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Guests and spouses who are not in financial services or banking-related occupations are eligible for this special program, as well as entry into all receptions. Guests and spouses can be added for an additional fee when you register for the Annual Convention.

2021 Program: Monday, October 18, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Chocolate and Wine Pairing with The Chocolate Therapist

Enjoy two different international wines paired with four handcrafted, all-natural chocolates made specially to pair with wine. Learn how chocolate is made from bean to bar, how to taste chocolate properly and how to pair chocolate with your favorite wines. Host Julie Nygard owns The Chocolate Therapist, a chocolate company in Littleton, Colorado. She has also written numerous books about chocolate and has given a TEDx presentation on the health benefits of chocolate.

  • Julie Nygard, Founder, The Chocolate Therapist

Soul Medicine

Life is too short not to laugh, and laughter is a medicine for our soul. Now that we have progressed through this pandemic, we could all use a strong dose of laughter. Come chortle it up, and learn how laughter can transform your life.

  • Adessa Barker, Certified Wellness Practitioner, The Barker Collective, LLC

For more information about the Annual Convention Guest Program, contact ABA’s Director of Executive Education and CEO Programs Traci Leiva.

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Get updates on the Annual Convention as we develop this year's program. Contact Traci Leiva if you have any questions.