Networking on the Links
The Annual IAOM Golf Outing will tee-off at 8 am on Thursday, September 2 at the Country Club of Arkansas. Lunch, awards and hole prizes will take place at the conclusion of play.
All golfers must register in advance for the tournament. Sign up before July 29 and pay $100; after July 29 it’s $110. Be sure to indicate your handicap or 18-hole average on your reservation form.
Team groupings should be sent to Ian Smith at email@example.com. Registration fee includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes.
The Country Club of Arkansas
3 Country Club Cir
Maumelle, AR 72113
Check out the course at countryclubofarkansas.com
Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 2
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Registration
8:00 AM – Shotgun Start
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch
Spouse Guest Program
Explore Little Rock with other Conference Guests
If someone is coming with you to the conference, be sure to sign them up for the Spouse/Guest Program in Little Rock, Arkansas. While you are attending the conference sessions and enhancing your knowledge and skills in milling, your companion will be able to explore Little Rock and the surrounding area in an organized group. The program was put together by the local conference host committee.
The first day will be spent exploring P. Allen’s Arkansas home, Moss Mountain Farm, which The New York Times hails as a “stunning estate.” It is an epicenter for promoting the local food movement, organic gardening and the preservation of heritage poultry breeds. You will experience first-hand how Allen is helping write a new chapter in the evolution of the classic American farm and a celebration of the cuisine of the South!
Day two will be spent visiting some of the most interesting sites in downtown Little Rock, which may include Heifer International’s headquarters, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, the River Market area, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.*
Spouse/Guest Program Schedule
Tuesday, August 31
Moss Mountain Farm Tour and Lunch
Wednesday, September 1
Tour of Little Rock’s Historic Downtown Sites*
*Based on availability.
Allied Trades Event
Attendees won’t have to venture very far to enjoy this year’s Allied Trades Event, which will take place in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, located along the banks of the Arkansas River and just outside the headquarters hotel. The garden’s collection boasts over 90 works of public art worth over $4
The sculpture garden features natural terraces and walkways d
esigned by City of Little Rock’s Leland Couch, Mark Webre and John Kinkade of the National Sculptors’ Guild. The design creates a more intimate space to view smaller works within Riverfront Park.
While you are catchin
g up with long-time friends and making new acquaintances, you will be able to stroll through the beautiful natural landscape and admire the art sculptures placed throughout the gardens. The sculptures come in all shapes and forms, some big, some small, some fanciful and some with a deep message to convey.
For the first time, we’ll be holding the IMEF Live Auction during the Allied Trades Event in Little Rock. Be sure to make your way inside for the auction activities and bid on unique experiences and a wide variety of donated items. All proceeds benefit the International Milling Education Foundation, supporting the next generation of milling professionals.
IAOM Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony
IAOM will honor and pay tribute to its award recipients at the Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony on the final evening of the conference, September 1.
It is sure to be a memorable evening. This year’s celebration will be held at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The evening will start at 6 pm, with a reception. During the reception, the IMEF Silent Auction will still be open – so those who are trying to secure the winning bid on one of the amazing items up for auction will need to attend for sure.
The reception will be followed by what promises to be a delicious dinner, prepared by the hotel’s talented chefs. The evening will feature a program that includes the passing of the gavel, presentation of IAOM awards and anniversary celebrations.
Advance tickets are $85 and may be purchased through IAOM during registration. Tickets purchased after the early-registration deadline of July 29, will be $95.
IAOM’s Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony is always a highlight of IAOM’s Annual Conference & Expo. Be sure to attend to see who will receive this year’s industry awards.
Support the Next Generation of Millers through the IMEF Auction
Auction activities to support the International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF) will be held during the 125th Anniversary IAOM Conference & Expo. Past items have included iPads, hunting and fishing trips, electronics, golf range finders, smokers, sieves, tickets to college and professional sporting events, TVs, coffee brewers, getaway trips to exotic locations, handmade quilts, and much, much more!
The Live Auction will take place during the Allied Trades Event on the evening of Tuesday, August 31 at the 125th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas. An auctioneer will be on hand to keep the bidding interesting and make sure everyone has a shot at the fabulous items on the sale block.
With the Silent Auction taking place via mobile app, it’s not even necessary for you to be present to participate in the Silent Auction bidding, which opens on Tuesday, August 31 and ends during the banquet the evening of Wednesday, September 1. Our totally Silent Auction caters to an even stealthier crowd. Our extensive auction catalog is a veritable treasure trove of coveted objects, services, and experiences—with 100% of proceeds benefitting IMEF.
With every dollar you spend helping IMEF, we encourage you to let loose your competitive spirit and generous nature to top that last bid!
Your winning bid (and contribution) ensures that IMEF will be able to continue to inspire leadership and achievement within the milling community!
Proceeds from the Auctions support the learning, knowledge resources and vibrant community provided by the International Milling Education Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) U.S. tax-deductible organization.
Help raise money to support future generations of milling professionals!
To learn more about auction items or make online donations visit: www.iaom.info/imef.