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january, 2021

12jan(jan 12)1:00 pm14(jan 14)3:30 pmSNA - School Nutrition Industry Conference (Virtual)January 12-14, 2021

Event Details

This year’s School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC) will be offered virtually Tuesday through Thursday, January 12-14, 2021 to ensure everyone’s safety. We are pleased to be able to bring you the same exceptional content and opportunities to connect at SNIC 2021 as we would for an in-person event.

As participants of SNIC have come to expect, the virtual conference will continue to offer innovative ideas and sharing among school nutrition operators and industry partners. #SNIC21 will take place over three afternoons starting at 1:00 p.m. EST daily, with short scheduled breaks. View the agenda

While we will not be offering Innovative Solution Sessions or a Tabletop Showcase, we have built in several other networking events. Additional information on the virtual format can be found in the FAQs.

Join us for:

  • Cutting-edge Leadership and Innovation Speakers: Lee Rubin and Sara Frasca
  • Deep Dives and Easy-to-Implement Solutions
  • Zoom Breakout Sessions: Afternoon networking and a deeper dive into topics that the conference keynote speakers introduce and hot topics in school nutrition.
  • Industry/Operator Panel: Hear the latest challenges and opportunities in school nutrition and participate in discussions around the future of the school nutrition segment.
  • Crowdsourced Innovations: Discover innovations we’ve been crowdsourcing from school nutrition programs across the country on the hottest trends you can put to use.
  • Post-Conference Workshop: Bring your challenges! For a more hands-on and in-depth conversation about innovative solutions in times of change, sign up for this workshop with Sara Frasca on Friday.

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, January 12

1:00 pm–1:20 pm SNA Update
1:20 pm–2:20 pm Opening Keynote: Lee Rubin
“Leading Teams Through
Times of Change”
2:20 pm–2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm–3:15 pm Practical Leadership Ideas: Perspectives from Industry
Thought Leaders
3:15 pm–3:30 pm USDA Update with Cindy Long, Deputy Administrator,
Child Nutrition Programs, FNS, USDA
3:30 pm–3:35 pm Day 1 Wrap-up with SNIC 2021 Co-Advisors
3:35 pm–3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm–4:30 pm Zoom Breakout Discussions (optional)—Hot Topics
to Be Announced

Wednesday, January 13

1:00 pm–1:10 pm Day 2 Kick off with SNIC 2021 Co-Advisors
1:10 pm–2:10 pm Day 2 Keynote: Sara Frasca
“Innovating in Times of Change”
2:10 pm–2:20 pm Break
2:20 pm–3:30 pm What Issues in SN Are Keeping You Up at Night?—panel
moderated by Sara Frasca
3:30 pm–3:35 pm Day 2 Wrap-up with SNIC 2021 Co-Advisors
3:35 pm–3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm–4:30 pm Zoom Breakout Discussions (optional)—Hot Topics
to Be Announced

Thursday, January 14

1:00 pm–1:10 pm Day 3 Kick off with SNIC 2021 Co-Advisors
1:10 pm–3:10 pm Crowdsourced Innovations from Outside and Within the
SN Industry—with Sara Frasca
3:10 pm–3:20 pm Day 3 Wrap-up with SNIC 2021 Co-Advisors
4:00 pm–5:00 pm FAME Awards (separate registration required)

Friday, January 15

2:00 pm–3:30 pm Post-Conference Workshop with Sara Frasca:
Your Problems Solved (separate registration and fee required)

Register Now!

Time

12 (Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 14 (Thursday) 3:30 pm

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