2019 MSNA Annual Conference Call For Proposals Now Open!

By  •  November 1, 2018 at 10:36 am

The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is accepting proposals for educational sessions at the 2019 annual conference, August 4-7, 2019 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud MN.

Session Information:
MSNA is seeking proposals that address one of the School Nutrition Association’s four Key Areas:


  • Topics must be current and may be relevant to school nutrition regulations or general operations.
  • Sessions are set theater style and typically accommodate 150-200 attendees per session.
  • Maximum of 3 speakers/panelists per session.
  • 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 one-hour timeslots on a specific topic and will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the conference. Sessions will run concurrently. Speakers are highly encouraged to repeat the educational session if enough time slots are available.

 MSNA adopts the national School Nutrition Association policy on marketing of industry products or services:

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 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, 2019
Speaker Information:

  • Speakers agree to be available on any day which MSNA assigns the session.
  • Speakers are expected to make their own travel arrangements unless otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing.
  • Speakers do not have to be members of MSNA.


  • Please note that special consideration will be given to topics that align with MSNA’s 2019 Strategic Focus. It is strongly encouraged that proposal submitters review the preferred topic list and consider the topics listed prior to starting the application.
  • All presenters invited to speak must comply with MSNA’s speaker agreement.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Proposal application process, please feel free to email your questions to Tara Forner  tforner@district745.org or the MSNA office at minnsna@gmail.com