Exciting Conference Features to Experience
From inspirational keynote sessions to hot topics and networking events galore, everything you know and love about the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo? is included in this year’s program — plus these amazing new additions!
Extra Networking Event. You asked for more networking opportunities, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics listened! Immediately following Opening Session on Saturday, October 26, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., there will be a special networking opportunity in the Grand Hall of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Connect with colleagues and meet new friends while enjoying festive fall beverages.
New Educational Tracks. For attendees looking to develop business and communications skills, the new Career Development and Advancement track offers 12 applicable sessions on topics such as leadership, mentoring and being an entrepreneur. Seven sessions in the Behavioral and Mental Health track focus on eating disorders, body image and more. The Business and Communications track includes information about building a practice and professional relationships. Attend up to 12 sessions in the Diversity and Cultural Competence track, including poster sessions, global culinary traditions and more. And be sure to check out the Gut and Digestive Health track of nine sessions covering gastrointestinal disorders, cutting-edge therapies and beyond.
More Learning Styles. Not everyone learns the same way, so FNCE? 2019 is offering more ways than ever to engage and gather new information. The Conversation Series in Room 114 – Lecture Hall will feature in-depth one-on-one conversations with experts, leaders and innovators on topics including leadership, emerging technologies and more. Ninety-minute expert panel discussions will feature a moderator and up to three panelists presenting perspectives on a specific topic. Controversies in Practice sessions will address some of the most contentious issues facing the profession, including detoxification, the ketogenic diet and more. One way these issues will be presented is through an interactive point/counterpoint format featuring experts with differing perspectives.
Scavenger Hunt. Using the FNCE? app, attendees will be able to participate in Mission Nutrition! by visiting specific booths at the Expo, answering questions correctly to earn points and scanning an onsite QR code. The game features a live leaderboard and offers prizes to top- scoring participants.
Longer DPG/MIG Showcase. To give attendees more time to explore all the dietetic practice groups and member interest groups available, this showcase will be extended by one hour. Visit the Showcase and join a DPG or MIG on Monday, October 28, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Arch Street Bridge (200 Level) of the convention center.
FNCE? Front Row. So, you definitely can’t get to Philadelphia? The Academy is pleased to offer live streaming of seven highly anticipated sessions, including all three keynote speaker sessions. Earn up to 11.5 CPEUs while learning from experts and networking via session chats. Registration for FNCE? Front Row is $249, which includes access to the recordings for one year.