The Future Decoded: What You Need to Know Now

We can’t wait to see you on February 27-28, 2024, in Washington D.C.!

The Heritage Chocolate Society Meeting is designed to help our partners glean valuable knowledge and insights from a variety of experts to inspire and equip your organizations. Sometimes, the conversation is adjacent to the lanes you inhabit, providing an outside perspective that can positively impact your organizational planning. Other times, the discussion is focused squarely on your needs, providing tools that can help you refine the work to be done. 

HCS 2024 will be a year of supercharged equipping in a time of supercharged change.

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2024 Agenda

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Key Topics

  • Future-casting through deep data with Colleen Dilenschneider and IMPACTS Experience. She will look at the mid- and long-term forecast to identify the top pain points organizations will face in the next 3-5 years.
  • The important effort to reach and engage with a younger audience.
  • The post-pandemic impact on human behavior and consumer trends.
  • The rise and usage of AI and how to bring an immersive experience to your location.
  • Site partner ideas on how to build momentum for the 250th, especially with youthful guests.
  • A delightful experiential dinner that highlights taste preferences of the 18th century and today.
  • Grant winners share how they put their funding to work.
  • A surprise announcement!
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2024 Speakers

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History of the Heritage Chocolate Society

For two decades, Mars Wrigley has hosted an annual gathering of North American historical sites for you to explore innovative ways to engage, educate, and entertain visitors and reach new guests with the stories of history. The Heritage Chocolate Society, originally known as the Colonial Chocolate Society, was formed by Forrest E. Mars in 2003 to unite history professionals passionate about chocolate’s role in colonial and post-revolutionary North America.