The 2018 ICA Conference will be held in the newly updated Iowa Culinary Institute and Conference Center (Building 7) on the DMACC Ankeny campus.  Ankeny, Iowa, is located approximately 6 miles north of I-80/Des Moines. 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA  


Lunch (if you want it)

The Iowa Culinary Institute’s Bistro provides a gourmet lunch experience and is conveniently located in the same building as the ICA conference. Reservations are required and must be made by calling 515-964-6369. The cost for this delectable lunch is $12. 


President's Reception, Dinner, and Awards

Following our final panel on Friday afternoon, the President’s Reception, dinner and awards, and social time will be held at The Fletcher, an exciting new venue that is both rustic and contemporary. We will gather in Denny’s Room, a casual space with room to socialize, for the evening. You’ve got to see this place – it’s anything but ordinary!


The President’s Reception will include appetizers and a cash bar (Literally, folks! No cards accepted; cash only.)

The President’s Reception will be followed by award presentations, then dinner. Dinner will be served buffet style, providing both vegetarian and gluten-free options. Dinner reservations must be received before August 22; we regret that we will be unable to accept dinner reservations after this date. Cost for dinner is $20 per person. The Fletcher is approximately 11 minutes from the conference site and both conference hotels. (You may wish to consider utilizing a cab, Uber, or similar transportation from your hotel to the Fletcher and back.)