Confirmations and Onsite Registration
All individuals registering for LAC 2012 before February 17, 2012, 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.
For security purposes, each person must present identification in order to receive your registration packet and will not be allowed to pick-up another attendee's registration packet. In addition, please note badges must be worn during the conference hours for admittance to the pre-conference, breakout and general sessions, as well as social events. Anyone without an LAC 2012 badge will be asked to register for the conference. To reprint a lost badge, there will be a fee of $5.00. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Cancellations & Schedule Changes
Circumstances beyond SNA's control-weather, transportation difficulties or last-minute cancellations by program participants (speakers, presenters)-may necessitate changes in the scheduling or presentation of events and/or programs or even cancellation of a particular scheduled event or speaker. SNA cannot be responsible in any way to any conference attendee for any disappointment, inconvenience or "loss" caused by such an eventuality.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
To make it as easy as possible for you to maintain your Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for certification and SNS Credential renewal, SNA will update your CEU record with your paid registration and attendance at LAC 2012. You will see the number of CEUs earned on your online transcript, which can be viewed at any time on SNA's website, www.schoolnutrition.org, by logging into MySNA. The pre-approved number of 15 CEUs will be awarded for LAC 2012. This includes general and breakout sessions. The 15 CEUs does not include the Pre-Conference session.
Business attire is appropriate for LAC. You should bring appropriate professional attire and dressy, yet comfortable, shoes for your day on Capitol Hill and the LAC Banquet that follows. Cocktail attire is recommended for Monday's GCNF Gala. Washington weather at this time of year can be unpredictable, so be sure to pack for possible chilly or rainy conditions. For current weather forecasts, check www.washington.org.
SNA Legislative Issue Paper
SNA's 2012 Legislative Issue Paper will be available late January through the Legislative Action Center on SNA's website, as well as onsite at LAC. If you need a District or School Profile Sheet to complete and bring with you for your visits on Capitol Hill, download a copy here.
If you would like to purchase a memento from LAC 2012, the SNA Emporium will have a display and a limited amount of merchandise available for sale. Visit www.schoolnutrition.org for Congressional gift rules. For Emporium hours during LAC, see the conference agenda.
Attendance or participation in SNA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee for SNA's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes taken during the conference.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference herein or during the conference to any products, services or expressed ideas does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by SNA.
Antitrust Policy Statement
It is the policy of the SNA and it is the responsibility of every Association member and participating school food industry organization to comply in all respects with federal and state antitrust laws. No activity or discussion at any Association meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members that may violate or appear to violate the antitrust laws, including but not limited to raise, lower or stabilize prices; to regulate production; to allocate markets; to encourage boycotts; to foster unfair trade practices; to assist monopolization; or to in any way violate federal or state antitrust laws. Any questions regarding the meaning or applicability of this policy, as well as any concerns regarding activities or discussions at Association meetings, should be promptly brought to the attention of SNA.