Networking Events


The attire for most events is business casual. Here is the suggested attire for specific functions:

Foundation Golf Tournament 
The course requires all players to wear collared shirts. Denim is prohibited. All players must also adhere to a “soft spikes only” policy.
Olivine Trail Loop Hike 
The hike director specifically recommends comfortable hiking or walking shoes, athletic clothes, a light outerwear jacket that can be tied around your waist, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Downtown Historic Walking Tour 
The tour director specifically recommends comfortable walking shoes, athletic clothes or jeans, a jacket, sunglasses and a hat.
Industry Networking Event 
Attire is casual.
Hunger Awareness Charitable Activity 
Attire is casual. Hunger Awareness t-shirts and tennis shoes are encouraged!
President’s Evening 
Attire is business dress for men and cocktail for women.
Closing Evening Event - Oktoberfest – Denver Style!
Attire is casual. Attendees are encouraged to “Show up and Show off” in event-themed attire to add festivity to the evening.


Sponsors will be exhibiting on Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference to share the latest innovations in products and services. Don’t miss either opportunity to learn what’s new from key representatives.


Distribution of brochures, fact sheets, advertising, industry publications and promotional materials is not allowed during the conference except for companies participating in the official conference sponsorship program. Distribution of these materials by sponsors is allowed only within the guidelines of the sponsorship program.


Events that conflict with officially sponsored SHFM events or educational programming are not allowed during the conference. This includes hospitality suites, cocktail/dinner events, special breakfasts, focus groups or similar events.
Members or non-members who violate this policy will receive the following:
  • First offense, written warning and notification of the offense with information on what occurs with second or third offense.
  • Second offense, loss of ability to sponsor any SHFM event or attend the national or critical issues conference.
  • Third offense, loss of membership.