2018 Meals and Events

We hope that you will join us for lunch and dinner during the conference. Meals are always a wonderful time to discuss the presentations, chat with old friends, and make some new friends.

Friday night opening reception

Research posters at the 2016 ORCA conference

Help us kick-off a great weekend during our opening reception! You’ll have a chance to meet our speakers, chat with other conference attendees, and see posters of research projects from the ORCA graduate students.

A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. The opening reception is included as part of your ticket price.

Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday

The hotel offers several options for breakfast. Urban Spur, the hotel’s restaurant, includes both a full breakfast menu and a breakfast buffet.

The hotel also has a small coffee kiosk located in the lobby near the restaurant which serves Starbuck’s coffees.

There is also a Subway restaurant across the street from the hotel, which serves breakfast sandwiches.

Saturday Lunch

Saturday’s lunch will be included as part of your registration fee.

MenuConference lunch
House salad with mixed greens
Potato salad
Hamburgers, veggie burgers, bratwursts, and grilled chicken breasts
Hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and gluten-free onion rolls
Assorted condiments: tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and pickle relish
French fries
Onion rings

Dessert (to be served during our PM break): Freshly baked brownies and cookies

Saturday Dinner and Award Ceremony

Saturday’s dinner can be purchased for $45 when you register for the conference.

Join us Saturday night for dinner and conversations and for the revealing of the 2018 Anderson Award.

No on-site purchases will be available for dinner. The last day to purchase dinner for the conference will be March 10, 2018.

Dinner rolls and house salad
Chicken with citrus marinade sauce
Julienne vegetables
Basil rice
Vegetarian option – Vegetarian lasagna
Praline cheesecake
Coffee and tea

Sunday Lunch

Sunday’s lunch will be included as part of your registration fee.

Mixed garden greens salad
Chips and salsa
Tortilla soup
Beef and chicken fajitas
Grilled peppers and onions
Warm flour tortillas
Shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and jalapeños
Red and green salsa
Spanish rice
Black beans

Dessert (to be served during our PM break): Freshly baked brownies and cookies

Dietary restrictions: Please let us know on your registration form if you have allergies or special dietary needs. The hotel is able to accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.