Convention Info 2021

2021 Annual Convention and Trade Show – September 12th – September 15th, 2021

Join us at our Annual Convention and Trade Show at The Omni Nashville Hotel!

 

The DFA Convention and Trade Show is an opportunity to interact with fellow franchisees, suppliers and Denny’s corporate leadership as we work together to build the brand! While we have dedicated sessions for information and interaction along with an outstanding vendor trade show, our conventions are not all business.

 

It is because of the generosity of DFA Sponsors that the DFA is able to host its Annual Convention and Trade Show.

Registration Opens May 15th

Registration Information

Click here to register for the Convention
A $100 registration fee applies to each franchisee attendee. All attendees must be registered separately.

 

Click here to reserve your Trade Show Booth package
Reserving your booth package does not register you for the Convention (see above).

 

For any changes to your Convention Registration, please e-mail us at info@dennys.org.

In Person in Nashville, Tennessee!

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Please be aware that after FRIDAY AUGUST 13th – room availability and DFA discounted rates are not guaranteed.

Any changes to your hotel reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Upon completion of your Convention & Trade Show registration and Hotel reservation, you will receive your reservation confirmation by e-mail.  Please refer to your hotel reservation and confirmation for deposit and cancellation policies.

Please note that if you do not stay at the host hotel you will be charged a fee of $500. The DFA does commit to a room block for each event and if the room block is not met the DFA has to cover the commitment.

Our Members

Franchisee members receive an exclusive invitation for $100 per person. Each attendee must register.

In order to attend the Convention and Trade Show your 2021 DFA Franchisee Membership dues must be PAID BY JULY 31st. Dues paid after July 31st will incur a $500 registration fee per person.

 

For more information, or to pay your DFA membership dues, please contact the DFA management office at info@dennys.org or (888) 433-6697

Trade Show Exhibitor’s Kit – Please email the DFA at info@dennys.org

Exhibitor Kit – contact the DFA

Click HERE to reserve your Trade Show Booth today!

Event Snapshot – AGENDA DETAILS COMING SOON!

Sunday, September 12th

Event Check-in – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Welcome Reception – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 13th

Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

 

Event Check-in – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

General Session & Breakouts – 8:30 AM

 

Lunch

 

Plated Dinner  & Entertainment – 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Tuesday, September 14th

Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

 

Event Check-in – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

General Session & Breakouts – 8:30 AM

 

Lunch

 

Reception – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 15th

Event Check-in

 

Franchisee Only Session

 

Trade Show – 10:30 AM – Doors (10:00 AM for Exhibitors) – 2:30 PM
Grand Prize Drawings to follow

 

Lunch

 

Dinner & Entertainment – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Event schedule is subject to change. Additional details will be added, be sure to review site periodically.

Guest Speaker

Inky Johnson

WHO IS INKY?

September 9, 2006. It started as a normal college football game in Neyland Stadium. If anything, the event was an afterthought, dropped into the schedule at the last minute.

For Inky Johnson, though, the game changed everything. A routine tackle turned into a life-threatening injury, and nothing has been normal for Inky ever since. Not with a paralyzed right arm. Not with daily pain. Not with constant physical challenges.

His dream had always been to play professional sports. You might think his injury would have destroyed his motivation and crushed his spirit. But that’s only because you don’t know Inky.

Who is Inquoris “Inky” Johnson? He could be described as the survivor of an underprivileged past. He could be described as a refugee of poverty and violence. He could be described as a success story stained by tragedy. But if you look deeper, you’ll discover something else.

You’ll see a man who looks in the face of defeat and says, “Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?” You’ll see a man gripped by the promise that God has purposes and plans far beyond our own. And you’ll be inspired by his relentless determination, which he loves to impart to others through his dramatic story.

Inky has a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Tennessee. He devotes much of his time to mentoring athletes and underprivileged youth. He and his amazing wife Allison live in Atlanta, Georgia with their beautiful children, Jada and Inky Jr.

MOTIVATION OR INSPIRATION?

“Motivation” is often nothing more than forcing people to do something they don’t really want to do. In contrast, inspiration affects people from within, giving them the ability to accomplish what would otherwise be impossible. Through his walk and his talk, Inky embodies and imparts a truly inspirational message.

Not that Inky’s injury turned him into an inspiration. It just showed the world the inspirational life he’s been living all along. Executives, sports teams, church members, and young people all benefit from the raw energy of his charismatic speaking. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork, or perseverance, Inky inspires his audiences to embrace the challenges of life.

Sponsorship Opportunities

TITLE (includes diamond – bronze benefits)

10 Free Convention Registrations (includes free meeting meals) Complimentary Full Page Ad in DFA Directory and Buyer’s Guide Trade Show Stage Signage Logo Placement & Recognition in General Session General Session Program Time

DIAMOND $50,000 (includes platinum – bronze benefits)

8 Free Convention Registrations (includes free meeting meals) Complimentary Full Page Ad in DFA Directory and Buyer’s Guide Acknowledgement / logo on DFA media (Newsletter, Directory & Website) Complimentary Full Page Cover Ad in Convention Program

PLATINUM $40,000 (includes gold – bronze benefits)

6 Free Convention Registrations (includes all meeting meals) Complimentary Full Page Ad in Convention Program Select Booth Location on Trade Show Floor Special Credential Check-in During Convention

GOLD $30,000 (includes silver – bronze benefits)

One Additional Booth Space added to Complimentary Booth Space 4 Free Convention Registrations (includes all meeting meals) Logo on Convention Mailings (2 mailings to complete membership) Opportunity to sponsor Convention Evening or Major Event DFA Membership included (Allied Partner category) $2,300 value

SILVER $20,000 (includes bronze benefits)

Sponsor-Level Trade Show Booth Signage Reserve Seating Awards Function Sponsor Premium Location at Trade Show Invitation to DFA Board of Directors Convention Social Event

BRONZE $15,000

Special individual recognition on general session screens Opportunity to Sponsor a General Session Break Complimentary Hole Sponsorship at DFA Golf Tournament 1 Booth Package (include 3 free badge registrations) Appreciation Letter with Photo of Company with DFA Board Member Convention Signage and Program Recognition Complimentary Trade Show Stamp Card Recognition DFA Website and E-Mail Communications Recognition Special Name Badge Recognition during Convention Convention Welcome Bag Insert Privilege

Our Sponsors