Early Bird Deadline Approaching for SNA’s 40th LAC!

January 13, 2012 – Hurry! The Early Bird registration deadline for SNA’s 2012 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) is fast approaching! Register by January 20th and you will save $50 off the regular registration fees. LAC will take place at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., March 4-7, 2012. To register, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/lac.

Although the LAC room block is sold out at the JW Marriott, we are currently working with the hotel to see if more rooms can be added. We are also researching for an overflow hotel. In the meantime, we are compiling a waiting list for those in need of rooms and contacting those guests that have multiple reservations with hopes that more rooms will become available.

To assist in securing appropriate hotel accommodations for your visit to Washington, please forward the following information to SNA’s Meetings Center at meetings@schoolnutrition.org: first and last name, arrival and departure dates, as well as bedding preference (i.e. single/double).

At LAC 2012, you will gain firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of the democratic process, as you learn about the legislative and regulatory issues facing school nutrition programs. You also will have the chance to visit Capitol Hill, where you can let the elected lawmakers of the U.S. Congress know your priorities as a child nutrition expert. Plus, you will hear valuable updates from representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as political insights from keynote speaker Charlie Cook, one of Washington’s most highly respected political analysts and commentators.

Highlights of this year’s LAC will include:

  • A political insider’s look at the 2012 General Election, key races and potential changes in the political landscape.
  • Presentations from several top leaders in Congress, USDA and allied organizations, all of whom will address major issues facing the school nutrition arena.
  • A dynamic pre-conference session that will provide an overview of Federal requirements, policies and regulations relating to procurement in school nutrition programs.
  • A special performance at the LAC Annual Banquet by the Capitol Steps, the political satire troupe of Capitol Hill staffers-turned-songwriters.
  • The opportunity to meet old and new friends during the Global Child Nutrition Foundation’s A Possible Dream Gala.

Make plans today to join us in our nation’s capital for four inspiring days as we walk the halls of Congress, network with colleagues and discuss the state of our programs! To learn more about LAC 2012, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/lac. The special Early Bird registration rate deadline is January 20, 2012, so don’t delay—register today!

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