While no one imagined that the conference would be held entirely online, over the past few weeks, Tisch Food Center's Pam Koch, SNEB Conference Chair and President-Elect, has been working closely with staff to ensure a meaningful, productive, professionally-useful online conference. The same quality programming, cutting-edge research, evidence-based resources and tools, and opportunities to enhance advocacy skills will be provided. Many speakers are busy tweaking their sessions to best accommodate the online platform and to reflect impacts from the global pandemic.
“The relevance of our conference theme, What Food Future?, has only increased in the past several months. The global pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of our food system and social inequities... Achieving food security, through a right-based approach to adequate and nourishing food for all, has become a critical goal. Communities across the globe are expanding food pantries and restaurants are providing meals in novel ways. For school meals, the federal government has issued several waivers for school meals to feed communities. These are changes for a better food future…Food and nutrition education is more important than ever.” - Pam Koch, SNEB Conference Chair & President-Elect
For the 2020 Annual Conference, SNEB is forging new ways to create meaningful educational and professional development opportunities.
You will be able to:
- Connect with each other and with speakers through simultaneous chats during sessions and afterwards, enhancing engagement for those from time zones around the globe
- Participate in sessions with virtual breakout rooms for small group interactions.
- Maximize networking by immediately emailing speakers and other attendees, instead of having a stack of business cards collect dust post-conference
SNEB’s annual conference will imagine and plan for how nutrition education, rooted in food, can move us to a new food future. Imagine schools with gardening, cooking, and scratch-cooked school meals as a matter of course. We are reducing our carbon footprint, expanding our reach, and diving into the question, What Food Future?
Register to join us for SNEB online, July 20 to 24, and tell your friends and colleagues!
Registration closes July 16, 2020.