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ANC 2011 Countdown: Five Days to Go! Are You Ready?

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ANC 2011 in “Music City, USA” is just days away! Are you one of the thousands of school nutrition professionals ready to immerse themselves in four invigorating days of education and excitement? In order to make the most of your ANC experience, here are some last-minute reminders to keep in mind as you make your way to Nashville.

If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late! To register onsite, look for signs in the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center that pointing you toward Registration. Already registered? This is also the place to go to pick up your badge and official ANC Program Guide. Please note the following registration policies:

- You MUST present government issued identification in order to receive your registration  packet.
- Check your badge and ticket information to make sure it is correct BEFORE leaving Registration.
- Attendees MUST pick up their own packets. You will NOT be allowed to pick up another attendee’s registration packet.
- Badges MUST be worn at all times during the conference. There will be a fee of $5.00 to reprint a lost badge.
- Tickets to ANC events, including the Final Event, will NOT be reprinted, no exceptions.

Transportation to/from Airport
The Gaylord Opryland and the Radisson both offer daily shuttle service to and from the airport. To book your shuttle, click here. If you are staying at one of the other ANC hotels, various taxi and transportation services are readily available from the airport. Click here to learn more about these services.

Transportation during Conference
The Radisson is just a short walk from the Gaylord Opryland. For those who prefer to ride, a hotel shuttle runs regularly between the Radisson and the Gaylord. For those staying at the Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and the Sheraton Hotel, complimentary shuttle transportation will run regularly to and from the Gaylord Opryland throughout the conference.

ANC Flash Mob
Don’t forget to join your peers and take part in the ANC Flash Mob Dance, where you’ll be able to show off your moves to Alan Jackson’s hit song, “Good Time.” The Flash Mob will take place twice during the conference—Monday, July 11, 1:45–2:00 pm in the Presidential Foyer, and Wednesday, July 13, 11:45 am–12:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall. Still need help getting the moves down? You can watch the tutorial video and learn the steps by clicking here. You can also watch the SNA staff practicing their moves to “Good Time” by clicking here.

Education Sessions
Need handouts for specific education sessions you plan to attend? They are now available for download here. These handouts also will be available online after ANC, therefore we encourage you to pack light and print the ones you need when you return home. Printing stations will not be available during ANC.

Exhibit Hall
Plan your Exhibit Hall strategy in advance! To decide what companies you want to see, take advantage of the online listing or check the listing in the ANC Program Guide when you arrive.

Final Event
And last but certainly not least, be sure to join your peers for the Final Event concert featuring country superstar Alan Jackson on Wednesday evening, July 13th! Shuttle service from the Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Sheraton Hotel to the Grand Ole Opry will begin at 7:15 pm. The Grand Ole Opry is just a short walk for those staying at the Gaylord Opryland and Radisson, however shuttles will be available at 7:15 pm for those who prefer to ride. Service from the Grand Ole Opry back to the hotels will run continuously.

Are you ready to make your way to Nashville?


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