School Nutrition Industry Conference 2020

A Fresh Focus on School Nutrition

January 12-14, 2020
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort
Indian Wells, Calif. (Greater Palm Springs)

Kick off year 2020 with Vision. Get ready to sharpen your leadership skills and put the most innovative ideas in school nutrition into practice.

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SNIC 2020 Speaker Shimi Kang
Dr. Shimi Kang

Whether you are a school nutrition operator, industry professional or state agency director, leadership is a key part of your job. SNIC 2020 is your opportunity to hone your leadership skills with the best speakers, latest tips, trends and information you can apply directly to your organization. As fans of SNIC have come to expect, the conference will offer unparalleled education, innovative ideas and sharing among school nutrition operators and industry partners. Join us for:

Cutting-edge Leadership Speakers

  • Dr. Shimi Kang, a Harvard-trained doctor, researcher, bestselling author, and speaker will discuss the most up-to-date science-based tools and practical leadership ideas to connect with your team in the workplace.
  • Joe Gerstandt, a renowned speaker on diversity and inclusion will help you cultivate authenticity, inclusion and innovation as a leader.
Joe Gerstandt

A Fresh Perspective

  • Learning Labs will cover the hottest topics in school nutrition from procurement, to managing food waste, sustainability, student engagement, innovative ways to train staff, disaster/emergency planning and much more!
  • Ideas@Work are back with all new creative ideas. These top rated 30-minute sessions are focused on singular innovations and presented by the school nutrition operators that created them. Ideas@work sessions trace the path of a big idea from concept to implementation, identifying the steps that will put that idea to work in school nutrition operations.
  • Also back this year are Innovative Solution Sessions, which encourage face-to-face discussions among industry representatives and operators. You’ll be able to exchange ideas, discuss new products and create innovative solutions.
  • Be sure to come a day early to enjoy unique pre-conference offsites that will provide a fresh take on school nutrition.

SNIC is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with peers, allowing you to benchmark your current practices, share strategies for success and develop innovative ideas you can apply immediately in the workplace.

Join hundreds of your school nutrition colleagues for this incredible conference! Need more information about what to expect? Check back regularly or visit this link to view last year’s conference line-up. For more information, email us at

Registration for SNIC 2020 opens in the fall of 2019.

Industry Opportunities

Are you an industry representative looking to gain some insight into the school market or showcase a product or service in development or recently introduced? If so, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage with key decision-makers in school nutrition. Innovative Solution Sessions and the Tabletop Showcase are the perfect setting for you to engage in meaningful conversations with directors.

Looking to increase your visibility among the 600+ attendees at SNIC? Become a Sponsor; opportunities are available at many price points so you can find the best fit for your marketing budget.

For questions, contact SNA Exhibits Sales Manager Crystal Harper-Pierre at; (703) 824-3040 or SNA Business Development Manager Nita Artis at; (703) 824-3073.

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2900 S. Quincy Street, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22206  

Tel (703) 824-3000
Fax (703) 824-3015

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