ANC 2022 Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for ANC 2022 Opens August 23, 2021

ANC-2022-save-the-date Envision yourself speaking at the premiere event in school nutrition!

We hope you can…because SNA’s Annual National Conference (SNA) is the can’t miss conference for K-12 school foodservice professionals—and we are looking for your expertise. “Powered by imagination” is the #ANC22 theme, and its focus is how new ideas and creativity will best equip attendees to reimagine their school nutrition operations. Will you help them utilize the latest innovations and practical ideas to build and rebuild their school meal programs? 

We are excited to see your imagination take flight with innovative approaches and dynamic ideas that operators can learn from, create, and replicate. If you are interested in submitting an education session proposal, the call for proposals will open on August 23, 2021, and will include a list of preferred topics. 

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Questions? Please email education@schoolnutrtion.org.

Please use the resources below to help you prepare your best possible submission. SNA is looking for dynamic presentations in the following formats:


30-MINUTE IDEAS@WORK SESSIONS:

Ideas@Work Sessions: These 30-minute, fast-paced sessions are focused on singular innovations and are intended to inspire innovation through peer-to-peer learning and engagement. Speakers should be prepared to help attendees replicate their successes by walking through an innovation from concept to implementation and share best practices. SNA will provide a template for the presentation. The requirements for these sessions are as follows:

  • Please plan to include practical ideas and takeaways so that participants can implement the ideas in their districts.
  • In the proposal, please provide examples of the types of templates that 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.
  • Examples of Ideas@Work sessions from prior conferences are available here.
 


60-MINUTE EDUCATION OR ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS:

60-Minute Education Sessions: A blend of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning and interaction. The requirements for these sessions are as follows:

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

 

60-Minute Roundtable Sessions: Facilitator-led. Participants brainstorm ideas and learn from each other. The goal is to take back practical solutions on hot topics and challenges in school nutrition. The requirements for these sessions are as follows:

  • Discussion based. The session is led by a facilitator who must have expertise in the session topic. NO POWERPOINT slides may be used, however, facilitator can bring handouts (or handout can be uploaded to the conference app.)
  • Attendees are expected to actively participate in interactive discussion, group exercises and/or hands-on learning experiences.
  • Sessions are set in rounds and typically accommodate 90-200 attendees per session.
 


PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:

2-Hour “Express” Pre-Conference Workshops: To allow for deeper dives on specific topics. The requirements for these pre-conference sessions are as follows:

  • Discussion based. The session is led by a facilitator and NO POWERPOINT slides may be used.
  • Attendees are expected to actively participate in discussion, learn from each other and from the facilitator(s).
  • Attendees can be encouraged to bring their own devices. In the proposal, please indicate if this component is critical to the session.
  • 1-2 facilitators per session.
  • Sessions are set in round tables and typically accommodate 50 attendees per session
 

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