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Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 100
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Technology Changing the Perception of USDA Foods 
    Thursday, December 12th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Technology impacts all aspects of our lives including the way we talk about food. In the past, USDA Foods were sometimes considered ‘unwanted commodities’ sent to schools for use in their school meals programs, but all that is changing. Come learn what’s new in USDA Foods, why it is important to ensure student’s perceptions of school meals is positively impacted by available USDA Foods and how to utilize technology for promoting the true story of USDA Foods.

    http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Heather Blume

    Coordinator

    Idaho State Department of Education


    Anji Brance

    Child Nutrition Director

    Gooding JT. School District 231


    Julie Skolmowski

    United States Department of Agriculture

    Food and Nutrition Service


    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Communications and Marketing – 4100



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 117
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Truth and Consequences of Forecasting
    Thursday, January 16th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Discuss the importance of accurate forecasting, and the consequences of not forecasting well. We will discuss how to make the forecasting process cleaner, easier and more user friendly. Expert panelists, in an open discussion format, will walk through the process from diversions to delivery and all steps in-between.

    http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Darren Frymoyer

    Senior Area Sepcialist

    St. Lucie Public Schools


    Diana Schaefer

    Associate Customer Marketing Manager, Education

    Rich Products Corporation


    Stephanie Earleywine

    Account Services and Analytics

    RealTime Solutions


    Jack Crawford

    Gold Creek Foods, LLC


    Dorothy Cole

    Strategic Account Manager

    Gordon Food Service

    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Operations 2400



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • BP Energy Center - Anchorage, Alaska

    For more information, please contact Sue Lampert at susan.lampert@alaska.gov or by phone at: 907-465-8710

    • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    • Aqauturf Club

    For more information please contact Denise Di Mare at execdir@snact.org

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • Anchorage, Alaska

    For more information please contact Sue Lampert at susanlampert@alaska.gov

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

    For more information please contact Marianne Culligan at waschoolnutrition@gmail.com

    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • Montgomery Renaissance - Montgomery, AL

    For more information, please contact Jennifer Gilbert at jgilbert@bessk12.org or by phone at: 205-432-3012

    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • Embassy Suites / Hampton Roads Convention Center - Hampton, VA

    For more information, please contact Rebekah Miller at sna.va.connect@gmail.com or by phone at: 757-633-9429

    • Friday, March 13, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Salem Convention Center - Salem, OR

    For more information, please contact Troy Vennewitz at tvennewitz@fgsd.k12.or.us or by phone at: 503-357-6171

    • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 143
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Globally Inspired Menu - Trends to Entice Generation Z

    Thursday, March 19th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    Join us for an Educast session that will leave you globally inspired with endless possibilities. Learn how to transform classic flavors into international delights that kids crave! The concepts are easily executed and sure to take your school menu to the next level.http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Karen Halford, MS, RD, LD

    Assistant Director

    Gwinnett County Public Schools


    Rachael Petraglia

    District Culinary Coordinator

    Gwinnett County Public Schools


    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Professional Standard Code: Administration 3400



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • Chase Center at the Riverfront - Wilmington, DE

    For more information, please contact Pam Gouge at pam.gouge@bsd.k12.de.us or by phone at: 302-529-3110 ext. 223

    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • Sunday, March 29, 2020
    • Kansas Star Mulvane Peck, Kansas

    Tara Cox

    coxt@usd450.net

    • Friday, April 03, 2020
    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • Morgantown, WV

    Amanda McPherson

    amcpher@k12.wv.us

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • Augusta Marriot

    Susan Cheshire

    susan@georgiaschoolnutrition.com

    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • Augusta Marriott Convention Center

    For more information please contact Susan Cheshire at susan@georgiaschoolnutrition.com

    • Monday, April 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101
    Register


    Join us for the 2020 Annual National Conference. This is an event you do not want to miss! Registration opens December 1! Register prior to February 28 to take advantage of the early bird registration rate!

