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PA NEN 2018 Annual Conference - Attendee Info

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Included on this page is helpful information as you prepare for the PA NEN & PA SNAP-Ed Joint conference.

The Kalahari Resort & Convention Center is a large venue. While all of the meeting space is located in the Convention Center, you may need to walk a bit of a distance from your hotel room, or the parking lot to get to the Convention Center. So strap on a pair of comfortable shoes, and be sure to have your fitbit and pedometers on, as you will be able to log a lot of steps!

Nursing Moms - There is a Mother's Room located in the Convention Center.

Registration Area  |  Sessions/Meal Info  |  CEU Info   |  Resource Area  

Networking  |  Social Media  | Opening Plenary Slides  |  Breakfast Keynote Slides  |  The Kalahari 

Registration Area

  • Will be located outside Salon A, by the East Foyer
  • Click here for a floor map of the hotel
  • Upon check in, you will receive an attendee folder that will include onsite registration confirmation/agenda that includes the list of sessions you are registered for, along with the rooms that the sessions will be held in


  • Many of the sessions are full, please attend the sessions you are preregistered for
  • Click here for the onsite agenda

Meal Information

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 1 - Thank you to Sun Maid for Sponsoring the Breakfast and Breakfast Keynote  

  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Breakfast Buffet
  • 10:30 - 11:15 am: Break/ Light Refreshments
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Buffet Lunch (staggered)

Continuing Education Credits - Certificates will be available for download on Wednesday, May 4

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CDR)
    • PA NEN has been approved to provide up to 9 CPEUs.
    • Exhibit Hours – 1
    • Poster Hours –  1
    • CPEUs Hours – 7
    • Approval Verification Activity #139378
  • Act 48
    • Act 48 - Approved for up to 9 credit hours through Intermediate Unit 11
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Approved for up to 12 credit hour

Resource Area:  Vendors and Posters will be located in the West Foyer



  • Healthy Pantry Partners, Sarah Wood, BS-NDTR, Programs Manager, Food Bank of Delaware
  • Fresh2You Mobile Marketing: Food Justice on the Move, Alexandra Steinmetz, Chester County Food Bank
  • Improving Food Security Status through Community Based Research, Iza Munoz, Agency Relations Coordinator, Chester County Food Bank
  • SNAP-Ed Programming Improves Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments at Out-of-School Time Sites in Philadelphia, Vanessa Karamanian, MD, Assistant Director, Health Promotion Council

Networking: Networking areas will be set up in Salon G and Salon H. Light refreshments will be available in both salons.

Social Media:  Get in on the fun and win a FREE 2019 Full Conference registration! There will be multiple ways to snap, tag, and share! 

  • NEW this year is a selfie station. The selfie frame will be traveling around the convention center looking for people having fun and exciting about having their photo 'snapped'
  • The 2018 #tags - #JointConference2018, #PANEN2018, #PASNAPED, #EatLivePlay, #NutritionEducatorsRock, #EatTogetherPA

The attendee who has the photo with the most share and or likes will win a FREE 20019 Conference Registration.

Slides: As a way to reduce our Conference's carbon foot print and cost, some of the speakers have asked that their slides to be posted shared electronically 

If you have any questions, please contact PA NEN's office at 717.233.1791 or email