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Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • DCU Center - Worcester, MA

    For more information please contact Susan Sacks by email: susan@bmssite.com or by phone at: 617-738-8124

    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • Embassy Suits Hot Springs Arkansas

    Please contact Tiffany Snyder for more information at: tsnyder@blythevilleschools.net or by phone at: 870-762-2053

    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley

    For more information please contact Michele Switzer at admin@mdsna.org or by phone at: 410-740-7278

    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • The Conference Center & Event Center- Niagara Falls, NY

    For more information please contact Alyssa Molinari at alyssa@nyschoolnutrition.org or by phone at: 518-446-9061

    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • Grand Traverse Resort & Spa - Traverse City, MI
    For more information please click here: 

    https://michigansna.org/Annual_Conference

    For further assistance contact Whitney Haughey at snam@michigansna.org or by phone at: 517-327-5933

    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center, in Morris, IL

    Registration is not yet available. Please contact Paula Williams for more information at pawillia@isbe.net

    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • Beau Rivage Resort and Casino - Biloxi, MS

    The Conference will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. 

    For more information please contact Doris Achneider at: msnaorg@gmail.com or by phone at: 601-826-0127

    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • Harrah's Resort and Casino, Atlantic City
    For more information please visit https://nj-sna.regfox.com/57th-annual-new-jersey-school-nutrition-association-conference or contact Amanda Bonneau at amanda@nj-sna.org or by phone at: 973-570-6798
    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • Sunday, November 10, 2019
    • Ontario Convention Center - Ontario, CA

    For more information please contact Janine Nicols at jnichols@calsna.org or by phone at: 818-842-3040

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • French Lick Resort - IN

    For more information please contact Sheri Shipp at 317-852-1985

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • Foxwoods Resort - Mashantucket, CT

    For more information visit https://snac.site-ym.com/page/TradeShow or contact Denise Di Mare at execdir@snact.org or by phone at: 203-927-1431

    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • Mesa Convention Center - 201 N Center St Mesa AZ 85201

    Contact Dawn Irvine for more information at dawn.irvine@azed.gov 

    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • Enid Stride Bank Center - Enid Oklahoma

    The School Nutrition Association of Oklahoma invites you to join their Oklahoma Commodity Food Show and Dist. Director/Supervisor Meeting.

    Location

    Enid Stride Bank Center

    301 S Independence St. 

    Enid, OK  73701

    Date:

    December 3, 2019

    For more information please contact Linda Turner at TurnelL@pcps.us

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • Ten Oaks Ballroom Clarksville, MD

    For more information contact Mike Birkmeyer at michael.birkmeyer@maryland.gov

    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 128
    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
    • 129
    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
    • 152
    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, April 17, 2020
    • Augusta Marriott Convention Center

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

    • Monday, April 27, 2020
    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • Hyatt Regency Seattle - Corner of 8th and Howell (Downtown Seattle)

    Save the Date!


    ACDA looks forward to welcoming you to thriving and exciting Seattle for unbeatable education and networking. 

    More information coming soon!

    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar
    • 151
    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

    • 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

Past Events

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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