Spring Industry Boot Camp

May 9-10, 2018
National Harbor, Maryland

SNA's Industry Boot Camp

Industry Boot Camp is an intense educational seminar designed to help industry representatives new to school nutrition and seasoned veterans, who want to brush up, or understand the ins and outs of the school nutrition segment. The sessions include interactive activities, on-site school visits, USDA updates, and an exclusive director panel with the opportunity to ask your own questions!

Why Should I Attend?

Spring 2017 Industry Boot Camp Testimonial
“As the Education Sales Specialist nationally for our company, I found the guest speakers and topics presented to be on point and validate my recommendations to our sales and marketing teams to further advance us in the markets and service our customers at a top level. Job well done SNA!”
Dianne Escoto
Ajinomoto Windsor

  • As an industry representative it’s important to understand the school nutrition market; Who are your customers and key stakeholders? What are their challenges? What are the current trends? What is the future of school nutrition programs?
  • Learn about the most current external factors & trends that impact the school nutrition market.
  • Understand how indirect costs, meal charges and reimbursement levels affect how a school district budget is developed.
  • Gain insights into the latest school nutrition guidelines and regulations.
  • Spend time with a panel of school foodservice directors to learn about their hurdles and their successes.


  • SNA Patrons - $1,500
  • Corporate Members - $2,000
  • Non-Members - $2,400

Your registration fee is non-refundable. If you cancel, SNA will apply your registration fee toward the Fall 2018 Boot Camp only. SNA reserves the right to cancel this meeting if minimum attendance is not met by April 8, 2018. Companies sending more than two attendees will receive a 20% discount on each additional registration after their first two registrations.

*If you would prefer the registration form as a document, the 2018 Spring Industry Boot Camp Registration Form is available for download.

Hotel Reservations

Hampton Inn & Suites 
250 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Phone: (301) 567-3531
Room Reservations Only: (800) 426-7866
Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am 
Make Your Reservation

SNA Discounted Room Rates
$189.00 per night, plus applicable taxes

To take advantage of the special 2018 Spring Boot Camp rate, call (800) 426-7866 or you may make your reservations online. When making your reservations by phone, be sure to mention School Nutrition Association/BootCamp.

To obtain the discounted room rate, your reservation must be made by April 8, 2018. Reservations received after April 8th will only be accepted on a space available basis, at the best available rate.

Cancellation policy: Individuals may cancel their own reservations up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty, any individual reservation cancelled after 72 hour prior to arrival will be charged (1) one night room and tax.

Spring 2017 Industry Boot Camp Testimonial
“While having been in the sales industry for approximately 20 years and handling educational business for approximately 6-8 years, your Boot Camp provided an eye opener to many topics especially since the major changes came into play within the last few years. For me, the most beneficial time was had during the Q&A/open discussion with the various food service directors. This gave the opportunity to hear the issues/concerns/trends/ways to market that are going to be the most effective or trying for them as well as their staff. While they came from various size districts, they all have the same issues and opportunities just with a different budget line number. I believe that it was truly beneficial and educational.”
Scott Smith, School Lunch Sales
Domino’s Smart Slice

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120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

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