The ANC “Top 10”


Start the countdown…we’re just over three months away from SNA’s 70th Annual National Conference (ANC), taking place July 10-13, in San Antonio, Texas. However, a closer deadline looms near—May 6 marks the closing date 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, check out the ANC “Top 10” list—in no particular order—why this conference shouldn’t be missed.

  • Education sessions. The centerpiece of the conference, more than 100 education sessions that focus on four key program areas—nutrition, operations, administration and communications & marketing—designed to assist you in meeting annual training hours for USDA Professional Standards. Don’t forget, eleven valuable pre-conference sessions will be held on Saturday, July 9 (additional registration required).
  • Keynote speakers. Don’t miss the inspirational, encouraging messages of the keynote speakers for ANC’s General Sessions: Olympic athletes Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Shannon Miller, Carla Hall (“The Chew”) and John Quiñones (“Primetime”).
  • SNA Red Carpet Awards Ceremony. Celebrate your peers on Sunday, July 10, at the annual awards ceremony. Honors are given to members at all levels, including state, regional and national award-winners.
  • Exhibit Hall. Attendees are continually amazed by the expansive Exhibit Hall. It features more than 850 booths from 300+ companies promoting the latest and greatest in products and services available to the school foodservice segment.
  • Wellness event. Have you been participating in SNA’s STEPS Challenge? At ANC 2016 celebrate all things healthy with a STEPS Challenge wellness event on Monday morning. Plus, while you’re visiting the Exhibit Hall, stop by the Wellness Village to recharge your mind and body.
  • Member Section Meetings. These gatherings targeted to specific member sections, offer valuable information that’s key to your position within school nutrition.
  • 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 your 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.
  • RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles. At the Final Event concert, step back in time to the Sixties and Seventies with a stunning musical experience that is the next best thing to the legendary foursome.
  • 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 are expected at ANC this year – shouldn’t you be one of them?

Visit to register today and take advantage of the best savings. The early bird rate expires May 6, 2016.

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