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2018 Fall Conference & Food Show - Attendees
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10/16/2018 to 10/17/2018
When: Tuesday, October 16-17, 2018
Where: DCU Center
50 Foster Avenue
Worcester, Massachusetts  01608
United States
Contact: Caroline Santayana

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General Information

This conference program provides a unique opportunity to hear from some national speakers on the power of our words, how to communicate with Generation Z, and how to overcome barriers in everyday life. There will be a panel of students with valuable insight into our programs and another panel of key players working to implement Hunger Solutions in Massachusetts. Hear from some of our local favorite speakers including Rob Leshin with the DESE update, and Ken and Janice Watt will demo some recipes with no more than 5 ingredients!

As part of our celebration of Massachusetts, we will have a pep rally before dinner Tuesday night – show your school spirit by wearing you district’s team colors. Tuesday dress code will be casual to encourage participation from everyone!

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: One half of the registration fee will be refunded for all cancellations received before September 28, 2018.


Photo Session

Our professional photographer will take your photo to use for your district newsletter, website, and your LinkedIn profile. Sessions will be limited and reservations and pre-assigned times must be made in advance. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity you must send your request in by email to or indicate this when you register for the conference online. Reservations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Certification Education Units (CEUs)

Day 1: 5
Day 2: 6
Food Show: 1
Full Conference (total CEUs available): 12


Rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester. Call 508-753-5700 and mention the SNA of Mass. conference to secure the special rate of $143 for single or double occupancy. Parking is across the street in the covered garage. Please pull behind the hotel to unload your luggage prior to parking your car.

DIRECTIONS DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608 For directions: For parking information and additional options:


SNA has secured a flat rate of $7.00 per day in the Major Taylor Blvd. Municipal Garage – 30 Major Taylor Blvd. (diagonally across from the DCU Center) on the corner of Major Taylor Blvd. and MLK Jr. Blvd. (formerly Central St.) off of exit 16 from Rt. 290. This is the only garage that we can validate for a discounted rate.

Use Google Maps for directions. DO NOT  USE THE GARAGE MAILING ADDRESS IN Mapquest or in your GPS. It will not bring you to the correct location for the garage entrance. The entrance is on MLK Jr. Blvd on the right just before Major Taylor Blvd.

When you arrive you will get a ticket from the entrance gate dispenser. Take this ticket with you when you leave your car! When you arrive at the conference we will validate your parking ticket. When you leave the conference you must stop at the APS (Automated Pay Stations) in the Level 1 lobby of the garage on the corner of Major Taylor Blvd and MLK Jr. Blvd.


After a long day of learning strategies and discovering new products to enhance your program, let your hair down and enjoy an evening of celebration at this casual-dress school spirit event!

Wear your school district team colors and enjoy tailgate games from 4:30-6:00 pm. As you enter the pep rally, a networking stationed dinner will be served. Come cheer on our Industry Member of the Year and other award winners! There will be prizes for best school spirit, best cheer, and more! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes to dance the night away! Dinner is included with a full conference registration. If you are registering for only Day One or Day Two and would like to attend this dinner, please register for the dinner as well.

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