67th Annual State Conference 

MSNA for All
August 4-7, 2024

River’s Edge Convention Center | St. Cloud, MN

      

 


 ABOUT THE 2024 CONFERENCE

Thank you for joining us for MSNA’s 67th Annual State Conference, August 4-7, 2024, at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN. Keep reading to learn more about this year's conference.

Why Should I Attend?

  • MSNA is for All! Our 2024 conference theme is "MSNA for All." MSNA is here to support you, wherever you are in your professional development. We strive to provide you the resources you need to excel.
  • Learn how you can improve and enhance your program. The Annual Conference is the "School Event of the Year" and an annual convening for sharing, learning, and networking, and is a time to honor all the work of School Nutrition professionals.
  • There are sessions for everyone. Sessions include fundamentals, menu planning, presentations by MDE, farm-to-school, professional development, and so much more. This is a time for the community of school nutrition directors, managers, staff, and industry partners to come together to grow as professionals. 
  • Stay up-to-date on new products and services. On Tuesday, August 6, spend the day with 100+ companies in the exhibit hall who are excited to showcase their products and services. Learn which new foods you can to implement into your own program! 

 REGISTRATION

 Registration is online only. You will have the option to pay via credit card or be sent an invoice.

 **OUR ADDRESS HAS CHANGED AS OF OCTOBER 2023**

Please mail all checks to 1400 Van Buren St. NE #200-239, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

FULL CONFERENCE MEMBER RATES
  • $220 - Member Pass [$265 after July 10]
  • $240 - Member Director/Purchaser Pass* [$285 after July 10]
FULL CONFERENCE NON-MEMBER RATES
  • $320 - Non-Member Pass [$365 after July 10]
  • $340 - Non-Member Director/Purchaser Pass* [$385 after July 10]
TUESDAY-ONLY RATES
  • $150 - Tuesday Only Pass [$170 after July 10]
  • $170 - Tuesday Only Director/Purchaser Pass* [$190 after July 10]

*Provides access to director/purchaser-only time in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, August 6 - approximately 2 hours additional time. The entire exhibit show runs approximately 4.5 hours.

 
SUNDAY COURSES
  • $210 - ServSafe 8-hour Course & Exam Sunday, August 4, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM (Includes the 8:00 AM-12:00 PM ServSafe renewal course and the 12:30-6:00 PM Part 2 & Exam)
This is a trademarked ServSafe course led by Michelle Hill, FoodSafetyGuy. Includes a ServSafe Food Manager book with exam answer sheet and proctored ServSafe Food Manager examination. A box lunch will be provided.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 19
  •  $100 - ServSafe 4-Hour Renewal Course Sunday, August 4, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
This is a "refresher" course and only for those who need 4 hours of training. This is a trademarked ServSafe class led by Michelle Hill, FoodSafetyGuy. The certificate for four (4) CEUs will be issued electronically after class and must be printed and sent to MDH along with the renewal application and $35.00 to the address printed on the back of the application form. Lunch is NOT provided. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 19

 

Registering a Group?

Both members and non-members are able to register groups through the registration form. If you would like to register a group, select the button below and log-in using your member username and password. If you have never created an account with MSNA, you will be able to set up an account. You will then have the option to register your group as guests. Accepted payments include pay via credit card or check.

Let's get registered!


HOTEL/LODGING

Book your lodging here

LODGING OPTIONS: Best Western Plus Kelly Inn; Holiday Inn & Suites

**THE COURTYARD MARRIOT HAS SOLD OUT


2024 SCHEDULE

2024 Schedule Outline

Full schedule coming June 2024!


2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Jon Colby

“Laugh Provoking.” “Engaging.” “Refreshing.”

Jon Colby has been empowering people all over the world with improv for over 24 years. From presenting to performing, his engaging and interactive approach has successfully helped audiences across the world to be better communicators, leaders, teammates, salespeople, and even school nutrition professionals!

Jon combines his master’s in education and his background in theatre to craft a meaningful and interactive experience where audiences have the opportunity to apply what they learn. As a graduate from the world-famous Second City Conservatory comedy program and an educator with 15 years of classroom experience, he is able to keep an audience laughing while sharing practical knowledge that can be put to use right away.  He has motivated and entertained hundreds of clients, including some of the nation’s top companies and organizations.

April Lewis

April Lewis empowers individuals to be the highest versions of themselves so they become healthy, happy, high-achievers. She is the CEO of the A. Lewis Academy, Inc., a learning and development consultancy based in Florida. As a keynote speaker, national trainer, and Executive Coach she takes an “inside–out approach” to personal, professional, and organizational transformation.

Lewis is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Health Coach, and Best-Selling Author of “The Missing Piece in Forgiveness.” She equips professionals with relevant tools and strategies to manage stress and increase resiliency. Lewis is a U.S. Army veteran and Gold Star Wife. She is a first-generation graduate of the University of South Carolina and a native of Mobile, AL.

Learn more about the keynotes


 

2024 EXHIBITORS

  •  Exhibitors, please visit the exhibitor page for the prospectus, registration, forms, and other information.

 


 

SERVICE PROJECT

MSNA is partnering with Feeding Area Children Together (FACT) for 2024. FACT is a non-profit founded in St. Cloud, Minnesota, offering free meals to K-8 students facing food insecurity. Around one in five students in Central Minnesota suffer from hunger, leading to potential learning and behavioral difficulties. FACT steps in by supplying food to students during weekends and on school breaks, ensuring they have access to food outside of school hours. Learn more here.

 

 


GET INVOLVED AT THE 2024 CONFERENCE

Information about our service project, education scholarship raffle, and other activities will be posted soon! 

Visit the MSNA Facebook Page for past conference photos.

 


  

 

 Questions? Please contact MSNA at [email protected] or 320-251-2344.