2017 Conferences

2017 Annual State Conference Call for Proposals

The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is accepting proposals for educational sessions at the 2017 annual conference, July 31st-August 2,2017 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

Session Information

Each proposed session will focus on one of four Key Areas identified in the USDA Professional Standards. MSNA is looking for proposals on all topics listed. Msna-2017-Call-For-Proposals-cfp-topics

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 are for 1 hour timeslots 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.

  • Requirements: 60-minute, interactive lecture session on a specific topic that is presented and discussed.
  • Includes a brief question and answer within the 60-minute presentation.
  • Maximum of 3 speakers/panelists per session.
  • Sessions are set theater style and typically accommodate 150-200 attendees per session.

Please note: Education Sessions are NOT to be used as a sales or promotional platform for any speaker’s company, products, or services. MSNA reserves the right to halt speakers from this practice if the situation arises during their presentation.

 Submission of Proposals The individual submitting the proposal is considered the primary contact. *The primary contact must provide contact information for ALL speakers, including name, address, phone number and email address. The primary contact will be notified of the committee’s decision by January 15, 2017.

Proposals must be submitted by filling out online application through Survey Monkey. Click here to get started.  All submissions must be in by December 31, 2016 to be considered.

Questions contact the MSNA office


2017 MSNA Legislative Conference
February 28, 2017
St. Paul MN


2017 MSNA Industry Conference
May 11-12, 2017
Breezy Point Resort
Breezy Point MN


2017 61st Annual Conference
July 30-August 2, 2017
Vendor Show-August 1, 2017
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
Duluth, MN
NOTE: The MSNA hotel block for Duluth will not open until March 15, 2017


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Click here for workshop session handouts (dropbox link) for the 60th MSNA Conference

Photos from 2016 Conference. (Flickr)