The opening ceremony featured the world famous Peabody Ducks as they marched to their duck house after a day of lazing in the lobby pond of the Peabody Hotel
. Immediately following, a reception was held in the hotel conference center.
Louisiana innkeepers listened to such big name speakers as Holly Steil
with The S.I.L.K. Experience and P. Allen Smith
with the HG TV series. A trip to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center
was a highlight of the conference where the Grand Finale dinner took place along with music and a FAM (familiarization) Tour of the facility.
The annual LBBA Membership Meeting was held at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
near the Peabody Hotel. Louisiana’s members enjoyed an evening out as we caught up on state association business.