Celebrity Keynote Speaker

The National Speakers Association calls Tami Evans one of the TOP FIVE NEW SPEAKERS in the country – and she’s coming to our National Conference – don’t miss it.


Inspire Action

Make your path to one of the most exciting events of the season in one of the most exciting cities in the world … get inspired – be inspiring!

National Conference 2015

July 10-12, 2015 • Hyatt Regency O’Hare


Come ready to get energized, get motivated and get inspired! Agenda is subject to change and will continue to evolve as we get closer to the event.

Thursday, July 9

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Company Store (Managers+ Only)

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Open

Friday, July 10

8:00 am - 1:45 pm Registration

8:00 am Company Store (Managers+ Only)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Company Store (All Chocolatiers)

10:00 am - 11:30 am Manager+ Workshop

New!!! 10:00 am - 11:30 am Chocolatier Meet & Greet

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Manager+ Lunch

1:15 pm - 4:30 pm General Session

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Workshops

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Company Store

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Registration

6:30 pm Dinner (dinner on your own)

Saturday, July 11

7:00 am - 9:00 am Registration

7:00 am - 9:00 am Company Store (all Chocolatiers)

7:45 am Breakfast

New!!! 7:45 am Breakfast with President John Wyckoff (Join between 2/1 and 7/10 and register for Conference within your first 45 Days and receive a special invitation!)

9:00 am Workshops

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Workshops

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm General Session

6:00 pm Truffles Gala with Red Carpet Interviews, Photo Ops, Fun & Cash Bar

New!!! 6:30 pm Truffles Gala Reception with President John Wyckoff & the Chefs, Red Carpet Interviews, Photo Ops, Fun, Complimentary Drink & Hors d'oeuvres (Achieve 6,000 Sweet Shoppe points and receive special invitation!)

7:15 pm Truffles Awards Dinner

Sunday, July 12

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session

12:00 pm Departure


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

Abby Helin
Abigail Farber
Adrienne Alley
Amanda Marker
Amanda Young
Amber Dodds
Amelia Challender
Amy Connell
Amy Graziano
Amy Lindsay-Eells
Amy Marek
Andrea Ditonno
Andrea Mahoney
Andrea Watson
Angela Ensrud
Angela Freeland
Angela Mahan
Angela Schmid
Ann Marie Parker
Anna Mendoza
April Marie
Aubrey Middleton
Barbara Hollock
Barbara Marquart
Becky Coppola
Becky Layman
Beth Borecky
Betty Williams
Beverly Dicken
Bridgette Klinger
Brigit Greuel
Caela Sachtjen
Carol Reynolds
Carrie Record
Cassandra Megginson
Cassie Borda
Catherine Barr
Catherine Canaday
Cathy Kozak
Cecelia Rivera
Charlene Becker
Cherese Prince
Cheryl Demusz
Cheryl Dipiero
Cheryl Roseland
Chris Meredith
Christine Krebs
Cindi Dunscomb
Cindy Deangelo
Cindy Kruempel
Cindy Mello
Cindy Santucci
Clarissa Lamont
Claudia Rolfs
Coleen Davis
Colleen McKenna
Dana Baars
Dana Smith
Daniella Malin-Mattis
Darlene Brumley
Deb Poremba
Deborah Palmieri
Delana Wood
Denise Huffman
Denise Trimble
Diane's Cyber Party
Donna Bautch
Donna Fleetwood
Elisabeth Horan
Emily Diener
Emily Garcia
Emily Sorensen
Emma Thacker
Erica Bates
Erin Garcia
Erin Keane
Erin Knott
Gina Goldberg
Gina Johansen
Gracie Coons
Hayley Neal
Heather Baraldi
Heather Jarvas
Heather Keener
Heather Murphy
Heidi Kriz
Hope Culbertson
Idette Guerrero
Jamie Blankenship
Jamie Kostyak
Jamie Smith
Jane White
Jean Dwight
Jean Parker
Jeanette Kapusto
Jeffrey Brossard
Jennifer Barum
Jennifer Brooke
Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Crain
Jennifer Farrell
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Jennifer Kramar
Jennifer Offenbacher
Jennifer Pierce
Jennifer Salac
Jennifer Sennett
Jennifer Stone
Jessica Dyer
Jessica Fragnito
Jessica Jones
Jo Marie Sellner
JoAnn Long-Hilleshiem
Joanne Longoria
Joetta Carroll
Johanna Morgan
Johanna Soard
Joy Weaver
Judy Wright
Juliana Selvey
Julie Lampley
Kandas Young
Karen Azzarello
Karen Chernichky-Simpson
Karleen Torrance
Kassidi Marquart
Katarzyna Corwin
Kathy Herlache
Kathy Jones
Kay Thibodeaux
Kayla Moore
Kelly Maloney
Kelly Shaw
Kerrie Dougherty
Kim Hurst
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Moynihan
Kimberly Sullivan
Kristen Kelly
Kristina Nimz
Kristy Miller
Latosha Edwards
Laura Miller
Leeann Salisbury
Leslie Jones
Lin Putnam
Linda Papineau
Lisa Clayton
Lisa Harrington
Lisa Jacobsen
Lisa Kherwish
Lisa Kiger
Lisa Maly
Lisa Martinez
Lisa Puckett
Lori Harrison
Marcia Serio
Margaret Long
Maria Chen
Maria Williams
Marian Royall
Marie Mayes
Marisa Martins
Mary ann Farmer
Mary Walker
Meghan Grosse
Melissa Alexander
Melissa Meyers
Michael Friedman
Michelle Carlier
Miranda Friedman
Molly Leu
Molly Murphy
Monica Garris
Nadia Krantz
Nancy Clemenson
Nancy Ortinau
Nellie Rutherford
Nichole Evans
Nicole Cowen
Nicole Domico
Nicole Drown
Noel Demarse
Pamela Bilyak
Pamela Mann
Pamela Nagel
Patricia Segal
Pauline Cheung
Pauline Martin
Phyllis Coyle
Racheal Harp
Rachel Schlee
Rayna Long
Rebecca Glidden
Rebecca Mason
Rebecca Morris
Rebecca Richardson
Rebecca Tait
Rebekah Cowne
Regan Rishel
Regina Swigert
Renee Piercy
Renee York
Renetta Hughes
Rhonda Lampe
Ricki Going
Roanne Bacchus
Robert Lorello
Rose Mitchell
Roxana Mortimer
Ruth Lamb
Sally Valenti
Sandra Maxwell
Sandra McCollum
Sandra Mounts
Sandy Batesel
Sara Borton
Sara Casey
Sarah Hegel
Sarah James
Sarah Swenson
Savannah Gohr
Scott Witzke
Shari Khudanyan
Sharlene Mitchell
Sharon Willis
Shelley Whitmarsh
Shelly Lehman
Sheri Byrne-Haber
Sherree Adams
Sherrill Pearce
Sherry Baugh
Sherry Richards
Stacy Kolafa
Stephanie Assmus
Stephanie Baker
Stephanie Weinberger
Susan Frazier
Susan Groesbeck
Susan Hazelton
Susan Riles
Susan Utter
Tabitha Rice
Tamara Zaragoza
Tamera Green
Tami Mathis
Tammi Kontra
Tammy Renaud
Tara Marquardt
Tara Rogness
Teresa Villalobos
Teri Selick
Theresa Aubele
Theresa Upton
Theresa Wendrickx
Therese Bechtel-Storti
Tonia Heng
Tracey Steward
Traci Garrity
Traci Lara
Tracy McDonald
Tracy Nickison
Tricia Henson
Tyra Gardner
Vanessa O'Rourke
Veronica Mykols
Vicki Chase
Vickie Lopeman
Virginia Palumbo
Wanda Coker
Windy Dix


