2017 Fall Conference


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Register Now! Registration Deadline: October 2nd 2017


Friday, October 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM CDT
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
1717 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612

Driving Directions 

Registration Costs

$70.00- Full Conference for SNA Members/Retired Members

$140.00- Full Conference for Guest/Non Member

$100.00- Saturday only for SNA Members/Retired Members

$115.00- Saturday only for Guest/Non Member 

          Featured Conference Events 

Friday October 6th:

  • SNS Credentialing Exam 1:00-5:00pm (see details listed below)
  • Capitol Plaza Kitchen & Facilities Tour: 1:30-2:30pm (more details to come)
  • Conference Registration 2:00-5:00pm
  • First Timers Reception 5:30-6:00pm
  • Welcoming Ceremony with Hors d'Oeuvres & Drinks Reception 6:00-7:00pm
  • Friday's Night Social, featuring Game Show Night by Game Show Nite! 7:00-9:00pm

Saturday October 7th:

  • Registration 7:00-12:00pm
  • Wellness Walk 7:00-7:30am
  • Opening General Session, breakfast served 8:00-9:00am  

1st Training Sessions: 9:15-11:15am (Choose One)

1. Navigating Change by Scott Lesnick 

2. Communicating Clearly; Even in the Hot Seat: Tackling Tough Questions by Robyn Stuewe

3. The HACCP Review Game by KSDE 

  • Industry Show 11:30-1:30pm

2nd Breakout Session 1:30-3:30pm (Choose one)

1. Increasing Productivity by Scott Lesnick
2. Communicating Clearly; Even in the Hot Seat: Tackling Tough Questions by    Robyn Stuewe
3. Helping Your Supervisor Help You by KSDE 
  • All Presidents Reception 5:00-5:45pm
  • Dinner & Awards Banquet 6:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday Night Social, featuring live band and drinks, Sponsored by Synergy 8:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday October 8th:

  • Wellness Walk 7:00-7:30am
  • Non-Denominational Church 7:30-8:15am
  • Breakfast & Closing General Session 8:30-10:30am 


Hotel Information

SNA-KS Hotel Rate: $94 plus applicable taxes and fees per night.

Hotel reservations can be made either online by the link listed below or by calling the hotel registration desk at (785) 431-7200.  To receive the SNA-KS hotel rate of $94.00/night please use the code SNA when registering online or mention SNA when making reservation via phone. Reservation Deadline: September 15th 2017

Reserve online at:  https://reservations.travelclick.com/13576?groupID=1544422

** Special Offer**

SNA-KS will reimburse you or your school district $94.00 to assist with lodging costs. To ensure you receive this special discount please note the following criteria:

  • Rooms must be booked two individuals to a room for two nights stay, both Friday and Saturday evening.
  • Reimbursement will not be provided to those who only have one individual in the room and/or those who stayed for 1 nights lodging.
  • Please include both names on the hotel reservation. You must pay the full SNA-KS hotel rate as listed above to the hotel and you will then be reimbursed after the conference from SNA-KS. 
  • Reimbursement forms will be available on the SNA-KS website and also at the conference registration desk.

SNS Credentialing Exam

Make plans now to take the SNS Credentialing Exam.  The exam will take place on Friday October 6th from 1-5pm. To sign up and for more information please go to https://schoolnutrition.org/sns/

Event Contact

Jennifer Tatro
School Nutrition Association of Kansas