The Annual Meeting of The Heritage Chocolate Society Agenda

Presented by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate.

HCS 2023: Looking Back to Move Forward

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

7:30 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, James River Ballroom, Salons A&B

Breakfast & Registration

Continental Breakfast will be served

9:00 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Meeting Kickoff and Welcome Remarks

Kelly Lynch | Director, Brand and Experience, Mars Wrigley Premium Brands

Gail Broadright | Senior Director, Digital Sales, Marketing and User Experience, Mars Wrigley Premium Brands

 

 

9:30 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Keynote: A Futurist Toolkit

David Zach | Futurist

10:30 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Grant Winner Presentation: Stratford Hall

Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz| Vice President of Collections & Public Engagement

10:50 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Break

11:10 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

The Spirit of 76: Remembering the Bicentennial and What it Means Today

Ted Widmer, Ph.D. | Guest Curator, New York  Historical Society

12:10 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, James River Ballroom, Salons A & B

Lunch & Group Photo

1:15 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Jacquie’s Collection

William Clements | Vice President of Sponsorship and Mars Properties Mars Wrigley

1:30 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Tasting Experience

Dave Borghesani | Mars Wrigley Chocolate Historian

1:35 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

John Heinz History Center

Justin A. Meinert| Education & Living History Manager, Fort Pitt Museum

1:45 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Making History at 250: Preparing a Fieldwide Vision

John Dichtl, Ph.D. | CEO, American Association for the State and Local History (AASLH)

2:35 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Break

2:55 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Grant Winner Presentation: Historic Alexandria

Gretchen Bulova | Director, Grant Winner Presentation: Senator

3:10 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Ready for a Revolution: Engaging Black Audiences at Historic Sites During America’s 250th Anniversary

Elon Cook Lee | Interpretation Consultant, Liberation Heritage

4:05 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Closing Remarks

4:15 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Break Until Evening Events

5:30 pm

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Keynote Evening Event: Indigenous Foodways of the Americas: Presented by First Americans Museum

Tour of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Jamie Bosket | President & CEO, Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Jim Pepper Henry | CEO, First Americans Museum and Chairman of the Kaw Nation

Troy Adkins | Network Administrator for the Virginia House of Delegates and member of the Chickahominy Tribe

Loretta Barrett Oden | Chef, Consultant, 39 Restaurant, Citizen Potawatomi

Brad Harris | Regional Executive Chef, 39 Restaurant

Heritage Chocolate Society 2023: Looking Back to Move Forward

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

8:00 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, James River Ballroom, Salons A&B

Breakfast Available

Continental Breakfast will be served

9:00 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Meeting Kickoff,  Day 1 Sizzle Reel

Kelly Lynch | Director, Brand & Experience, Mars Wrigley Premium Brands

9:15 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Social Media & the Rise of Virtual Influencers

Shep Ogden | CEO, Offbeat Media Group

 

10:15 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Grant Winner Presentation: Fortress of Louisbourg Association

Thomas Drover | Executive Director

10:30 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Break

11:00 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

History Through the Eyes of a Child

Alice Stevenson | Director, DiMenna Children’s Museum

11:50 am

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Grant Winner Presentation: Henderson State University

Scott McKinnon | Instructor of Innovative Media

12:15 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Lunch

 

1:20 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Kelly’s Couch: Engaging Youth in the 250th Anniversary

Kelly Lynch | Moderator

Mariruth Leftwich, Ph.D. | Sr. Director of Museum Operations & Education, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Michael Norris | Executive Director, Carpenter’s Hall

Ramin Ganeshram | Executive Director, Westport Museum

2:20 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Break

2:40 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Commemorating Our Nation’s Founding

Emily Sexton | President, America250 Foundation

 

3:15 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Grant Winner Presentation: Mount Vernon Ladies Association

Allison Wickens | Vice President, Education

3:30 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Workshop: Facilitating the Needs of the 250th Visitor

Sarah Pharaon | Principle Dialogic Consulting

 

5:30 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel, Salons C&D

Closing Remarks & Break Until Evening Event

6:30 pm

Omni Richmond Hotel

Meet in Atrium for Trolley Tour of Richmond, VA

Shockoe Slip, Museums, Capitol, Jackson Ward

7:00 pm

Hippadrome Theater

Cocktail Reception

Entertainment: Trademark with Special Guests

7:45 pm

Hippodrome Theater

20th Anniversary of Heritage Chocolate Society

Forrest E. Mars Jr. 2023 Historic Chocolate History Research Grant Awards

9:20 pm

Hippodrome Theater

Closing Remarks

9:30 pm

Hippodrome Theater

Evening Concludes

For all other inquiries and questions please reach out to Denise Drach

Ddrach@elevationgroup.com