another night of fun.  Great food, music, and trivia are planned along with prizes for the top scoring trivia teams.  We’ve planned for teams of 5, so get your smart friends together and be ready to win!


Southern Ale House Catering

  • Starter: Spinach Salad or Tomato Soup
  • Main: Steak Bites, Smothered Chicken, or Shrimp & Grits
  • Sides: Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Okra, Hashbrown Casserole
  • Desserts: Bread Pudding, Brownies, Cookies
  • Drinks: Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, Water, Coffee


Friday: Rashad Johnson

On Friday you won’t want to miss former University of Alabama football star Rashad Johnson as he wraps up our conference. Rashad went from a walk-on at Alabama to an 8 year career in the NFL.  Today he travels the country telling his story and helping students, athletes, corporations and community leaders become better versions of themselves.