Education Sessions & Ideas@Work Sessions

Special Conference Workshops

NEW! Learn more about Special Conference Workshops happening concurrent to education and ideas@work sessions. These workshops will offer attendees the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art Renaissance Hotel kitchen and volunteer at a local food bank!

Get ready to kick off 2020 with vision as we focus on the future of school nutrition! Whether you are a school nutrition operator, industry professional or state agency director, leadership is a key part of your job. SNIC 2020 is your opportunity to hone your leadership skills with the best of the best, get in on the latest tips, hottest topics and trends and put the most innovative ideas in school nutrition into practice.

SNIC is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with peers, allowing you to benchmark your current practices, share strategies for success and develop innovative ideas you can apply immediately in the workplace. Here’s a taste of what you can envision for the SNIC 2020 education program:

Procurement, sustainability in school nutrition programs, generating revenue beyond school meals, creating a vision board for your program/organization, USDA foods, mobile ordering and feeding and MUCH MORE!

All of your SNIC favorite education session formats are back with all-new topics!

  • General Sessions: 60 to 90-minute plenary sessions featuring visionary speakers
  • Education Sessions: 60-minute concurrent breakout sessions on hot topics
  • Innovative Solution Sessions: 60-minute industry-hosted sessions covering new trends and the latest innovative products on the market today
  • Ideas@Work: 30-minute, fast-paced sessions focused on singular innovations that trace the path of a big idea from concept to implementation, identifying steps along the way

Plus, we have some fantastic new learning experiences to offer you:

  • The THINKubator—where Shark Tank meets America’s Got Talent, only better!
  • Roundtable meet-ups on hot topics
  • Incredible offsites and experiences throughout the conference including a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art Renaissance Hotel kitchen, a volunteer activity at a local food bank and much more!

And we’re introducing Learning Circles! Squeeze even more out of your SNIC experience when join a Learning Circle! You'll share learning with up to 8 of your peers with a learning circle guide to facilitate and support the process. Your Circle will adventure together on a quest to dive deeper and apply the vibrancy of ideas and innovations you'll encounter at this year's conference.

Through this process, you’ll discover learning and ideas from sessions you were not able to attend while developing stronger connections with new peers. Your goal is simple: Enrich your SNIC journey with insights and experiences from your fellow Circle members. Pre-registration required. First come, first serve. Space is limited. Watch for more details—coming soon.

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Arlington, VA 22206  

Tel (703) 824-3000
Fax (703) 824-3015

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