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ILSNA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Attendee Registration

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 04:15 PM
Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, USA

Leading with Vision is the theme of the 2019 ILSNA Annual Conference & Expo.

Your 2019 Conference planning team is excited to announce that this year’s Conference is going to leave you feeling energized as you kick off the start to summer and eager to get back to your cafeterias to LEAD your teams, students and administration into a new VISION of all the wonderful things we do in our kitchens and cafeterias every day.  

Session Topics Include:

  • Leadership
  • Money Management
  • Social Media
  • ISBE Update
  • and Much More!

We look forward to seeing everyone again this year.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, June 23, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. S.T.A.R. Program - Mentor Training (Mentors are required to attend training)

Monday, June 24, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ILSNA/ISBE School Nutrition S.T.A.R. Program

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Welcome Remarks Presented by Meghan Gibbons

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     General Session: Sticks and Stories Exposed

Presented by Logan Weber

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                

Breakout Session 1  IMRF Presented by Paul Pairse

Breakout Session 2  Food Production Records Presented by Leah Erke

Breakout Session 3   I’m Spread So Thin, You Can Almost See Thru Me Presented by Logan Weber

Breakout Session 4  Simple Solutions to Personal Wellness Presented by Bart Christian

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1  Herbs & Spices Presented by Lara Barr

Breakout Session 2  Design Your Café Your Way Presented by Marcus Sheldon

Breakout Session 3  Legislative Update

Breakout Session 4  Simple Solutions to Dealing with Change Presented by Bart Christian

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 1  Meal Pattern Changes as of July 1st / ISBE  

Presented by Deb Kains & Beth Fitsimmons/ISBE

Breakout Session 2  Admin/Manager Collaboration for Menu & Recipe Planning Presented by Stefanie Giannini & Margo Gusman

Breakout Session 3   Pathways to Universal School Meals: CEP & Provisions Presented by Alison Maurice/FRAC

Breakout Session 4   Simple Solutions to Working with Difficult People

Presented by Bart Christian

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 1 Putting Your Vision to Work/Round Table Activity Presented by Jill Mosher & Teresa Parlapiano

Breakout Session 2 Culinary Sensory Presented by Tami Johnson

Breakout Session 3 Maximizing Participation in Summer and After-School Meals Presented by Alison Maurice/FRAC

Breakout Session 4 Leadership Round Table - Best Practices Presented by Renee Beauchamp

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.        Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.        Dinner/Awards/Installation

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.      Welcome Entertainment - live performance by The Messengers

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.         Breakfast & ILSNA Business Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         SNA Update/Leadership Journey

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                

Breakout Session 1  Plate Waste Presented by Kristin Bogdonas

Breakout Session 2  Menu Ideation Presented by David Grotto

Breakout Session 3   Get Fresh/Produce Facts Presented by Pete Sikorski

Breakout Session 4   Best Practices for Increasing Breakfast Participation/Universal Breakfast After the Bell Presented by Alison Maurice/FRAC

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     

Breakout Session 1   Lettuce, Lemons and Learning Presented by Carol Ericksom

Breakout Session 2   Planning & Building Partnerships for Summer and After-School Meals Presented by Alison Maurice/FRAC

Breakout Session 3   To Be Determined Presented by Ken Wasco

Breakout Session 4   Labor & Training Presented by Kymberly Wroble

11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.   ILSNA Expo Grand Opening

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.     ISBE Update Presented by Roxanne Ramage

3:50 p.m. Basket Raffles & Giveaways

3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m.       Industry Advisory Board Meeting


HOTEL INFORMATION

Hilton Chicago / Oakbrook Suites

10 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Room block under Illinois School Nutrition Association available for $149 per night plus tax. To make a reservation call 1-800-HILTONS. Be sure to mention Illinois School Nutrition Association to receive the room block rate.

Or

Hilton Garden Inn Oakbrook Terrace

1000 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Room block under Illinois School Nutrition Association available for $139 per night plus tax. To make a reservation call 1-877-STAYHGI. Be sure to mention Illinois School Nutrition Association to receive the room block rate.

Questions?? Contact Lisa Kamper at info@ilsna.net or (850) 765-2960

If the above hotels are sold out please see the additional Overflow hotels below:

DoubleTree Chicago - Oak Brook

Chicago Marriott Oakbrook

Comfort Suites Oakbrook Terrace Chicago

Holiday Inn Chicago - Oakbrook

Staybridge Suites Chicago - Oakbrook

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