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COGEL Dine-Arounds

The popular COGEL Dine-Arounds are a must-do component of the COGEL conference!

A COGEL Dine-Around offers a unique opportunity to network with fellow conference attendees and discuss the professional topics of your choosing, all while getting to experience the local cuisine at nearby restaurants.

Take advantage of the COGEL Dine-Arounds to connect with others, develop new relationships, delve deeper into the COGEL disciplines, and gain new experiences in an amazing city.

Get a taste of Philadelphia’s award-winning restaurant scene by signing-up for a COGEL Dine-Around (there’s way more than just cheesesteaks in Philly!). Find an energetic mix of both traditional and trendy cuisines around every corner. Philly is a thriving hub for foodies, and its cutting-edge flavors are the perfect pairing with your lunch or dinner conversation!

What is a COGEL Dine-Around?

Dine-Arounds offer conference participants an opportunity to dine informally with peers and have small-group conversations about topics that interest you. Dine-Arounds will be held at nearby restaurants; most are within walking distance from the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

How many people attend a COGEL Dine-Around?

In order to provide optimal opportunities for networking, stimulating conversation, and peer learning, each Dine-Around is limited to 8 people.

How do we pay for COGEL Dine-Arounds?

Dine-Arounds are Dutch-treat; each diner is responsible for his or her own check.  We have arranged for separate checks with each restaurant for your convenience.

Are COGEL Dine-Arounds at expensive restaurants?

We have carefully planned the Dine-Arounds to fit within your organization’s budget. We will have low- and mid-range cost options, as well as opportunities to experience the upscale cuisine of some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants.

Who is organizing the COGEL Dine-Arounds?

Leaders within COGEL have graciously agreed to serve as coordinators for the Dine-Arounds. The COGEL Program Committee has already selected the restaurants, recruited the coordinators, and made the reservations. It couldn’t be easier for you; all you have to do is sign-up and show up!

When and where will COGEL Dine-Arounds take place?

Lunch Dine-Arounds will be offered on Tuesday, December 11th, and Wednesday, December 12th. Dinner Dine-Arounds will be offered on Sunday, December 9th, and Monday, December 10th.

How do I select and RSVP for a COGEL Dine-Around?

Sign-up sheets will be available at the registration desk. You will want to sign-up early, as the Dine-Arounds will be limited to 8 people per restaurant. You can select whichever Dine-Around you desire.

What if I have other questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact the COGEL 2018 Conference Co-Chairs: Wesley Bizzell or Susan Willeke.

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