The National Restaurant Association has introduced an NRA Show e-Learning feature, which will make select, multi-media presentations of education sessions and culinary demonstrations available to attendees throughout the year. A sampling of NRA Show 2010 sessions is available here.
“We are excited to make some of our key sessions and culinary demonstrations available 24/7, 365 days a year for restaurant and hospitality industry professionals worldwide,” says David Gilbert, chief operating officer of the NRA. “No other industry event offers more access to the world’s top culinary, management and operational experts and trendsetters. The information and inspiration they provide can now be accessed at any time and shared with colleagues.”
The NRA Show e-Learning feature present educational sessions through audio recordings paired with PowerPoint slide presentations, and culinary demonstrations as video recordings. The presentations will be available for free throughout the year to help restaurant operators remotely retrieve the cutting-edge techniques and strategies that will help improve their business. Other audio presentations can be purchased through the NRA Show Web site.
The annual show offers more than 100 education sessions and culinary demonstrations throughout its four days each year.
NRA Show 2011 will be held May 21-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event will be held at the NRA Show, May 22-23. Industry professionals who register for NRA Show 2011 before December 1, 2010, will receive the “early-bird” rate of only $30, and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event registration for $85. Between December 2, 2010, and April 15, 2011, NRA Show registration is $45 and IWSB registration is $100. After April 15, registration fees increase to $90 for the NRA Show and $145 for IWSB. Association members may register free of charge and receive a value-added discounted rate of $55 when registering for IWSB at any time.