ANC23 exhibit hall

Get ready for the thrilling world of the SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC24) Exhibit Hall!

  • Monday, July 15, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 16, 9:45 am - 12:30 pm (Director's Only)
  • Tuesday, July 16, 12:30-2:30 pm

Brace yourself for a whirlwind of K-12 innovation, inspiration and opportunity as you navigate through a bustling maze of exhibitors. To help you make the most of this exhilarating experience, we’ve gathered a collection of our top tips and strategies.  

Whether you're a seasoned attendee or a first-time explorer, these insights will empower you to conquer the #ANC24 Exhibit Hall and propel your school nutrition program to new heights! 

1 | Set realistic goals

When entering the ANC24 Exhibit Hall, it's like embarking on a grand adventure. View the Interactive Exhibit Hall Floor Plan and chart your course wisely by setting realistic goals for yourself. Map out your route in advance, identify key exhibitors you can’t miss and create a strategy to make the most of your precious two days.  

2 | Take care of your feet!

As you venture through the trade show, it's a battlefield for your feet. Wear your comfiest and most supportive shoes—at a trade show, walking and standing can be tough on your feet, despite the carpeted floor. (This goes for the conference as a whole, too!) 

3 | Don’t forget to grab your SNF Match Game card

This is a great way to make sure you are visiting a wide range of booths! After you've visited all of the sponsors' booths, return your card to the SNF booth in the SNA Marketplace before the end of the conference. Ten lucky winners will be selected to receive a free ANC25 conference registration. For complete sweepstakes rules, click here. One entry per person. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

4 | Divide and conquer!

Remember, teamwork makes the dream work! Create a list of your top needs, note the exhibitors who offer solutions and enlist your colleagues. Divide the expo hall amongst yourselves, ensuring that no booth goes unexplored. Reconvene after the event and share your combined knowledge! 



5 | Utilize your resources

Equip yourself with the resource arsenal provided by SNA. Download the official ANC24 App before you go, use the Exhibit Hall Discovery Guide that you’ll receive on-site and grab an Exhibit Hall Map as you walk in. Use the "Worth Noting" pages in the Discovery Guide to record your impressions, questions and follow-up notes. With these tools in your possession, you'll be an unstoppable explorer. 

6 | Most importantly, don't get FOMO!

The weight of missed opportunities can be heavy, but fear not! If you can’t conquer every booth in the Exhibit Hall, reach out to exhibitors via the ANC24 App with a simple message that can unlock new connections: “Hi, I missed seeing you at the event. Could we please schedule a time to chat to go over your product/service?” They’ll be more than happy to talk you through it on the phone or via email. The conquest continues even beyond the Exhibit Hall!