Taking advantage of the beautiful Rockefeller Complex Oval Garden at the Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, the IFEA Foundation 'Garden Party' & Live Auction event promises a memorable evening for everyone. Plan now to don your favorite fun and casual garden party attire (Note: It may cool down a little bit after the sun goes down.), pass through the opulent Rockefeller House, and join your friends and professional peers from around the globe for our ‘Opening Reception’ in the beautiful Oval Garden, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail and the music and talents of BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove, before sitting down for a relaxing, interactive dinner in the sweeping Oval Garden. This special evening will be interspersed with live bidding on a selected menu of once-in-a-lifetime experience packages, helping us to reach our annual goal of exceeding the previous year’s success. Adding a special element to this memorable evening, we invite everyone to help us in paying a special tribute to Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO Mike Berry, CFEE, as we mark his retirement after 33 years leading one of our industry’s most successful organizations. Mike has been a champion of the IFEA and our global industry for decades and this will be the perfect time for old friends and new to thank him for his friendship, leadership and the professional example that he has set for us all over the last three-plus decades. Best of all, the IFEA Foundation ‘Garden Party’ is included at no extra charge as part of your convention registration! So plan to be there for this special and memorable evening and help us reach our fund-raising goals!