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Expo & Education Event

2021 School Nutrition Expo & Education Event

Friday, April 16th - Greater Columbus Convention Center & Hyatt Regency-Columbus, Ohio


New this year!  Please join us on April 16th IN PERSON in Columbus for the first SNA of Ohio Expo & Education event!  This one-day event will include morning educational sessions (to include both school and industry members) and an afternoon School Nutrition Expo!  Earn up to 5 CEUs!  

Attendee Information:
Click here for Attendee Information - including the full schedule of events, link to a justification letter template, hotel information, parking information (includes school and non-exhibiting industry attendees).   

Online registration link: https://snao.formstack.com/forms/2021expoandeducation (register by April 8th)
 
Click here to view the event waiver and safety protocols.
 
Click here to download the SCHOOL DISTRICT justification letter template (word doc.) to customize and present to your leadership to assist with approval to attend (word doc).

Exhibitor Information

Please note that the exhibit booth reservation deadline was March 16th.


Online exhibitor application link: https://snao.formstack.com/forms/2021exhibitorapp_expoed (register by March 16th) 

Click here to download the INDUSTRY justification letter template (word doc.) to customize and present to your leadership to assist with approval to exhibit/attend (word doc).

Schedule of Events

Updated April 2, 2021 - Please note the updated Hyatt Ballroom and Breakfast timeline below.  

Please note that morning events are held at the Union Ballroom (2nd floor in the Hyatt), and the Expo is held in Exhibit Hall A (ground floor) in the Greater Columbus Convention Center – connected to the Hyatt)
 
8:00-9:00 – Registration/Check in at the Hyatt Regency - Union Ballroom
Please note that all attendees for morning sessions (including exhibitors attending the morning sessions) should check in at the registration desk at the 2nd Floor Union Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency.  (Exhibitors will check in at the exhibit hall to receive their booth information, but ALL attendees for the morning sessions must check in at the ballroom).  
 
8:00-8:45 – Served Breakfast in the Regency Ballroom
Please arrive to the Ballroom no later than 8:45 for the served breakfast.  
 
9:00-10:00 - Celebrate and Innovate!
1 hour CEU 4120 – Program Promotion
Presenter:  Jon Colby
It’s time to celebrate all of the hard work and creativity that you and your teams have shown throughout this challenging time. The more we allow creativity with our team, the more great ideas we come up with to overcome obstacles. Industry members/Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in this session for the opportunity to connect with school attendees to foster relationships to encourage higher attendance of the Expo.
 
10:30-11:30 - Know Your Team: Building Relationships
1 hour CEU 3210 – Staff Management
Presenter:  Jon Colby
When people have good relationships at work, they are more productive, volunteer to help each other more often, have fewer attendance issues, and are far less likely to quit their job (Forbes). In this keynote, we will dive into “The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” with a goal of making our staff feel valued and connected. Everyone will leave with actionable takeaways to put into practice immediately without taking too much time away from other daily duties.
 
11:45-12:45 – COVID Strategies, Tips, and Tricks
1 hour CEU 3240 – Administration/Emergency Plans
Presenters:  Jennifer Hirsch, Crestwood Local SD; Tiffany McCleese, West Clermont Local SD; Deanne Pastva, Amherst Exempted Village SD; Janelle Brunswick, Mason City SD; Ashley Morena, Canton Local SD
Hear from directors from various district sizes from around the state about successful tactics that have been helpful during these uncertain times.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A, as well.  This session is focused toward school district attendees, but industry members are welcomed to attend and participate in this session.
 
1:00-3:30 – School Nutrition Expo – Convention Center Exhibit Hall A
2 hours CEU 2430 – Purchase Food, Supplies, & Equipment
Always a highlight, the Expo will include the newest products, equipment, and services available to school nutrition personnel! We will also hold our annual industry fundraiser raffle during the Expo.  You may purchase 50/50 tickets onsite by cash, check, or credit card.  The winner will be drawn at 2:30 p.m., and you must be present to win.