#ANC2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19


ANC 2020 LogoEvery year, we look forward to the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC) – the School Nutrition Event of the Year – connecting K-12 school nutrition industry professionals together with food and beverage, equipment, technology, and service companies. Given our concerns about the safety, health, and wellbeing of our meeting attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s ANC, which was scheduled for July 12-14, 2020 in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. 

This is the first time in 74 years that the Association has canceled the conference.
We are deeply saddened to share this news given the importance of the professional development opportunities for members, the critical value of the exhibit floor in showcasing new products for the coming school year, and the networking opportunities provided by the conference. This is sad for all of us who enjoy ANC and saying goodbye to one president while celebrating a new president and a new Board. In the end, our highest priority was always the safety of our members, exhibitors, and attendees.  SNA will continue to offer high-quality professional development content to members virtually through the Training Zone.

Important Refund Information for Members & Exhibitors Registered for ANC

If you booked your hotel through our Housing Partner, Conference Direct, you do not need to do anything. Your hotel reservations will be canceled and fully refunded.  If you paid by credit card, you should receive a cancellation email within 24-72 hours.  If you paid by check, it will take a little longer to process and mail your refund. All payments should be refunded within 14 business days. If you have already canceled your reservation and were charged a cancellation fee, this fee will be refunded within 14 business days. If you booked your hotel through another provider, you are responsible for cancellation and any associated fees.

All 2020 ANC registration fees will be fully refunded, you do not need to do anything. You will receive an email confirming your refund has been processed by May 31, 2020. 2020 Exhibitors should contact SNA to either receive a full refund or request application of the 2020 ANC exhibit booth payment to a booth at ANC 2021 in Chicago July 11-13. Email charper@schoolnutrition.org to let us know your preference.

The SNA Board and staff look forward to seeing school nutrition operator and industry members together again soon. Until then, stay safe, be well and please know that your national leadership and staff team are here to serve you. If you have any questions, please email meetings@schoolnutrition.org.

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