Student Host Program

The Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo provides several networking events and educational sessions targeted to student members. To encourage student attendance, 40-60 student members in eligible states have the opportunity to serve as FNCE® Student Hosts.

All Student Hosts are required to register in advance of FNCE® at a substantially reduced rate of $25 in exchange for providing event assistance and seven to nine hours of volunteer service during the conference. Those who are denied as a Student Host will receive the early bird registration discount. If applicants do not meet all Student Host requirements, your application will automatically be denied. This policy was introduced in 2016 in order to ensure students complete all assignments.

At previous conferences, Student Hosts participated in but were not limited to:

  • Registration – Assist in preparation of registration materials, including unpacking and stuffing of attendee registration bags (casual attire)

  • Workshops – Collect attendee tickets, direct seating flow, distribute handouts, distribute and collect evaluation forms, and return materials to Academy Speakers Ready Room

  • Runners – Assist Academy staff in Speakers Ready Room, Information Booth and Headquarters Office, monitor late handout distribution and sponsorship materials

For questions, contact Susan Baron at