Academy Programs: FNCE

Academy Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™

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FNCE® 2018
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FNCE® 2018 Verbiage
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Attending FNCE® Delivers a Positive Return on Investment
Nothing could provide you with a greater value than the career benefits you’ll receive from
attending FNCE®. After all, it’s where you can learn the latest scientific information on food and nutrition, discover new dietetic trends, connect with peers and access the top experts—all in just four days. And you’ll learn how to apply your updated skills and knowledge, enabling you to immediately improve your employer’s overall workplace practices and performance. The return on investment will be evident in the bottom line! Visit to learn more today.

Attend FNCE® to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Dietetics
Advance your career by being up to date on the latest in dietetics. FNCE® offers a number of must-attend events where you can gain insights while also earning CPE. Don’t miss out on sessions featuring emerging trends such as brain health, cannabis, big data, artificial intelligence, new counseling techniques and much more! Learn more about all advanced programming available at FNCE®. Registration now open. Visit to learn more today.

Judy Woodruff, National News Anchor and Journalist Announced as FNCE® Keynote
Judy Woodruff has covered news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS, and is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television. As one of the world’s most prominent journalists Judy will bring pioneering reporting experience and insight into the changing political landscape. Visit to learn more today.
Make Plans to Attend FNCE®
Attend FNCE® for access to new trends, perspectives from expert speakers and practical applications you can apply right away. FNCE® provides all the elements essential for career advancement including over 130 exciting educational sessions, face-to-face networking, the Expo and much more. Make sure to check out the payment plan option available! Visit to learn more today.

What’s in Store at FNCE®?
Experience dynamic educational opportunities not available elsewhere. Gain access to new trends, perspectives from expert speakers and applications that you can apply to practice immediately. Plus, review products and services from over 375 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest offerings in food and nutrition. Make plans to attend the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™, October 20-23 in Washington, D.C. Visit to learn more today.

Attend FNCE® and Benefit from Outcomes-Based Education
All educational sessions at FNCE® are designed to advance the profession. 95% of the sessions are Level 2 and Level 3 and are presented by content experts. In addition, practice applications are incorporated into every session to ensure that what you learn, you can implement on the job. Don’t miss out on over 130 unique educational opportunities. Make plans to attend the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™, October 20 -23 in Washington, D.C. Visit to learn more today.

Continue on the Path to Career Success: Attend FNCE®
From connecting with potential employers at the Center for Career Opportunities to sharing best practices with colleagues, the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is vital to career success. This year enjoy interactive debates and exciting sessions on brain health, cannabis, big data, artificial intelligence, new counseling techniques and much more. Visit to learn more today.

Culinary Innovator José Andrés to Speak at FNCE® Member Showcase
A passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, José Andrés has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. José will share inspirational stories about improving kitchens in schools and launching culinary projects to create jobs and opportunities around the world.
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FNCE® 2018 to Offer Different Learning Opportunities
Attend the 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 20-23 in Washington, D.C., to experience new, innovative learning opportunities including a Current Events track, interactive debates and Learning Lounge 15-minute high level discussions. An exciting educational program has been developed to meet all professional development needs. Learn more

FNCE® Closes with Bestselling Author Simon T. Bailey
Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals through practical advice and tactics. Join Bailey as he addresses strategies that empower individuals to lead and stay relevant in every economy while escalating their impact.  This and more exciting educational sessions are planned for this year’s FNCE® to be held October 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

Pre-FNCE® Excursions Planned
Enhance your FNCE® experience with hands-on excursions planned for Saturday, October 20. Choose from either a tour of Old Town ad Mt. Vernon or a food tour of Georgetown. Earn CPE while exploring the beautiful city of Washington, D.C.! Learn more

Register today for a Pre-FNCE® hands-on excursion at the same time you register for FNCE® in Washington, D.C.
Already registered? No problem. Simply log into your FNCE® Registration Dashboard to add in the excursion to your profile. Pre-registration deadline is September 7, 2018 and these two events are offered on a first come-first serve basis. Learn more about hands on excursions.


FNCE® Trademark
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics retains the trademark use of the name Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM and FNCE®. Trademarking the names provides exclusive rights to the Academy for usage of both names.

Trademarking Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM and FNCE® distinguishes the event as solely an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics event, and helps eliminate any confusion with members, speakers, and exhibitors.  Affiliate organizations are not permitted to use “Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo” or “FNCE” in the name of affiliate meetings.

VIP Housing for all Boards
The Academy, Foundation, ACEND, CDR, ANDPAC Boards of Directors, Affiliate Presidents and DPG/MIG Chairs and Chairs-Elect are in the Priority Housing Block for FNCE. The VIP list receives benefits access to book travel and registration

FNCE® Rebate
The affiliate in the host state of FNCE will receive a rebate payment from the Academy based on attendance.

FNCE® Promotion
The FNCE® 2018 Toolkit will be available soon to help educate members about the event through Print Advertisements, Social Media, Web Banners and Email Signatures. You may access and download these resources on the FNCE® website at

Content includes:
  • Invest in Your Career: Attend FNCE®
  • Stay on the Cutting Edge of Dietetics
  • Benefit from Outcomes-Based Education
  • Attending FNCE® Delivers Position ROI
  • Talk FNCE® to Your Employer
  • What’s in Store at FNCE®
Looking Forward
The Academy's overall goal in selecting a FNCE host city is finding a location that fits the annual meeting and maximizes the attendance. A few of the goals that drive FNCE planning are:
1. Choosing the highest rated cities that is also fiscally responsible.
2. FNCE must be in the month of October. One of the key elements was being consistent each year. Our members need to be able to count on FNCE being in October (we could change, but, in doing so, all FNCE dates should change). This has not happened in the past. FNCE has been, in recent years, in September, October and November. As we add and subtract cities, we were successful in meeting this goal.
3. Begin the process of a five year rotation. Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Boston repeat twice over the next fifteen years. In order to leverage better deals with the convention bureaus and hotels, these cities provided options on future years. Since most of these locations have historically high attendance and profitable locations, choosing these cities to become a part of any rotation made financial sense and met our criteria. In the event something changes, we can adjust the future agreements to allow for other cities. If our goal is to increase attendance and profitability, the Academy will need to determine which cities should fill in the remaining rotation.
The Academy has contracted for dates and space for future FNCE events.

Schedule of Future FNCE® Sites
October 20-23, 2018
Washington, DC
October 26-29, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
October 17-20
Indianapolis, IN
October 16-19
New Orleans, LA
October 8-11
Orlando, FL
October 14-17
Denver, CO

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