Top 10 Reasons to Attend ANC 2013

April 3, 2013 – Let the countdown begin! We’re just over three months away from SNA’s 67th Annual National Conference (ANC), taking place in the heart of the nation: Kansas City, Missouri. However, a closer deadline looms near — May 10th marks the deadline for early-bird registration, a discounted price to attend the conference. If you’ve attended ANC in the past, you probably don’t need any more convincing — you’ve already registered. If you’re still on the fence, take a look at these 10 reasons — in no particular order — why ANC 2013 shouldn’t be missed.

  • Education sessions. The centerpiece of the conference, the nearly 90 education session focus on four key program areas – operations, nutrition, administration and communications & marketing – meaning that there’s opportunities for professional development for everyone. Don’t forget – seven valuable pre-conference sessions will be held on Saturday, July 13 (additional registration required).
  • Wellness events. Have you been following SNA’s STEPS Challenge? ANC 2013 kicks off year two with a Tuesday morning wellness event and celebration of all things healthy. Stop by Wellness Village, too, to relax and recharge your mind and body.
  • Culinary Demonstrations. Join culinary professionals for a tutorial on how to prepare and present delicious recipes, utilizing fresh culinary techniques and innovative ideas to energize a school nutrition operation.
  • SNA Emporium. Have you had your eye on an SNA T-shirt or tote bag? Here’s your chance to stock up on goodies displaying your pride for your profession.
  • Keynote speakers. Don’t miss the inspirational, encouraging messages of Al Roker (Today Show), Lisa Ling (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline) and Jarrett J. Krosockza (creator of the “Lunch Lady” series), the keynote speakers for ANC’s general sessions.
  • Exhibit Hall. Attendees go crazy for the Exhibit Hall, which features more than 700 booths from 300 companies promoting the latest and greatest in products and services available to the school nutrition industry.
  • Darius Rucker concert. It’s a final event like no other – country-rock star Darius Rucker (former frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish) takes the stage to serenade the crowd with his hits, such as “History in the Making,” “Alright,” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”
  • Member Section Meetings. These gatherings targeted to specific member sections, offering valuable information that’s key to your position within the school nutrition industry.
  • SNA Awards. Come celebrate your peers on Sunday, July 14, at the annual SNA Awards. Honors are given to members at all levels, including state, regional and national award-winners.
  • The overall experience. For four days, take advantage of the collective knowledge, expertise and passion of the Association’s members, coming together for a common purpose. More than 5,000 school nutrition professionals and industry partners attend ANC year – this year, shouldn’t you be one of them?

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