LAC 2008 - General Information


Planning Your Evening and Local Visits
When planning your visit to the nation’s capital, it’s always best to plan ahead. Call the JW Marriott Concierge Desk at (202) 393-2000 for information on Washington, D.C.’s attractions. Interactive maps can be found at the Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation website.

Confirmations and Onsite Registration
All individuals registering for LAC 2008 before February 4, 2008, will be mailed a confirmation letter. Plan to pick up your final program, badge and other materials at the SNA Registration Desk in the hotel. Onsite registrations also will be accepted at the prevailing rates.

Continuing Education Units
Individuals who are SNA-certified are no longer required to fill out and submit a form to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for SNA's national meetings. To help you maintain your certification, SNA will update your certification record (pending paid registration and attendance at LAC 2008) with the pre-approved number of 12 CEUs; this includes general and breakout sessions. The 12 CEUs does not include the Pre-Conference sessions.

SNS Credentialing Exam

The School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Exam will be administered at LAC. Registration, approval and payment of fees must have been completed prior to LAC and cannot be made onsite. To register, contact Lisa Jones, member services processing specialist, at (800) 877-8822, ext. 148.
Fees: Members $120;
Non-members $210
Exam Date: Saturday, March 1, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2008.

Business attire is appropriate for LAC. Comfortable shoes are a must for your day on Capitol Hill, and cocktail attire is appropriate for Monday's LAC banquet. Washington weather at this time of year can be unpredictable, be sure to pack for possible chilly or rainy conditions. For current weather forecasts, check here.

SNA Legislative Issue Paper
SNA’s 2008 Legislative Issue Paper will be available in late January on SNA’s website and onsite at LAC. If you need a district or school profile sheet to complete and bring with you for your visits on the Hill, please call (800) 877-8822, and ask the SNA Service Center to fax one to you. District Profile sheets also will be available for download on the LAC website.

SNA Emporium
If you would like to purchase a memento from LAC 2008, the SNA Emporium will have a display and a limited amount of merchandise available for sale during LAC. From a selection of SNA apparel to the newly released 2008 edition of the Little Big Fact Book, be sure to stop by and check out the display. Visit for Congressional gift rules. For Emporium hours during LAC, see the conference agenda. If you have specific questions regarding Emporium merchandise, call SNA at (800) 877-8822.


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