The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) is extending the early-registration pricing for its 2009 Annual Leadership Development Conference through the start of the event.

The conference, which will celebrate the organization’s 20 years of elevating women leaders, will be held March 15–18, 2009 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

WFF hopes extending the reduced rate will make it possible for even more industry professionals to benefit from the programming and information sharing offered at its annual leadership development conference allowing them to better build their careers and more effectively lead their organizations,”said Linda Pharr, chair, Women’s Foodservice Forum.

At the conference, WFF is offering more than 50 unique educational sessions designed to help attendees elevate gain skills necessary to lead their companies through these tough times. In addition, keynote speakers Robin Roberts, co-anchor, ABC News’ Good Morning America; Julia Stewart, CEO/Chair of DineEquity, Inc.; and Tim Sanders, former leadership coach at Yahoo! will engage and inspire the 2009 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference attendees.

Online registration for the conference closes February 27. Registration and information, including special one-day rates, can be found by visiting