Events – 2018 Conferences

2018 SNIP Conference (School Nutrition Industry Partnership Conference)

May 10th-11th, 2018 / Breezy Point Resort


2018 SNIP Conference – Register Online Now >>

2018 SNIP Registration Form (pdf) >>

Keynote Speaker: Matt Upton

“Putting the Service Back Into Food Service”

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Breezy Point Resort
Hotel Lodging Reservations
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GiveMN - MSNA SNIP ConferenceWe are excited to partner with Second Harvest North Central Food Bank for our service project this year. This branch of Second Harvest serves over 115 hunger relief agencies in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Kanabec and Mille Lacs counties in North Central Minnesota. They are located in Grand Rapids and administer several programs that distribute over 4.5 million pounds of donated and purchased food and grocery products directly to individuals and through agencies that serve the needy.

Participants and Industry Partners will be able to make donations directly online to Second Harvest. We will also be taking donations at the conference.

If your company is interested in sponsoring this event with matching gifts, please contact Heather Yanta at


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2018 State Conference

2018 62nd Annual Conference /

July 29th – August 1st, 2018
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester
30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

2018 Annual Conference – Register Online Now >>

MSNA 2018 Conference Registration Booklet (pdf)



2018 Annual Conference – Rochester Hotel Room Block

Centerstone Plaza Hotel
401 6th St SW Rochester MN 55902
Room Rate $109.00 + tax
Complimentary Courtesy Shuttle to Mayo Civic Center
Free Parking

Double Tree
150 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904
Room Rate $139.00 + tax
Self-Parking rate is $8.00 per day
Deadline is July 7th, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn
225 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904
Room Rate $119.00 + tax
Self-Parking is $8.00 per day
Deadline is July 7th, 2018

Holiday Inn Downtown
220 South Broadway Rochester, MN 55904
Room Rate -$119.00 + tax
Complimentary Parking

The Kahler Grand Hotel
20 2nd Ave Rochester, MN 55902
Room Rate-$129.00 + tax
Parking is $8.00 per day
Deadline is June 28th, 2018


2018 MSNA Event Policy Waiver


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katie Wilson
Monday, July 30

Dr. Wilson, former USDA Under Secretary, former Executive Director for the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), former SNA President, 2008-2009 and spent 23 years as a school foodservice director in Onalaska Wisconsin.


Kelly Swanson
Wednesday, August 1

Kelly Swanson is a funny and motivational speaker and she will share what she has learned about connecting through the use of one tool-strategic story telling.


SNS Exam will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Registration is now open for the SNS Exam and will close on July 08, 2018.  You will need to register for the SNS Exam directly through SNA by downloading the SNS Credentialing Exam Handbook which also has the SNS Registration form and SNS documents needed to send in.
Mayo Civic Center
Rochester MN 55904

Preparing for the SNS Exam

  • Download the  SNS Credentialing Exam Handbook to view the requirements, fees and application form.
  • Purchase the SNS Study Guide & School Food and Nutrition Service Management Book (optional)
  • Use the Resource List to prepare for the exam.
  • On Exam Day
     Arrive at the exam site no less than 30 minutes prior to the exam start time.
     In order to be admitted into the exam, bring the following:
  •  Exam Admission Letter.
  •  Current photo ID (i.e., driver’s license or passport).
  •  Handheld/pocket calculator. Cell phone may not be used as calculator.
  •  Two sharpened # 2 pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils).
     Adhere to the following:
  •  Books, study materials, scratch paper, translation aids are not permitted in the exam room.
  •  Electronic devices and cell phones must be turned off.

Sign up to volunteer at the conference. This is your chance to help and host during the conference. If you have any questions, please contact the MSNA office.
Click here to sign up!


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