2017 NJ SNA Annual Conference, November 8 - 10

November 08, 2017
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Tropicana Resort and Casino
Brighton and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The New Jersey School Nutrition Association is proud to offer another great conference, Wednesday - Friday, November 8th – 10th, 2017 at the Tropicana in Atlantic City!  Wednesday offers pre-conference classes targeted to directors and managers, as well as the SNA credentialing exam for those desiring to earn their School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential.  To conclude the first day, there will be an evening reception with industry professionals to provide a great opportunity for networking. Thursday kicks off with a variety of breakout sessions and an opening general session that you will not want to miss! Our opening keynote speaker, Lee Rubin,  a professional athlete, will inspire and motivate you to realize your full potential while sharing his professional and personal experiences. Following the keynote speaker will be a cooking demo and the exhibit hall! Later that evening, plan to enjoy an evening reception with a light buffet, where there will be fun, food and drink specials. Friday continues with more breakout sessions and finishes with our special guest speaker, Food Network TV star, author, restaurant owner, and internationally acclaimed, Chef Marcus Samuelsson!  .

The conference is packed full of training choices that will help you earn those professional development hours - and provide tips and information that will assist you in building your “Boardwalk Empire” school nutrition program! Extremely reasonable rates are once again available to School Nutrition Association (SNA) members, who register no later than October 6, 2017.

*By signing up to become a SNA member before the conference, you can receive the member registration rate....click here to join SNA online.  Or, the membership application can be downloaded at this link, and payment mailed in to SNA at their Baltimore, MD address at the bottom of the application form.

Two registration packages are availabe...below are the Early Bird Rates, good until October 6, 2017:  (PLEASE NOTE:  A WAIVER HAS BEEN GRANTED BY NJ DEPT. OF ED, TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO COVER THE COST OF ATTENDEES FOR OVERNIGHT TRAVEL TO THIS CONFERENCE, FOR THE NIGHTS OF NOVEMBER 8 AND 9,  A copy of this waiver approval letter can be found below.)  

Full Conference Package:  $250 ($300 after 10/6/17) for members; $375 ($425 after 10/6/17) for non-SNA members; includes:

  • Two nights lodging at the Tropicana (Wed & Thurs, Nov 8 & 9) Attendees must make their own hotel reservations - see below **
  • All training sessions Wed - Friday
  • Entrance to the exhibits (Thursday)
  • Wednesday evening networking reception
  • Thursday evening reception with light buffet 


Two-day Package:  $150 ($200 after 10/6/17) for members; $275 ($325 after 10/6/17) for non-SNA members; includes:

  • One night's lodging at the Tropicana (Attendees must make their own hotel reservations - see below**)
  • Two days of training (must indicate which 2 days you will attend)
  • Either Wednesday evening networking reception OR Thursday's evening reception with light buffet
  • Entrance to the exhibits (Thursday)


**PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR:  All conference attendees must make their own hotel reservations directly with the Tropicana...call 800-247-8767 and let them know it is for the NJ School Nutrition Association Conference, OR make reservations on-line by clicking here.  At check-out you will not be billed for the lodging that is included with your registration package (incidental charges are your responsibility).  THE LAST DATE TO RESERVE THE HOTEL ROOM AND HAVE IT INCLUDED WITH THE REGISTRATION FEE IS OCTOBER 18, 2017.


Questions?  Contact the NJ SNA office at 973-570-6798 or at admin@nj-sna.org





$300.00 Full Conference Package, SNA Members
$250.00 Earlybird rate before October 6

$425.00 Full Conference Package, non-SNA Member
$375.00 Earlybird rate before October 6

$200.00 Two Day Package, SNA member
$150.00 Earlybird rate before October 6

$325.00 Two Day Package, non-SNA member
$275.00 Earlybird rate before October 6


2017 NJSNA Conference Registration Packet

DRAFT Conference Schedule

Letter Approving Waiver to Dept of Ed Travel Restrictions