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LDEI 2024 Annual Conference

October 17-20, 2024

We’re in the final stages of our countdown to Conference, and I couldnt be more eager to share with you the stunning, intriguing, and exciting program our Conference Cochairs Judith Baigent-King and Candy Lesher, along with the Phoenix chapter and a Dazzle of Dames from other chapters, have assembled for us. We can look forward to a Conference that will showcase the rich cultural diversity and regional specialties of the Sonoran Desert and provide a unique experience for us all.

The best way to start is by securing your spot in one of the pre-Conference tours or experiences. We have yoga, trail rides, a cooking class, historical sites, the Botanic Gardens and Heard Museum—or maybe youd like to try a hot-air balloon ascent. The post-Conference offerings are guaranteed to end your weekend perfectly.

Peruse the Conference brochure! Its power-packed with phenomenal offerings, beginning with our opening keynote speaker and two days of educational sessions and networking breaks. We have our always-inspiring Legacy Awards Luncheon and a kick-up-your-heels Country and Western Night with a chuckwagon dinner, music, and line dancing (bring your boots!). This year, well be celebrating our 2024 Grande Dame Carla Hall. I know youll want to join me in honoring her at the Saturday night Grande Dame dinner.

I look forward to the LDEI Conference every year. It is our time to learn, explore a new city, make new connections, forge meaningful friendships, and enjoy being Dames together.

It will be my pleasure and honor to preside over our Conference as president of Les Dames dEscoffier International, and Im looking forward to seeing you all in October.

As always,


Kathy Gold
LDEI President

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