Special Events

Havana Nights

Thursday, April 23 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kick off Sense of Home with a taste of culture. Sip a cool drink while you catch up with your fellow AHAM members at our Cuban-themed get-together. We’ll bring the drinks and hors d’oeuvres, you bring the conversation.

Bass Fishing

Friday, April 24 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Whether you hook the big one or just miss the one that got away, you’re sure to come back with a story. The Ritz Carlton has stocked its waters with largemouth bass ready to put up a fight. The resort will provide everything you need—spinning tackle and fly rods, lures and flies. All you have to do is show up and cast!

Hit the Links

Friday, April 24 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A world-class golf course is right outside your door at Sense of Home. Start your day with a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course designed by golf legend Greg Norman. Players of all levels are invited to test their skills on the course, known for its natural beauty, wide fairways and strategically placed hazards.

Keynote: Designing for Enjoyment in the Home

Friday, April 24 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

What do you look for in a cooking experience? The reasons behind your answer may go beyond personal preference. Our keynote speaker, Beth Altringer, Ph.D, of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, leads cutting-edge research aimed at making it easier for people to decide what they enjoy. Don’t miss her thought-provoking perspectives on kitchens, cooking, technology and flavor, backed by millions of food and cooking-related data points.

The Future of Plastics

Friday, April 24 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Plastics and recycling policy is certain to be a hot topic of discussion in this election year. This expert panel will consider the future of plastics from multiple perspectives, including innovations in material science that may foster circular use, the future of the plastics supply chain, and government policy.

Dinner in Margaritaville

Friday, April 24 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Close out the day (or kick off your night) with a frosty margarita and dinner under the setting Florida sun. There will be plenty to talk about as you kick back after a full day of sessions at Sense of Home.

Tech at the Top

Saturday, April 25 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Technology advances are changing the appliance manufacturing and marketing landscape. The effect of technology-driven changes will be felt across the industry, affecting products, the customer experience, and the appliance supply chain. Hear the perspective of senior technology leaders from AHAM member companies on how connectivity, robotics, design and manufacturing techniques and other innovations will help shape the home environment in the future.