Tentative schedule. Subject to change.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Elk’s Lodge
Pre-Conference – See Pre Conference Activities Tab to the left.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Opening Session – Martha Foose (Author of A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home.)
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Bloody Mary Break – Sponsored by Advance Travel & Media
2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Media Speed Dating
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception at Tallahatchie Flats (Entertainment by Little Willie Farmer) Sponsored by Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dine around in the Delta
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Delta Social – Lobby Lounge – Alluvian Hotel
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Alluvian Hotel
8:30am – 9:45am General Session – Dustin Growick Museum Hack – Audience Development initiatives and Team Lead for Science
9:45am – 10:15am Annual Meeting
10:15am – 10:45am MDA Update – Pamela Weaver Sponsored by Visit Mississippi
10:45am – 12:00pm General Session/Keynote Speaker Bill Geist – Chief Instigator at DMOproz Sponsored by Visit Hattiesburg & Visit MS Gulf Coast
Monday, March 6
Hands-on Help Class 6-9 p.m.
$89 person Hands-On
Min 6/Max 14
Crafty cook Minny Jackson from Kathryn Stockett’s The Help has a culinary cure for the blues. “Frying chicken always makes me feel a little better about life.” If you left the movie itchin’ to rustle up a fresh batch of crispy fried chicken and other soulful southern specialties, then we have just the class for you. Learn to make finger-lickin’ fried chicken, feather-light biscuits, creamy mac n’ cheese and cornbread with silky greens in our fun new workshop featuring craveable culinary delights from The Deep South. We’ll end our scrumptious Southern spread with Minny’s famous Chocolate Pie, so y’all make sure you save room for dessert!
SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Marinating, seasoning, breading and frying chicken; testing chicken for doneness; making a homemade cheese sauce; sauteing aromatics; braising and seasoning greens; cutting fat into flour; making melt-in-your mouth biscuits using a special technique; making iron-skillet cornbread.
- Southern Fried Chicken
- Homemade Mac n’ Cheese
- Slow-Cooked Southern Greens
- Skillet Cornbread
- Shirley’s Feather-Light Biscuits
- Sample Recipe: Deviled Eggs
- Sample Recipe: Sweet Tea
- Sample Recipe: Minny’s Chocolate Pie
- Bonus Recipe: Flaky Butter Pie Dough
- Bonus Recipe: Vanilla Butter Cake with Never Fail Creamy Caramel Icing
The Help/Robert Johnson Grave Tour – 10:30-11:30 Free
Historic Downtown Walking Tour – 10:30-11:30 Free
Guided Tour of the Museum of the Mississippi Delta –
Cooking Class Options for Tuesday:
Mini Demo at the Viking Cooking School – 10:30 a.m. -12
Minimum 10, Max 44
Delta Luncheon $40/person
Mixed greens with Comeback Dressing
Mini Phyllo Chess Tartlets
Southern Specialties Based on the Hit Movie “The Help”
Min 6/Max 14
9 a.m. -12
Southern Fried Chicken
Homemade Mac n’ Cheese
Slow-Cooked Southern Greens
Shirley’s Feather-Light Biscuits
Vanilla Butter Cake with Never Fail Creamy Caramel Icing
Minny’s Chocolate Pie
Alluvian Spa Packages
The Alluvian Spa invites you to enjoy a 50 minute Alluvian Custom Massage or a 50 minute Deep South Cleanse Facial for $99! (Regular price $135)
Also take 20% off of all Manicures and Pedicures during your stay.
To book, contact Kelly Castle at kcastle@AlluvianSpa.com or 662-451-6703 and mention MTA Spring Conference.