National Conference 2016

July 22-24, 2016 • Hyatt Regency, Denver, Colorado

Take Your Business to New Heights!

National Conference is your chance to learn from the best in the field! You’ll bond with teammates from all over the country and gain experiences to elevate your business!


We’re keeping the agenda a surprise for now! It continues to evolve as we get closer to the event.

In the meantime, take a glance and see why you should get your team to Denver!


It’s always more fun to attend with friends! Check back often to see who’s coming!


No matter how long you’ve been in direct sales or with DCD, there’s always something new to learn. Our insightful and engaging workshops are tailored by rank level, facilitated by Chocolatier Leaders, and supported by Field Development Managers.

Workshops to be announced soon!


Coming to conference? Wouldn’t miss it for the world? Tell us why. Send your testimonial to and we’ll post it here.

This year I get to spend time with my far-flung team! Six states and counting – so excited to have them all in one place and soak up the team spirit!

Susan Groesbeck

I wouldn’t miss it for the world! It is so inspiring. You get to meet other Chocolatiers. Hear what others are doing. Don’t miss it! Plus it is tax deductible!

Betty Williams

I’m going because it’s time to start this chocolate train and quit “playing”. First stop – chi-town for conference!!!! Hope to take a TEAM in 2016!

Rebecca Morris

Still new, so want to go to learn more and meet new people. This is my 1st conference and the first time in 19 years I’ll get a small vacation in the summer!!!

Kimberly Martin

I just started my journey with DCD January 28th and love it already, so I would just like to gain more knowledge of the company, so I can continue my path with DCD and better myself in the company. SO EXCITED!!

Kandas Young

The information you learn at conference is the best! Nothing charges you up to make things happen in your business like conference does. It’s also some of the most fun I have all year long, spending time with my own team, other Chocolatiers and home office!

Leslie Jones

I can’t wait to attend conference this year!   I have attended several conferences – every year it renews me and my business beyond belief… information, training and friendships that it can not be found anywhere else.

Sandy Maxwell

I feel so proud to be sitting amongst my team at Conference. It has no dollar amount for the love and wisdom they feel and what they learn by being there.

Theresa Wendrickx

Spending time with my leaders means more to me than I can put into words! I’m reminded of some of the “whys” for doing this business and the support i have from so many people.

Gina Johansen

Conference gives me an opportunity to focus on me and my business without the distraction of life. The men and women there are amazingly authentic and believe in this opportunity, but more so, believe in the those around them and their dreams!

Heather Jarvas

It’s next to impossible to get this motivation from this many sources in every day life. Conference makes me feel appreciated and appreciative, too.

Ricki Going

Conference is a feel good experience – a must do – you walk away energized and you bring that excitement back to your team. This energy makes you and your team stronger. We’re part of something BIG – and we’re just getting started.

Scott Witzke

Thank you, all of you, for making DCD the best opportunity in the DSA world!

Lynn MacDonald

I am still on my DCD conference high! I walked in the door without even unpacking, cracked open my laptop and started on getting those points for the trip and expanding my business.

Stacy Manns

It was a true Cinderella weekend! I am so glad I made the choice to invest in my business, attend Conference and get to have such an enriched page in my life’s journey. Here’s to more of the SWEET LIFE!

Sarah James

I have so many favorite things about conference! Seeing my friends and making new, learning new ideas and the excitement of the new products!!

Jessica Jones


Hyatt-Regency-Denver-Exterior-Night-1280x427Hyatt Regency, Denver at Colorado Convention Center

650 15th Street

Denver, Colorado, USA, 80202

Tel: +1 303 436 1234

Reserve Your Room →

To assure your room rate and availability, please make your reservations as soon as possible.


Hyatt Regency Denver offers both valet and self-parking options based upon availability.

Underground, covered self-parking is located off of 14th and Welton Streets. The parking office for vehicle departure is adjacent to the parking elevators on the lobby floor.

Parking fees:

  • Self-parking: $29 for 5+ hours and overnight per night until 12:30 PM on departure day
  • Valet parking: $39 for 8+ hours and overnight per night until 12:30 PM on departure day
  • Late checkout fees for vehicles parked past 12:30 PM on scheduled departure day may apply


  • 1,100 spacious, newly renovated, non-smoking guestrooms and suites
  • FedEx® Office Business Center
  • Enterprise© Rental Car desk
  • Concierge services
  • Spa Universaire
  • 24-Hour StayFit™ gym
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Altitude Restaurant
  • Strata Bar
  • Peaks Lounge
  • Perks Coffee
  • Adjacent to Colorado Convention Center
  • Free guest room Internet access


Light rail to Union Station $10, free shuttle from union station to hotel.

All ground transportation services at Denver International Airport are located in Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5. For information, call 303 342 2000 or visit the website and click on Ground Transportation.

It is recommended to allow one hour for transportation from Hyatt Regency Denver to Denver International Airport.


  • Cab Service – approximate cost is $51 to airport from downtown and $54.50 from airport to the hotel
  • Limo Service – approximate cost is $60 to $120 (one way, dependent upon company and number of passengers)




Use Cocoa Cash and redeem for registration & hotel rooms.

*Must register for conference by 5/15/16 in order to redeem Sweet Shoppe rewards for hotel nights or registration.

Registration Fees

Date Price
PLC Attendees ONLY Ends 2/9 $100.00
EXTRA Early Bird Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests)* 2/9 – 3/31 $125.00
Early Bird Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests) 4/1 – 5/30 $175.00
Regular Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests) 6/1 – 7/24 $225.00
Friday Dinner Guest $75.00

*Chocolatiers within QS can register for $125 always.

*New Chocolatiers who join on or after 2/9 get this rate anytime they register from now through conference. You need to call Field Services to get this rate – 866-922-3683.

How to Register

  • Log on to the Chocolatier Connection and scroll down to Learn & Develop> Conference Registration.
    • Select Registration from the Select a Category drop down menu.
    • Choose your registration type and click Add to Order.
    • Registration ends on 7/22/16 at Midnight PDT. You don’t want to miss this event!
  • Click here for Conference Terms and Conditions. Updated: February 2016

Tips for keeping costs down

  • Register early to receive the BIGGEST conference discount.
  • Book your air flight sooner rather than later. Check out some of the online discount travel websites; e.g.,,, and
  • Share rides with friends and fellow Chocolatiers to and from airports to cut down on taxi/shuttle fees.
  • Keep hotel expenses down by sharing a room with your fellow Chocolatiers. Most hotel rooms can accommodate four people – that’s ¼ the cost.
  • Check with your accountant, all of your expenses may be tax deductible