    Highlights include:

    • Sessions for both beginners and advanced level employees
    • Community feeding sessions including Farm to Food Bank, Utilizing Technology, and a comprehensive look at CSFP
    • BMI Update 
    • New and Reformulated USDA Foods
    • How to cook for special diets
    • Procurement - What to include in your RFP's, BID's and IFP's
    • Hot Topics in USDA Foods Programs

    More details, including hotel information and a schedule, can be found on our Annual Conference page.

    Registration Fees and Options:

    Registration Type  

    Early Bird

    Until
    2/28/20 

    Advanced

    Until
    4/3/20 

    Regular

    After
    4/3/20 

    One Day
    Only 

     Member

     $450

     $525

     $545

     $125

     Non-Member: States/Allied/ Agriculture

     $745

     $825

     $845

     $199

     Non-Member: Industry/Associate

     $845

     $925

     $945

     $199

     Non-Member: Recipient Agency

     $600

     $675

     $695

     $150

     Federal Government

     $450

     $525

     $545

     $199

     Spouse or Guest*

     $85

     $85

     $85

     $N/A

    *Spouse or guest registration provides access to receptions and breakfasts only. Guests are not permitted to attend sessions and/or educational offerings. 

    View our event cancellation, refund and no-show policies.


    Highlights include:

    • Sessions for both beginners and advanced level employees
    • Community feeding sessions including Farm to Food Bank, Utilizing Technology, and a comprehensive look at CSFP
    • BMI Update 
    • New and Reformulated USDA Foods
    • How to cook for special diets
    • Procurement - What to include in your RFP's, BID's and IFP's
    • Hot Topics in USDA Foods Programs
    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 142
    Register



    ACDA EDUCAST SERIES:

    Beyond Gen Z - Getting to Know Generation Alpha
    Thursday, May 21st | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    More than 22 million millennial parents live in the U.S., with about 9,000 Generation Alpha babies born to them each day since 2010. Generation Alpha children will grow up interacting with AI and robots, as well as humans. They will play with connected toys which will respond to commands and demonstrate emotional intelligence, and they’ll expect the same interactive, responsive experiences from all the facets of their lives. Learn from Gen Alpha in their own words, what they’re hungry for, and how their needs differ from Gen Z.http://www.commodityfoods.org/event-3248016



    PRESENTERS:

    Bill Heiler

    Senior Manager, Research & Insights

    Rich Products Corporation


    Amanda Buonopane 

    Specialist│Quant/Qual Insights Professional

    Rich Products Corporation


    COST:

    1. ACDA Members - FREE!
    2. Non-member- $25.00



    WEBINAR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    Key Areas:
    Administration 3400



    TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. 

    1. Register with ACDA via this email/event post. You will receive an email confirmation from ACDA with instructions about the next step.

    2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email (check your junk and clutter mail if you do not receive) to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. 

    • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • Fargo, ND

    For more information please visit: https://northdakotasna.com/index.php or contact Michelle Wagner at michelle_wagner@bismarckschools.org or by phone at: 701-323-4089

    • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    • Friday, June 05, 2020
    • Albuquerque, NM

    For more information please visit: www.nmsna.com or contact Pauline Raia at pauline.raia@q.com or by phone at: 505-980-1570

    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • Friday, June 12, 2020
    • Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy - Utah

    For more information please contact Kayleen Anderson at kdanderson@wsd.net or by phone at: 801-476-7845

    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • Gatlinburg Convention Center- Gatllinburg, TN

    Charlie White

    tnsna@bellsouth.net

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    • US Cellular Center- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Shelly Mohr

    shelly.mohr@tipton.k12.ia.us

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • US Cellular Center

    Jodi McKinney

    jodi@colosna.com

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • Greater Marriott Columbus University Area- Columbus, OH

    Tracey Hogan

    tracey@assnoffices.com

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • National Center for Employee Development Conference Center & Hotel- Norman, OK

    Shannon B Sherrod

    sherrod-shannon@aramark.com

    • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    • Friday, June 19, 2020
    • Kentucky International Convention Center- Louisville KY

    Marty Flynn

    martyflynnksna@gmail.com

    • Monday, June 22, 2020
    • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    • Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center

    Denise Kinney

    dkinney@landershools.org

    • Monday, June 22, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Best Western Heritage Inn- Great Falls, MT

