Education Session Call for Proposals
1-Hour Concurrent Education Sessions
Proposals for 1-hour concurrent education sessions will only be accepted through the SNA website on or before September 30, 2008. Any proposals that are faxed or mailed will not be considered. SNA expects proposals to be completed in all areas upon submission and all deadlines regarding speaker and presentation materials to be met.
Notification of proposal status will be sent electronically by January 15, 2009 for all proposal submissions. Responses will be sent to the person identified as "lead speaker."
Pre-Conference Proposal Submissions
To submit a proposal for a pre-conference session, please contact Julie Skolmowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 877-8822 ext. 170. Please do not submit a pre-conference session proposal through the 1-hour educational session "Call for Proposals" submission form.
SNA’s philosophy is to select speakers who represent the knowledge breadth of the school nutrition field with different levels of experience, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Presentations made by SNA members are considered professional contributions to the school nutrition industry, therefore:
Guidelines for Completing Submission Form
The ANC Program Planning Committee is looking for speakers to propose 1 hour concurrent educational sessions that focus on school nutrition programs, initiatives, trends and issues in the following priority areas:
Proposals addressing all topics relevant to school nutrition operations are welcome and encouraged. These topics reflect topics of current emphasis in school nutrition program and are not the education topic tracks that will be featured in the ANC program. Final program tracks will be identified by the ANC Steering Committee.
Education Session Sponsorships
SNA offers industry members the opportunity to sponsor selected programs and events at the Annual National Conference. Please be aware that your proposal could be selected and placed within a group of education session tracks that could potentially be sponsored by an industry member.
Selection of Presentation Proposals
Notification of proposal status will be sent electronically by January 15, 2009 for all proposals. Responses will be sent to the person identified as “primary contact” in the submitted proposal. Please note that incomplete proposals or presentation proposals containing product or service promotions will not be considered.
SNA Non-Commercial Policy
SNA requires all educational session presentations to contain information pertinent to school nutrition programs aspiring to meet the Association’s standards for quality professional training. SNA requires industry and non-industry affiliates to refrain from any product or promotional endorsement within the presentation including any handout material and product samples. The ANC Program Planning Committee reserves the right to review all presentations for compliance of the policy.
Benefits of Presenting
ANC provides a tremendous professional opportunity. The benefits of presenting at this conference include: