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2023 SNAAZ Annual
State Conference
Begins In

Conference
Schedule

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel / Phoenix Convention Center
September 29 - 30, 2023

FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2024

LITTLE AMERICA RESORT/CONFERENCE CENTER

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Breakfast on your own

This time is set aside for all attendees to register and pick up their registration packets.  If you are an Industry Member assigned to Round One of Flash Networking take this time to set up your table with POS materials prior to Round One Flash Networking (10:15 – 12:00 PM).

9:30 – 9:45 AM

Patti Bilbrey, SNAAZ State President
Brienne Ross, SNIC Chair

Be sure to attend this important time to learn about all the ins and outs of this conference.

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Melissa Reason, SNAAZ PPL Chair

SNAAZ Legislative Chair, Melissa Reason will bring you up to date on all the current legislative information at both the national and state level with child nutrition programs.  She will also give a brief overview of SNA’s LAC 2024 event taking place in Washington, D.C.

10:15 – 12:00 PM

This will be the first of the three informative sessions where school attendees will meet face-to-face with industry members and their companies to learn about the latest and greatest innovations of products, services, and equipment available to help you make your CN program bigger and better.

10:15 - 11:15 AM

If you are an industry attendee and not currently in a Flash Networking session join the SNIC committee for this informative session to answer questions about how to make SNAAZ events better in the future.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Take a breather to enjoy a delicious lunch and meet with other industry and school friends to network about all the great things happening on your personal and professional lives.

1:15 – 2:45 PM

Kristen Brown, Keynote/Education Session 1: The Energy Experience

Let’s celebrate YOU! During this interactive and fun session, we will explore your seven Energy Centers (Vision, Strategy, Communication, Relationships, Confidence, Creativity, Motivation) so you are more resilient to change, feel excited to make your goals happen, and create better connections with your team and the people you serve. You will learn fast and easy Energy Hacks to uplevel your energy – and have a ton of fun and laugh a lot in the process during an interactive game of Energy Bingo.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Enjoy either a warm or cold beverage as you take a breather from today’s events.  If you are an industry member participating in Round Two Flash Networking these few minutes will give you time to set up your POS materials at your assigned table.

3:00 – 4:45 PM

This will be the second of the three informative sessions where school attendees will meet face-to-face with industry members and their companies to learn about the latest and greatest innovations of products, services, and equipment available to help you make your CN program bigger and better.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

If you are an industry attendee and not currently in a Flash Networking session join the SNIC committee for this informative session to answer questions about how to make SNAAZ events better in the future.

5:45 – 6:30 PM

Wow what a day … you need a rest so this time is set aside for your to enjoy more social networking time with attendees at SNIC 2024.

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Enjoy a wonderful meal with your school and industry colleagues and also have some fun playing some games designed by our SNIC committee.

SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 24, 2024

LITTLE AMERICA RESORT/CONFERENCE CENTER

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Guess what your Mom was right … breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So be sure to take advantage to start your day off right with a delicious breakfast prepared by the award winning staff of Little America.  If you are an industry member participating in Round Three Flash Networking you can use part of this time to set up your POS materials at your table.

8:15 – 10:00 AM

This will be the last of the three informative sessions where school attendees will meet face-to-face with industry members and their companies to learn about the latest and greatest innovations of products, services, and equipment available to help you make your CN program bigger and better.

8:15 - 9:15 AM

If you are an industry attendee and not currently in a Flash Networking session join the SNIC committee for this informative session to answer questions about how to make SNAAZ events better in the future.

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Take a few minutes to grab your favorite beverage as you get ready for the final exciting education session of the conference.  Or take this time to check out of your hotel room.

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Kristen Brown, Keynote/Education Session 2: Map Your Mission

Dig deeper into your energy, mental health, and resilience through an eye-opening Energy Map exercise. You will identify your triggers and energizers and use what you’ve uncovered to take action on your biggest goals and dreams. You will also write your own unique Mission Statement tied to your goals…and learn ways to energize your team too.

11:15 – 11:30 AM

You won’t want to miss these last few minutes because we will be giving away some great items that you just might WIN!

We are a state affiliate to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents over 55,000 individuals who have made a commitment to child nutrition.

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