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7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis 46219

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Fantastic General Session Speakers

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Logan Weber
Opening General Session: Thursday, 9:00am
Breakout Session:  Thursday, 10:10am

 Logan Weber is a motivational speaker for Weber Associates. Passionate about servant-leadership and positively influencing the world around him, in high school Logan co-founded the non-profit organization Dry Tears, which constructed deep-water wells and irrigation systems in rural Africa and South America. In 2008, Dry Tears received the Helping Hands Award from United Way. From a top-ranked athlete on Georgia’s Junior PGA Tour, to student government president in high school, to a founding member and officer of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Kennesaw State University, Logan has always been involved in various leadership roles. While finishing up his degree in Communications, Logan earned awards and recognition for his performance in sales and management roles with nationally recognized companies including Courier Express, New Balance, Advocare and T-Mobile. Logan speaks to thousands of professionals, educators, and students across the country each year, and was the keynote speaker at this year's School Nutrition Association National Leadership Conference in sunny Long Beach, California! 

Click HERE for a message from Logan!


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Amy Dee
Opening General Session: Friday, 9:15am
Breakout Session:  Friday, 10:45am

Amy Dee is recognized by audiences across the country as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian. Her message and music rise above the boundaries of gender, age, and occupation.  Amy's hilarious stories coupled with valuable brain and behavior content propels audiences to live, act, and work better. Her authentic spirit and down to earth approach have made her asought-after speaker throughout the United States.  Amy’s background is as diverse as her audiences. She once ran a non-profit where she
managed five hundred volunteers and organized multiple fundraisers that culminated in an eight-hour telethon.
Amy lived in Norway from 1994-2003, and while learning to speak, read and write in
Norwegian, she started a photo calendar business in her home. Within two years, her
company grew to become the biggest producer of photo calendars in Scandinavia.
Amy returned to college at age forty-three to obtain her RN degree. She was nominated
for Nurse of the Year on three separate occasions during her nine-year practice as a
Psychiatric RN. Amy has been a stand-up comic and a voice-over artist for radio. She
is the author of four books, and continues to write hilarious song parodies.
Amy is married to Steve, her Prince Charming. Her greatest source of pride remains in
watching her two beautiful grown up daughters, Christine, and Sofi navigate the world.

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Nancy Rice, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., SNS

Opening General Session:  Saturday, 8:15am
Installation of 2018-19 Officers:  Friday am 
New Executive Board Orientation  

Nancy is the current State Director of the School Nutrition Division of the Georgia Department of Education.  She has been in this position for nearly ten years.  As for past experience, Nancy was a local school Nutrition Services Director for 15 years, a State Agency Area Specialist for nine years, an Assistant Director of Dietetics for three years, and a Clinical Dietitian at two metro Atlanta Hospitals for four years.  Nancy was also an adjunct professor of Food Systems Management at Georgia State University in Atlanta for seven years.  

 In 2010-2011, Nancy had the honor of being the national School Nutrition Association President. She has held numerous other positions nationally and in Georgia, as well.   Nancy has two degrees from the University of Georgia and is a Licensed, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  She is also credentialed as a School Nutrition Specialist and is certified by the SNA.  Nancy has two wonderful grown children and one perfect grandchild. She also has a kind, loving husband of 42 years.


Preconference Opportunity!!!

What:  Nutrition 101:  A Taste of Food and Fitness, 4th Edition 

When:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 • 8:00 am 

Where:  Indianapolis Marriott East (Veterans 1)

This 8-hour course qualifies for SNA core course certification level 1. This training provides a basic overview of nutrition with an emphasis on the importance of balance in daily food choices and the inclusion of physical activity as a key component to good health. The training incorporates a variety of learning activities including short physical activity boosters.

TARGET AUDIENCE – Managers, Food Service Assistants/Technicians but all are WELCOME! 

KEY AREA: 1: Nutrition

Fee:  $75 (Includes training, materials and lunch)

*NOTE:  You do not have to be registered for the annual conference in order to take advantage of this preconference opportunity, but you must use the online registration option below or the printable form.  Just bypass the conference information.  


Industry & Attendee Highlights


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When: Friday, November 9th

12:30pm - 1:30pm Director/Buyer Hour
1:30pm - 4:30pm Open to all! 

Where:  Indiana State Fairgrounds (Champions Pavilion) 

IMPORTANT:  Be sure to RSVP for transporation to and from the Exhibit Fair if you plan to take advantage of it.  You may also park at the Indiana State Fairgrounds at $5 per vehicle



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Come see the latest innovations from our industry partners in small group, roundtable, format.  Learning at it's peak efficiency.

                              Thursday, November 8th • 2:30pm - 4:30pm 


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In Culinary Bites, each participant will work his or her way through six “bite-sized” culinary training sessions.  The Operations Research Committe is working hard to make the 2nd year of this event even better than the 1st with new ideas!  Each session will be taught by experienced trainers and you will learn new tips and tricks that can be put to use in your daily school meal preparation!

Saturday, November 10th • 9:25-11:50am

 Entertainment & Networking 

"Local Indiana" Tasting Reception

Thursday, November 8th • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Freedom Hall 

Sponsored by:

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 Comedy "Sportz" Indianpolis 

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Friday, November 9th • Immediately Following Dinner
Grand Ballroom

Sponsored in part by:

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Registration Options

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*Please read the information on the Online registration page before beginning registration!!!*


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Reminder: The registration form is a fillable .pdf document. 
Download and save, type in text areas, save again and then send to Ashley at [email protected]!  No need to waste paper or time on scanning and/or faxing! 


Please use the button below to be directed to accommodations information for this year's event. 

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