On behalf of the LDEI Board and the Dames of Charleston, I invite you to join us Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, for the 29th LDEI Annual Conference in historic Charleston, South Carolina! LDEI’s largest professional development and networking event of the year was 18 months in the making and designed with you in mind.
The port city of Charleston has a storied past of revolution and restoration, but is best known for its carefully tended traditions and gracious hospitality. According to lore, a sea captain returning home to Charleston would spear a pineapple to his gate indicating he was ready to entertain with tales of his adventures. This rare and sumptuous fruit became a Southern symbol of welcome and hospitality, now embraced around the world.
Chapter President Jennifer Goldman, Conference Chair Paige Crone and planning council Nathalie Dupree, Libba Osborne, Deidre Schipani and Danielle Wecksler were guided by these principles in designing a unique Conference experience. They culled local and national resources to create workshops and seminars steeped in relevant, tangible, and informative content and assembled an amazing lineup of speakers including our keynote, chef and restauranteur, Dame Carla Hall.
This year, you can personalize your visit by opting for one of several pre-Conference tours including the tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island, Abundant Seafood at Shem Creek, or a day-long exploration of the Carolina Gold Rice Culture.
We are expecting record attendance for, “Doin’ the Charleston,” and you can bet we are going to do it - the way that only Dames can! Whatever your personal goals are for Conference, this event will surpass your greatest expectations if for no other reason than–Charleston.
Come visit the city where the past and future are served up with a delicious side of authentic Charleston recipes and the gracious plenty - of Southern hospitality.
Lori Willis LDEI President
Complete details, including registration forms can be found here!