#3 The Location
This year, Edge Summit takes place at the JW Marriot in Houston, TX – a beautiful hotel and meeting space right across the street from the Houston Galleria! Enjoy the largest shopping center in Texas, and all the great food that surrounds it. Just a short drive away are locations like Eleanor Tinsley Park, which boasts a gorgeous view of the Houston skyline; Minute Maid Park, the home of the Astros, the 2017 World Series Champions; and the Houston Museum District, home to 19 museums including The Museum of Fine Arts, The Menil Collection, and the Museum of Natural Science.
#4 The Dinner
Attendees will enjoy a catered buffet lunch and breakfast on both days, but the meal you won’t want to miss is the exclusive dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy on Thursday night. Edge Summit attendees are invited to join the PrimeroEdge family at Maggiano’s on March 8 at 5 p.m. for a cocktail hour (with complimentary drinks and appetizers), followed by a dinner (on us!) at 6 p.m. This intimate gathering allows our users to enjoy an elegant meal and get to know our team, as well as one another, outside of the conference setting.
#5 The Sneak Peek
Before Day 1’s keynote speech, you’ll find out what’s coming in 2018 in the “New Year, New Us” session. Hosted by Dallas Taras, the Director of Product Management, this general session serves as a sneak peek into all of the great things PrimeroEdge has in the pipeline. Discover the latest updates, modules, and plans for the future to help your school nutrition program achieve excellence.
#6 The Hands-On Experience
Join us at the Product Base Camp on Day 1 of Edge Summit to test out our latest modules and devices yourself! Check out the latest and greatest in school nutrition software, and pick the product owners’ brains with your questions – all in an interactive experience.
#7 The Networking Opportunities
PrimeroEdge users from across the U.S. will be at Edge Summit, giving you a wonderful opportunity to get to know child nutrition professionals from different parts of the country. With our interactive sessions, you’ll have a chance to meet others in the industry, build relationships, learn what strategies work (or didn’t work) for different child nutrition programs, and share some ideas and strategies of your own.
#8 The Training
On Day 2 of Edge Summit, you’ll get the opportunity to attend free training events all day. You’ll receive product training on specific PrimeroEdge solutions, as well as specialized sessions including Reports Training and Closing the Year/Starting the New Year Training. Attend product Q&A sessions, and even try your hand at “stumping” our trainers with questions about your favorite school nutrition solutions.
#9 The Time of Year
If you’ve ever visited Texas in the summer months, you know just how hot it can get here in the summertime. Luckily for you, Edge Summit takes place in early March – before Mother Nature brings the Texas heat! It’s a great time of year to spend some time outside when you’re not enjoying the Edge Summit activities. You’ll be here just in time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where you can watch the rodeo, have fun at the carnival, and see music stars like Luke Bryan and Chris Young in concert.