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We’re back!  MSNA is having an in-person annual conference at Holiday Inn KCI Airport & KCI Expo Center, Kansas City, MO on
November 19, 20, & 21, 2021.  Watch for more information as it becomes available!

 

Vendor Information has been moved further down the page!  Keep scrolling….

ATTENDEE INFORMATION!

NEW THIS YEAR – COVID-19 WAIVER

The registrar will be required to check the COVID-19 Waiver Box before the online attendee registration can be submitted.  By checking the COVID Waiver box prior to clicking the submit button, the registrar is acknowledging on behalf of the attendees they register for their district that the attendees may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the 2021 MSN Annual Conference.  The registrar will acknowledge they hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless MSNA, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.  They acknowledge registered staff members have been made aware, understand, and agree that this release includes any claims based on actions, omissions, or negligence of MSNA, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the 2021 MSNA Annual Conference.

A link to the waiver for attendee’s signature can be found here.

Depending upon the City of Kansas City, Missouri COVID restrictions in place at the time of the MSNA Annual Conference, you may be required to adhere to masking and social distancing requirements.

If you  register and do not feel well the day of the event, please stay home.

SNS Exam Information

The SNS Exam will be given on Friday, November 19, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Onsite check-in opens at 7:30 am.  SNS Handbook and Application along with other important information can be found HERE!  The application and registration fee MUST be returned to SNA prior to 10/29/2021 to be eligible to sit for the exam.  In addition, MSNA members wishing to become Credentialed will be reimbursed for the testing fees ($225) when they successfully pass the examination. Newly Credentialed members will be eligible to receive reimbursement for their first year dues ($70). To learn more about the SNS Credentialing and Certification reimbursement scholarship, check out the MSNA Awards page here here and click “PURSUING EXCELLENCE IN CHILD NUTRITION” at the very bottom of the page.

Conference Registration Information

Registration Rates:

  • Pre-Conference $50 (included lunch on Friday)

Conference registration includes breakfast Saturday & Sunday and banquet Saturday evening. Pre-conference registration is a separate registration and fee.

  • SNA/MSNA Member $130
  • Non-Member $180

Conference Registration Deadline – Friday, October 29, 2021

Hotel Reservation Deadline – Monday, October 18, 2021

REVISED Attendee Information Brochure – CLICK HERE!
Do to circumstances beyond our control, the Synergy Food Sales Sponsored Event on Saturday Evening after the Awards Banquet has been canceled.  The Friday Evening Event with DJ  Atalie Rose will be moved to Saturday evening from 8:30 – 10:30pm.  There will be no evening events on Friday after the conclusion of the Pre-Conference  Session.  We look forward to seeing Synergy Food Sales in 2022!

Credit Card Payment Attendee Online Registration Form – CLICK HERE!

Check Payment Attendee Online Registration Form – CLICK HERE!

Hotel Reservation Information

HIKCI Hotel Online Reservation Link – CLICK HERE!

Registrations may also be made by calling the reservations department directly at 1-800-957-4654.  Be sure and identify yourself with the Missouri School Nutrition Association block to receive the reduced rate.

Room Rates: King – $111.00 plus applicable taxes plus a taxable $1.74 mandatory Kansas City Arena Fee per room per night; Two Queens – $118.00 plus applicable taxes per night plus a taxable $1.74 mandatory Kansas City Arena Fee per room per night.

** MSNA Lodging Rates are only good for November 18, 19 & 20, 2021.  Reservations for days prior or after these dates will be reserved at the prevailing rate.**

Pre-conference and keynote speaker information can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

VENDOR INFORMATION!

Booth Rate is $650 per booth (includes $50 Industry Partner Membership).  There is no early bird rate this year!  Everybody pays $650 but booths will not be reserved until payment has been received so reserve early!

Vendor Prospectus – CLICK HERE!

Vendor Hall Layout – CLICK HERE!

Industry Partner Program – CLICK HERE!

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities – CLICK HERE!
(The Conference Tote Bag and Conference Lanyard Sponsorships have already been filled)

Credit Card Payment Vendor Online Registration Form – CLICK HERE!

Check Payment Vendor Online Registration Form – CLICK HERE!

Hotel Reservations – The online reservation link will be available September 17, 2021.  To receive the reduced room rate, reservations must be made between Friday, September 17 and Monday, October 18, 2021.

NEW THIS YEAR – COVID-19 WAIVER

You will be required to check the COVID-19 Waiver Box before the vendor booth registration can be submitted.  By checking the COVID Waiver box, your company acknowledges the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that your representatives may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the 2021 MSNA Vendor Show.  Your representatives hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless MSNA, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.  Your representatives have been made aware, understands, and agree that this release includes any claims based on actions, omissions, or negligence of MSNA, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the 2021 MSNA Vendor Show.

If you  register and do not feel well the day of the event, please stay home.

Hotel Reservation Information

HIKCI Hotel Online Reservation Link – CLICK HERE!

Registrations may also be made by calling the reservations department directly at 1-800-957-4654.  Be sure and identify yourself with the Missouri School Nutrition Association block to receive the reduced rate.

Room Rates: King – $111.00 plus applicable taxes plus a taxable $1.74 mandatory Kansas City Arena Fee per room per night; Two Queens – $118.00 plus applicable taxes per night plus a taxable $1.74 mandatory Kansas City Arena Fee per room per night.

 

 

 

 PRE-CONFERENCE AND KEYNOTE PRESENTERS


Scott Lesnick
View a special invitation from Scott Lesnick to attend his Friday’s Pre-Conference Session, “Navigating Change” & “Successfully Blending the Five Generations” and the MSNA 2021 Annual Conference.

Scott Lesnick is a global keynote speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive sessions at 60 events a year and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSP- Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Only 12% of speakers world-wide have this designation! Scott is also a certified virtual presenter.
In addition, Scott spent 24 award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company.Scott served as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers in 2016-17. He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida.
Scott recently presented at TEDx. And, Scott has run 2X around the planet. That’s 50k!
His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and his book Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership were published to critical acclaim.
https://scottlesnick.com/

 


Kay Frances, “America’s Funniest Stressbuster”

Join Kay on Saturday morning, November 20, 2021 for her kickoff conference session “Managing the Stress of CHANGE” during the Opening General Session.

Motivational Humorist, Kay Frances, has shared her message to “lighten up, stress less and take care of ourselves” in 40 states and Canada for over 30 years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a degree in Health and Physical Education and a 4th degree black belt in karate.  She was also a family caregiver for 7 years.

When it comes to humor, Kay is the “real deal” for having performed as a professional standup comedian for many years and appearing on a number of national television and radio programs.  Additionally, Key is the author of “The Funny Thing about Stress; A Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life.”
www.KayFrances.com

 

 


Patrick Henry

Our closing keynote speaker Sunday, November 21 is what happens when keynotes, comedy, and concerts…collide.
For ten years he lived in Nashville, Tennessee, writing songs and radio jingles for a music row publishing company.
As a professional speaker, he has spoken to more than one thousand audiences, entertaining, inspiring and showing how to turn customers into fans.
He can be heard daily along side Jeff Foxworthy, Bob Newhart, and Larry the Cable guy on the SiriusXM radio Family Comedy Channels, and his book The Pancake Principle: seventeen sticky ways to make your customers flip for you was released in 2013 and is available on Amazon.com.
He is a musician….a songwriter…an author… a speaker and a firm believer that “if you do what you love to do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life”.

 

 

 

 

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