Annual Conference

ILSNA 2017 Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is right around the corner! June 20-22 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Thank you to the following sponsors:

General Mills Kohl Wholesale
Mirkovich-Casper Waypoint
Gordon Food Service JTM Food Group
Advance Pierre Midwest Dairy Council

Click here to view the agenda and hotel information. Registration will be handled onsite.


Join the Illinois School Nutrition Association this Summer in Tinley Park, IL.

The 2017 Annual ILSNA State Conference will be held June 20-22, 2017 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Join our enthusiastic and diverse crowd of school nutrition professionals, industry members, and allied organizations as we come together for a conference experience that is sure to be one of the most informative, engaging and exciting that ILSNA has offered!

This year's conference theme is "Balancing Progress." Come prepared for engaging speakers, sessions and a little bit of networking fun!

Pre-Conference sessions will include the a Smarter Shopping Techniques sponsored by Jewel Osco and Procuring Local Foods presented by the Institute of Child Nutrition on Tuesday, June 20.

You'll gain new ideas from our inspiring KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, including Biggest Loser Season 16 Runner-Up Sonya Jones, Joel Pedersen and SNA Director Lilly Bouie. We are also proud to offer a variety of INFORMATIVE PRESENTATIONS from experts in their respective fields. Topics include Consumer Trends, Food Marketing, Cafeteria Design, Kitchen Techniques Best Practices, Menu Optimization, and leadership sessions, just to name a few.

Your time in Tinley Park will provide an excellent opportunity to NETWORK with colleagues and CONNECT with professionals across the state. We hope you enjoy our Tuesday evening casino night emcee'd by Elvis! Our Wednesday evening banquet will be a celebration of the 67 years ILSNA has been serving its members and Illinois Schools. The evening will conclude with a special Chopped event featuring 4 professional chefs!

All sessions, meals, exhibits and entertainment are included in the registration fee. As a school nutrition professional, you will gain a wealth of information, broaden your network of colleagues, and have a lot of fun along the way!

**Register today to qualify for the early-bird rate; registration must be completed by May 19, 2017 to receive this rate. After this date, the registration rate will increase.

Looking forward to seeing you at the ILSNA 66th Annual Conference.

Karen Kempf, SNS
President-Elect, Conference Co-Chair

Meghan Gibbons, RD, LDN, SNS
Vice President, Conference Co-Chair

Early Bird Member Fees
Full Conference $200
Tuesday or Wednesday Only $160
Thursday Only $145

Early Bird Non-Member Fees
Full Conference $250
Tuesday or Wednesday Only $200
Thursday Only $150