The IAOM Central, Texoma and Wheat State Districts’ Joint Meeting & Expo will be held July 27-28 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, MO, located at: 200 East Main Street, Branson, MO (+1 417-243-7003).
We had great attendance in 2022, and hope you will join us at this new venue in 2023.
Registration is open! Please register all family members as individual guests!
Thursday, July 27
10 a.m. | Golf Tournament begins at the Holiday Hills Golf Club – tee times every 9 minutes
12-6:30 p.m. | Exhibitor setup
6:30 p.m. | Opening Reception on Tabletop Trade Show Floor in Exhibit Hall A
5-11 p.m. | Hospitality Suite Open – Location TBD
Friday, July 28
7 a.m. | Officer’s Breakfast Meeting
7:45 a.m. | On-Site Registration
8 a.m. | Opening of Technical Conference, Ian Tillinghast, Grain Craft
8:10 a.m. | Welcome and Update on International IAOM Activities, Fran Churchill, Kansas State University
8:30 a.m. | Wheat Crop Update, Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat
9 a.m. | How to Determine your Sifter Capacity, Kathy Wiley, Great Western Manufacturing
9:30 a.m. | Food Safety Topics, Rob Wong, Agri-Neo
10 a.m. | Beverage & Stretch Break, sponsored by Douglas Products
10:15 a.m. | Recruiting the Next Generation, Halsey Elliott, General Mills
10:45 a.m. | Panel Discussion – Managing Different Mill Team Personalities, Fran Churchill, Moderator, Kansas State University
11:15-1 p.m. | Tabletop Expo
12 p.m. | Lunch
1 p.m. | On Time Award – sponsored by Nitta Corp.
1:05 p.m. | Milling Outside North America, Roy Loepp, Seaboard Corporation
1:35 p.m. | A Baker’s Perspective on Milling, Dave Kirshock, Grain Craft
2:05 p.m. | Contribution of Blending on Dough Rheology, Hikmet Boyacioglu, KPM Analytics
2:35 p.m. | Beverage and Stretch Break, sponsored by Bunting Magnetics
2:45 p.m. | KSU Update, Fran Churchill, Kansas State University
3 p.m. | Metal Detection in Milling, Craig Miller, Bunting Magnetics
3 p.m. | District Business Meetings
6 p.m. | Allied Trades Social Hour
7 p.m. | Banquet (Dress Lake Casual)
Consider being a mentor – bring a new miller with you to the District Meeting!
Advance conference registration should be made by Friday, July 14 to take advantage of the reduced prices. Since we have to guarantee a certain number of attendees for the dinners and golf in advance, there will not be any refunds made after July 14.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Branson Convention Center at a rate of $163 (+tax) for a single or double. The room block deadline is June 30, and after that date availability and rates are not guaranteed. The hotel is attached to the convention center and is located at: 200 East Main Street, Branson, MO 65616 (+1 800-445-8667; +1 417-336-5400).
Hotel reservations fill up quickly, so please make your plans now to attend. Our room block, open through June 30, includes room nights for Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29. Please see the instructions below to make your reservation:
To expedite your reservation – BE SURE TO:
- Click on the Hotel Reservation Link: www.my-event.hilton.com/hrobchh-iaom23-94d1acc7-48e1-4d56-8328-e6d12b0812d5/ (The link pre-populates your group code)
- Click “Book a Room” link
- To edit your stay for the conference click the “Edit Stay” link
- Make reservations as soon as possible. The special room rate will be available until Friday, June 30, or until room block is soldout, whichever comes first.
There is a golf tournament scheduled for Thursday morning at Holiday Hills Golf Club. Play will begin at 10 a.m., and we have reserved tee times. Please review the Golf Details flyer for additional information. Awards will be presented at the Banquet on Friday evening.
Suppliers – If you are interested in exhibiting at this Conference, there are a limited number of Tabletops available. You can sign up for one of these when you register online, or by sending in the downloadable registration form with your payment.
After the conference feel free to take advantage of the many entertainment options available in and around Branson. There are many live shows with tickets still available. Of course there is also Silver Dollar City, the Titanic, and many shopping opportunities for those who need some retail therapy!