ANC 2019 Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 30, 2018

SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), July 14-16, 2019 in St. Louis, Mo., provides a unique learning experience for school nutrition professionals.  

ANC 2019 Call for Proposals
Important Documents

 

ANC is the premier annual event for school nutrition and the educational sessions are on the cutting edge of the field. From the nuts and bolts to the latest hot topics, ANC offers attendees a range of educational sessions to fit their professional needs.

To ensure high quality presentations, volunteer committees representing SNA’s various member segments, in addition to a panel of School Nutrition experts, develop and identify timely topics based on the training needs of SNA members and emerging trends in school nutrition.

To guarantee conference program content that is relevant and targets the attendees’ needs, the  volunteer committees and subject matter experts review and rate all proposals. SNA may supplement programming by inviting speakers to address specific topics as identified.

New Formats and Call for Proposals System for 2019

SNA is introducing a new, more user-friendly, call for proposals system for 2019. To make sure you have the information you need to utilize the new system and submit your proposal, please register for our upcoming webinar:

2019 Call for Proposals Webinar
Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00 pm EDT

In addition to SNA’s standard education formats, this year we’re also offering new education formats to include 30-minute ideas@work and 2-hour express preconference sessions.


Interested in Submitting a Proposal? What You Need to Know:

Proposals can only be accepted in the following formats.  

ANC 2018 Call for Proposals

Education Sessions: 60-minute session running concurrently. A blend of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction.

Requirements:  

  • Please include practical ideas and takeaways so that participants can implement the ideas in their districts.
  • Include a brief question and answer within the 60-minute presentation.
  • Maximum of 3 speakers/panelists per session.
  • Sessions are set theater style and typically accommodate 150-600 attendees per session.
 

ANC 2018 Call for Proposals

30-minute Ideas@Work Session (New for 2019): 30-minute sharing of ideas on a specific topic.
These are fast-pace sessions focused on singular innovations, intended to inspire innovation through peer-to-peer learning and engagement. SNA will provide a template and speakers should be ready to walk through an innovation, from concept to implementation.

     Requirements:  

  • Please include practical ideas and takeaways so that participants can implement the ideas in their districts.
  • Please provide examples of what templates will be shared in the presentation.
  • Maximum of 1 speaker per session.
  • Allow about 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Sessions are set theater style and typically accommodate 150-600 attendees per session.
 

ANC 2018 Call for Proposals

Pre-Conference Workshops:  

8-Hour or 4-Hour Pre-Conference Workshops: Designed as in-depth interactive, highly collaborative training programs.

     Requirements  

  • Attendees expect to actively participate in group exercises with hands-on learning. experience with those desirable takeaways.
  • Maximum of 3 speakers/panelists per session.
  • Sessions are set in round tables and typically accommodate 35-50 attendees per session
 

           2-hour “Express” Pre-Conference Workshops (New for 2019)
           To allow for deeper dives on specific topics.

     Requirements  

  • Discussion based. The session is led by a facilitator and NO POWERPOINT slides may be used.
  • Attendees expect to actively participate in group exercises with hands-on learning.
  • Attendees can be encouraged to bring their own devices. Please indicate if this component is critical to the session.
  • 1-2 facilitators per session.
  • Sessions are set in round tables and typically accommodate 35-50 attendees per session
 

ANC 2018 Call for Proposals  

Best Practices Poster Poster display that focuses on a successful practice or initiative that has recently been implemented related to school nutrition. Poster displays are part of the School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase at ANC.

ANC 2018 Call for Proposals  

Research Poster Poster display that shares findings from recent research on child and school nutrition. Poster displays are part of the School Nutrition Research & Best Practices Showcase at ANC.

*Please note: Pre-Conference, Education, and Ideas@work sessions are NOT to be used as a sales or promotional platform for any speaker’s company, products, or services. SNA reserves the right to halt speakers from this practice if the situation arises during their presentation.  


Speaker Information

  • Speakers agree to be available on any day which SNA assigns the session.

  • Speakers do not need to be SNA members; however, if a proposal is accepted ALL speakers must register as conference attendees.
    • If the speaker plans to attend the conference only on the day of their presentation, they will be given complimentary registration only for the day of the presentation. Complimentary registration is non-transferable.
    • If the proposal is accepted and speakers plan to attend the full conference, they will receive the early bird price for their registration as well as early access to registration and housing.
    • SNA does not provide speaker fees or travel expense reimbursement for pre-conference session and education session speakers.
    • SNA may provide honorarium for specific *approved* non-governmental agency pre-conference session speakers. The honorarium for the pre-conference session speaker is based on the number of hours for the session. See speaker guidelines for more information.
    • Speakers are expected to make their own travel arrangements unless otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing.
     

    *Experience has proven that participation in SNA’s ANC programming has often provided exposure for speakers garnishing future speaking engagements; particularly with SNA state associations.

  • Exhibitors who are also speakers should note that while SNA will make every effort not to schedule your session during Directors-Only exhibit hours, due to the evolving nature of the schedule, we cannot guarantee that your session will not be scheduled during these hours. Product promotion is strictly prohibited from education sessions.

The Submission Process

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 pm ET on September 30, 2018, to be considered.

The individual submitting the proposal is considered the primary contact. *The primary contact must provide contact information for ALL speakers, including name, address, phone number and email address. The primary contact will be notified of the committee’s decision by December 3, 2018. 

If approved, all speakers must comply with SNA’s speaker agreement. View the ANC 2019 Speaker Agreement Form.

Submission Timeline

July 2, 2018   ANC 2019 Online Call for Proposals Open
September 30, 2018 ANC 2019 Online Call for Proposals Closes
at 11:59 pm ET 
December 3, 2018   Proposal submitters notified of program status: accepted, pending or declined
December 10, 2018   Completed and signed speaker packets are due.
*Note that access to early registration is contingent upon receipt of this packet.*
February 11, 2019   The session speakers will be notified of the session date and time
March 4, 2019   Speaker registration forms are due
April 2019 Webinar specifically for speakers (exact date TBA)
June 10, 2019   Session PowerPoint presentations due
July 14-16, 2019   SNA’s 2019 Annual National Conference (ANC) in St. Louis

Helpful Hints Before You Begin
Proposals should focus on one of the following key areas: 

  1. Nutrition
  2. Operations
  3. Administration   
  4. Communications & Marketing
 

Also, please note that once you submit you can return to your submission to make any edits until September 30, 2018. Be prepared prior to log in with your session title, your description, and an overall idea of what you would like the presentation to contain. Before submitting your proposal, download the ANC 2019 Call for Proposals Submission Guide (coming soon!) and participate in the webinar about the new call for proposals system.  


SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL  

IMPORTANT:  Please note that special consideration will be given to topics that align with SNA’s 2018-19 Strategic Focus. It is strongly encouraged that proposal submitters review the list and consider the topics listed prior to starting the application. View the ANC 2019 Preferred Topics List.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to complete all of the required fields within the application. In the event that you miss a required field, you will see an error message (in red) below the submit button. All required fields must be completed in order for you to receive an email confirmation from SNA and to print a copy of your submission.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Proposal application process, please feel free to email your questions to SNA’s Education Center at education@schoolnutrition.org

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