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COGEL 2017 is excited to announce the return of the “COGEL Dine-Around”! 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 and allow yourself to connect with others, develop new relationships, delve deeper into the COGEL disciplines, and gain new experiences in an amazing city.

Explore the diversity of the Toronto restaurant scene, which features a wide array of culinary delights from across the city’s many different ethnic communities. Whatever your lunch or dinner craving may be, you’re sure to find something to enjoy among the selection of Dine-Arounds!

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 Sheraton Centre Hotel.

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 Toronto’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 5th and Wednesday, December 6th. Dinner Dine-Arounds will be offered on Sunday, December 3rd, and Monday, December 4th.

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 2017 Conference Co-Chairs: Melanie Martin-Griem or Wesley Bizzell.
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