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The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is accepting proposals for educational sessions at the 2015 annual conference, August 2-5, 2015 at the St. Cloud Convention Center.
MSNA is seeking proposals that address one of the School Nutrition Association’s four Key Areas of Excellence in School Nutrition Programs, including Operations, Nutrition, Administration and Communications and Marketing. For detailed descriptions of topics included in each key area, visit this webpage on the School Nutrition Association website for more information. PDF listing of key areas topics.
In order to ensure that attendees’ educational needs are met, an educational session committee will review each proposal to determine if the content aligns with member educational needs. Education sessions may be planned for 1 or 2 hour timeslots on a specific topic and will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the conference. Speakers are highly encouraged to repeat the educational session if enough timeslots are available.
MSNA adopts the national School Nutrition Association policy on marketing of industry products or services:
“Commercials/proprietary information for particular products, services, vendors, promotion of an exhibit booth, and food samples/food tastings ARE NOT PERMITTED in the Call for Proposal, the PowerPoint presentation and during the pre-conference and education sessions. For PowerPoint presentations, company logos are only allowed on the opening and final slides. Any use of proprietary information should have an educational value and be provided free of charge.”
Submission of Proposals
Proposals must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading 2015 CONFERENCE PROPOSAL by January 15, 2015 to be considered. Please submit proposals in the following format:
Able to repeat session: Yes or No
All presenters invited to speak must complete, sign and return to MSNA the documents provided after final speakers are determined. Thank you for your consideration!