    Louise Chandler

    montanaweez@gmail.com

    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Shosone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center- Fort Hall, ID

    Anita Brower

    browera@msd321.com

    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • Drury Lane-Oakbrook, IL

    Frances Gilbert

    fgilbert@starfishms.com

    • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • Lake Tahoe MonteBleu

    For more information please contact Cory Smith at csmith@douglas.nv.gov or by phone: 775-782-7613

    • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • Sheraton/Koury Convention Center- Greensboro, NC

    Kristen Bealler

    kristenbealler@davidson.k12.nc.us

    • Saturday, June 27, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • Austin Fairmont Hotel

    For more information, please contact Kennitra Freeman at kennitraf@tasn.net or by phone at 512-371-0087 ext 203

    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    • Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE

    For more information, please contact Lora Harders at lharders@wrrsd.org or by phone at 308-390-4031

    • Monday, July 27, 2020
    • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    • Double Tree City Center -Spokane, WA

    For more information, please contact Peggy Rieper at wsnaexec@comcast.net or by phone at 509-220-6121

    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • TBD

    For more information, please contact Lynn Dunker at lynn.dunker@k12.ds.us or by phone at 605-279-2156

    • Monday, August 03, 2020
    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • Kalahari Resort & Conventions Pocono Mountains, PA

    For more information, Please contact Pam Gallagher at executivedirector@snaoa.org or by phone at 717-732-1100.

Past Events

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Maryland - USDA Foods Processing Show
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Oklahoma Commodity Food Show and Dist. Director/Supervisor Meeting
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Arizona - Food Show
Friday, November 15, 2019 Connecticut - Food and Industry Trade Show
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Indiana - State Annual Conference
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 WEBINAR: TEFAP Trade Mitigation Distribution Best Practices
Thursday, November 07, 2019 California - State Annual Conference
Thursday, November 07, 2019 New Jersey - Annual Conference and Food Show
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Mississippi - State Annual Conference
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Illinois - USDA Foods Show
Friday, October 25, 2019 Michigan Annual Conference & Exhibit Show
Friday, October 25, 2019 New York - State Annual Conference
Friday, October 25, 2019 Maryland - State Annual Conference
Friday, October 25, 2019 Arkansas School Nutrition State Conference
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Massachusetts - State Annual Conference
Friday, October 18, 2019 Missouri - State Annual Conference
Friday, October 11, 2019 Oregon School Nutrition Association Industry Seminar
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Palm Beach, Florida - Annual Conference & Food Show
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Utah Fall Business Meeting and Food Show
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Albuquerque, New Mexico- NM SNA Processing Show & Training
Thursday, September 19, 2019 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Procurement Review - Preparing for Success
Monday, June 17, 2019 School Nutrition Association of Iowa Annual Conference
Monday, June 10, 2019 National CSFP Association Conference
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Be Ready, Prepare Now! Role of USDA Foods in Disasters.
Sunday, May 05, 2019 ACDA 2019 Annual Conference
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Iowa Food Show
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Oregon School Nutrition Association State Conference and Food Show
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: Incorporating USDA Foods into Menus
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Illinois Food Show - Bloomington
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Illinois Food Show - O'Fallon
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Child Nutrition Training and Vendor Show
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 ACDA EDUCAST SERIES: USDA Foods Disaster Planning
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Utah Commodity Food Show
Friday, October 12, 2018 Oregon School Nutrition Association Industry Seminar and USDA Foods Show
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Colorado Food Distribution Programs USDA Food Show
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 WY Food Service Director Meeting and USDA Foods Food Show
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 SNAU Food Show/Conference
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 WSNA Conference and Food Show
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 SNAI Annual Conference
Friday, May 25, 2018 ACDA Educast: Industry Discussion of the FINAL RULE (Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 250 [7 CFR 250.xx])
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Annual Conference - Social Outings
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Annual National Conference (ANC)
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Annual Conference Educational Enhancements
Monday, April 16, 2018 ACDA Educast: ACDA Strategic Plan
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ACDA Educast: ACDA Strategic Plan
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 ACDA Educast: Processing USDA Foods: It All Begins With The Menu!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 ACDA Educast: The RA Perspective on Forecasting
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