The Exchange 2017

February 3-5, 2017 • Hilton El Conquistador • Tucson, AZ



Inspiration to lead & succeed!

Magic happens in the desert!

This event will be magical as it is the first time every Chocolatier can attend. This conference will provide invaluable learning opportunities from the best in the field!

February 2, 2017: Pre-Conference Managers Event
This exclusive event is for managers+ only. Plan to promote so you can attend!



2:00pm-9:00m                  Managers+ Event

FRIDAY 02/03

10:00am-11:30am            Managers+ Meeting

11:30am-12:30pm            Managers+ Lunch

1:00pm -6:15pm               Doors Open-General Session


8:30am – 4:00pm              General Session

5:30pm- 8:30pm               Awards Dinner

8:30pm-10:30pm              Party and Dancing

SUNDAY 02/05

8:30am – 11:00am            General Session

11:00am                            Conference End



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


Whether you’re a veteran in direct sales or just started today, there is plenty of wonderful learning opportunities at our conferences. Stay tuned as we unveil our workshop plans!


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



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Use Cocoa Cash and redeem for registration & hotel rooms.

Registration Fees

Date Price
NC Attendees Ends 7/31 $100.00
EXTRA Early Bird Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests)* 8/1-9/30 $125.00
Early Bird Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests) 10/1-12/31 $175.00
Regular Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests) 1/1-1/31 $250.00
Friday Dinner Guest $75.00

*Chocolatiers within QS can register for $125 always.

*New Chocolatiers who join on or after 8/1 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 News & Events > Tucson: The Exchange 2017.
    • Select Registration from the Select a Category drop down menu.
    • Choose your registration type and click Add to Order.
      (Note: selecting PLC2017 will register you for Tucson).
    • Registration ends on 2/2/17 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