SNIC 2018: Lodging Advisory & Important Information


Scholarships to attend SNA's 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference

We are looking forward to seeing attendees of SNA’s 2018 School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) in New Orleans this weekend. You may have heard about the recent weather issues and the effects it has had on the area in terms of road closures, bursting pipes and water outages. We are happy to report that things are warming up—temperatures are expected to be in the 60s/70s the next three days—and the city is quickly getting back on its feet.

SNA has no expectation to make any changes to its SNIC program. Indeed, a separate SNA meeting currently underway with 40 attendees has been going on as scheduled at the New Orleans Marriott, with only minor modifications.

That being said, the Marriott has experienced water outages at one of its two towers, which has an impact on a certain number of guest rooms. We understand that conditions are improving and remain hopeful that everything will be back to normal operations within the next 24 hours. To help mitigate attendee concerns, however, SNA has secured another block of rooms at the Doubletree, which is 2 blocks from the Marriott and is not experiencing a water outage. Guests who do not want to risk being in a Marriott room without water are welcome to stay at the Doubletree for the same room rates for the duration of the conference.

To make your reservation at the Doubletree, please call (504) 212-3610 .

Please note that you will need to call the Marriott to cancel or modify your reservation.

For any questions or concerns, please contact SNA Director of Meetings Sara Kilkenny at

We are very excited for this year’s program and look forward to seeing SNIC attendees soon!

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