Do I have to be a member to attend the event?

Yes. In order to attend HARDI’s Annual Conference you must be a current member and have current dues.

What are the fees associated with the Annual Conference?

All attendees must pay for a registration fee that grants them access to the event at different levels. The booth program has an additional fee associated with the program which is in addition to the individual’s registration. Also, there is an additional fee associated with the solutions center if any eligible member wants to participate in that during the event.

What is included in the Executive Registration?

The full executive registration includes the opening reception, all general sessions, breakout sessions (unless otherwise indicated) and the closing reception/dinner. If you are a supplier or vendor and have purchased a booth space for the Booth Program you and other individuals from your company/brand participating will be granted access as well. If your organization or brand does not have a booth, you will not be granted access.

When should I plan to arrive and depart Palm Desert?

If you plan to golf at the event you need to be at the golf course Saturday, December 4th by noon. If you are not planning to golf the event will kick off on Saturday afternoon. The main agenda of the event will wrap up on Tuesday, December 7th after lunch but we will have a closing party that evening that is open to executive registrants. Extra tickets can be purchased for guests that want to attend the closing party.

What is included with the One Day registration option?

The One Day registration is a registration option mainly for Suppliers and Service Vendors that have a booth space reserved in our Booth Program. These registrants are given access to all the sessions that take place on the day of the event they registered for including both general sessions and any breakout sessions (unless otherwise noted).

What is the difference between the Solutions Center and the Booth Program?

The Solutions Center is only open to Service Vendors, Marketing/Purchasing/Cooperatives and Affiliate members. The Solutions Center has hours on Sunday and Monday before and during the sessions throughout the conference hallways/foyers. The Booth Program is open to Suppliers and Service Vendors, Marketing/Purchasing/Cooperatives and Affiliate members and takes place in the afternoon on Monday. HARDI holds no sessions during the hours that are scheduled for the Booth Program.

What is the dress code for Annual Conference?

Conference Sessions: Business professional
Conference Booth Program: Business