The 2021 Foundation Reception

We are very excited for our Reception this year and are looking forward to seeing all of you (at least virtually).  Our Reception this year will be in three parts:

1. A Virtual Reception Saturday June 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific until ???        

We will be holding a grand get together via the Magic of Zoom where we will be able to catch up with old friends, students, colleagues, and potentially their pets.  We will have breakout rooms available and a main gathering space.  We have coordinated it all for you, all you have to do is show up!

2. A Virtual Mixology Class Saturday June 12, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes) 

We know that one of the best things to do is to share a drink with your friends and colleagues at the Conference.  We wanted to make sure that at our Reception you will have access to professionally created libations.  Since we can’t bring you to the bartender, we are going to bring the bartender to you!  We will have a professional bartender teach you how to make three (3) drinks (one of which will be nonalcoholic).  We will send you a list of ingredients to have on hand ahead of time.  Don’t miss out!

3. Escape Room Challenge (Date and Time TBD by the Teams, but prior to the Reception)

We have worked with a company to create an Escape Room experience that minimizes the virtual feel.  Each Escape Room is an actual room where you and your Team navigate a real live person (a Game Guide) in the room using only the power of your voice! Amazing!  Get your Team together and figure out when is a good time to make your run. 


Fastest time out wins bragging rights for another year!  If you do not have a Team, let us know as we are assembling teams of the unattached.  In prior years, these constructed Teams have reported having the best time…Please note that owing to the setup, Team size is limited to 8 persons.  If you have created a Team, please email so we know the existence of your Team…

We will also be encouraging people to help their teams out by donating to their cause…for every dollar you donate, we will take 1 minute off your favorite Team’s score.  Donate early and often, scores less than 0 minutes are allowed!

Students, you most welcome to attend the Reception portion of the event FREE OF CHARGE!  Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide the Mixology class or Escape Room gratis this year.  However, we are encouraging people as with prior years to sponsor a deserving student!