MSNA 2018 State Annual Conference Call for Proposals is now open!

By  •  October 31, 2017 at 12:37 pm

The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is accepting proposals for educational sessions at the 2018 annual conference, July 29-August 1, 2018 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, 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.
  • 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. 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:

Pre-Conference and 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:

  • Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 pm CT on November 30, 2017, to be considered.
  • Link to submit proposal
  • 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 December 15, 2017. Each proposal will be reviewed by the committee  based on its focus and meeting the needs of the conference attendees.
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 2017 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 Melissa Anderson at