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.

Inspired Bookings for an Active Party Calendar
“Neither rain, nor snow, nor time of year will keep the inspired
Chocolatier from having a full party calendar.” Learn best
practices and inspire a desire in you to have a full party calendar
that leads to larger paychecks in the coming sales year.

Confident … that’s what you’ll be, after this workshop. Learn
how to confidently recruit, develop, train and help your new
team members successfully launch their businesses.

Moving up!
Moving up in rank and making more $$ starts with understanding
DCD’s Career Plan and setting S.M.A.R.T goals.
Learn how to plan and activate each month and inspire your
team to do the same.

Discover how to use social media to build a booming business.
Use video, testimonials, recipes and more to foster relationships
and encourage hosts and customers to reach out.

Boost Party Sales
Higher sales in the coming year? Yes, please. Learn how to
predictably increase customer orders. Host coach to greater
attendance. Leverage bundles to increase customer spend,
and inspire guests to book their own party or join your team.

The Business of Your Business
Work/life balance, making money, time management – learn
how to run your business like a business, and change your
financial future in the coming sales year.


Coming to conference? Wouldn't miss it for the world? Tell us why. Send your testimonial to fieldservices@dovechocolatediscoveries.com 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 O'Hare

9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 696-1234


Reserve Your Room →

$129/night + taxes

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


Self Parking: $12/day (thats half-price regular rate)


Full service, 24/7 FedEx Business Center on-site (with Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access)

Wi-Fi Internet access in all guest rooms

Complimentary 24-hour access to on-site gym

Fun, food and fancy stores located steps away from your hotel

Perks - On-site Starbuckscoffee/bagels/sandwiches/bakery


Follow the red shuttle signs at the airport to the designated pick up area at O'Hare bus/shuttle center Door #1. The shuttle will say Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Hyatt Regency picks up at Door 1 and runs roughly every 15 minutes.



Earn points in Sweet Shoppe and redeem them for registration &
hotel rooms (April 1 - June 30). Must register by May 31 to redeem
points toward conference rewards.

Registration Fees

Date Price
PLC Attendees ONLY Ends 2/13 $100.00
EXTRA Early Bird Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests)* Ends 2/13 $125.00
Early Bird Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests) 2/14 - 3/20 $150.00
Regular Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests) 3/21 - 5/31 $175.00
Late Registration (for Chocolatiers & Guests)  6/1 - 7/11 $200.00
Friday Dinner Guest $75.00

* New Chocolatiers who join on or after 2/14 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 7/11/15 at Midnight PDT. You don't want to miss this event!
  • Click here for Conference Terms and Conditions. Updated: January 2014


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., www.travelocity.com, www.cheaptickets.com, www.priceline.com and www.orbitz.com.
  • 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