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Legislative Action Conference 2009

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Early bird registration deadline: January 23, 2009

Note: Due to legislative scheduling conflicts, all sessions and speakers are subject to change. Visit SNA for the most current conference information.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

8:00 am–5:00 pm Registration & Emporium
8:00 am–12:00 pm SNS Credentialing Exam
8:00 am–12:00 pm Pre-conference Session
1:00 pm–4:00 pm Pre-conference Session

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

8:00 am–5:00 pm Registration & Emporium
8:00 am–5:00 pm SNA PAC Booth
8:30 am–9:30 am Regional Legislative Team Meetings
9:45 am–10:45 am Breakout Sessions
- State Agency Section
- Capitol Hill 101
- SNA Tools You Can Use
- First-Timers Session/Maximizing Hill Visits
11:00 am–12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
- State Agency Section
- Industry Section
- Capitol Hill 101
- SNA Tools You Can Use
- Building Effective Grassroots Advocacy
12:15 pm–1:45 pm Keynote Luncheon – Ronald Brownstein
2:15 pm–3:45 pm 1st General Session: Association Highlights; SNA PAC; and SNA’s 2009 Legislative Issue Paper
4:00 pm–5:15 pm State Presidents and Presidents-elect Meeting
4:00 pm–5:15 pm State Legislative Chairs Meeting

MONDAY, MARCH 2

8:00 am–5:00 pm  Registration & Emporium
8:00 am–5:00 pm SNA PAC Booth
8:30 am–10:00 am 2nd General Session: The Federal Budget and its Effect on Child Nutrition Programs
10:30 am–12:00 pm 3rd General Session: Changing the Incentives of Daycare Snacks and Meals; USDA Update
12:00 pm–2:00 pm Lunch on your own
2:00 pm–4:30 pm 4th General Session: The Politics of National Nutrition Standards and the Relationship to CN Reauthorization; Charge to the Hill
4:30 pm–5:30 pm  State Groups, Capitol Hill Prep Meetings
6:30 pm–7:00 pm SNA PAC Statesman Reception (invitation only)
6:30 pm–7:00 pm Annual Banquet Reception
7:00 pm–10:00 pm LAC Annual Banquet
Carl D. Perkins Memorial Lecture

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

8:00 am–5:00 pm Hill Visits
7:00 pm–10:00 pm GCNF Benefit Gala

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

7:30 am–10:00 am  Registration
7:30 am–9:30 am  Breakfast and Closing General Session: Hill Revisit Recap and Review of IOM Activities on NSLP/SBP Meal Patterns
10:30 am–12:00 pm  Hearing on Capitol Hill