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Present at FNCE 2017

The Call for Sessions is closed.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will host the Centennial FNCE® in Chicago, Ill. from October 21-24. FNCE® 2017 will celebrate the ideologies of our founders while providing fresh perspectives on the new opportunities amongst an ever-changing healthcare environment.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is looking for subject matter experts to present advanced level education sessions that provide attendees with actionable solutions to drive our profession into the next 100 years. Keep the following in mind while creating your session proposal:

  • Has this been done before?
    The Committee for Lifelong Learning is looking for original ideas that challenge us to embrace change.
  • How will it engage attendees?
    The Committee looks for proposals that provoke discussion and audience engagement.
  • Does it align with the Academy’s Strategic Plan?
  • Does it address evidence-based practice?
  • Does it contain advanced level content?
    The review process favors advanced level submissions.
    Level 1: Basic, requires no prior knowledge/experience
    Level 2: Intermediate, requires some prior knowledge/experience
    Level 3: Advanced, require an expert level of knowledge/expertise
  • Are there practice applications?
    The Committee is looking for sessions that address current challenges faced by nutrition professionals and are solution-oriented.

Please be sure to read all instructions prior to submitting a proposal. Due to the high volume of submissions, incomplete proposals or those that contain typographical and grammatical errors will NOT be reviewed.

It is highly suggested to download and complete a blank proposal form prior to accessing the submission site. This will ensure that the program planner has all of the required information prior to submitting a proposal.

Submission Guidelines

  • Administratively responsible and the primary contact for any information pertaining to the session.
  • Responsible for submitting the session on or before 11:59 pm on November 15, 2016.
  • May also be the moderator.
  • No benefits included in this role.
  • Responsible for on-site moderation, session flow, conducting post-session Q&A and more.
  • May also be the program planner.
  • Must be an Academy Member.
  • Volunteer position and receives no benefits.
  • Provides a 5 minute introduction to the session and session speakers.
  • Hosts the 10-15 minute Q&A at the end of the session.

There are two categories of speakers.

  • Speaker One: Non-member or Member Expert
  • Speaker Two: Member Expert Who Addresses Practice Applications

Speaker Benefits

Academy Member

  • Complimentary FNCE® Registration ($400 value)
  • $600 Stipend – all inclusive of expenses and honorarium


  • Complimentary FNCE® Registration
  • Honorarium – $400
  • R/T Coach Flight – per city standard
  • One night lodging– per city standard
  • One day per diem – per city standard

Speaker Requirements

  • Must have a strong, demonstrated lecturing experience, practice area or research expertise noted in the one-page bio submission.
  • State, regional and/or national speaking experience is required.
  • Highly established experts in their field — recently published, presented, and/or possess extensive practitioner knowledge in a specialized subject area.
  • Must present for at least 30 to 40 minutes to be eligible for an honorarium, if available, and other possible speaker benefits.
  • Must be an established expert in the given area in order to qualify for honorarium consideration.
  • The Academy is committed to ensuring that the number of culturally diverse speakers will continue to increase.
  • The Academy may recommend, modify or require alternative speaker(s) prior to any session acceptance.
  • Important! The Committee for Lifelong Learning and the Academy request strong consideration and utilization of “new experts” and Academy members who have not spoken at FNCE® for at least the past two years. A maximum of 2 speakers are allowed for a 90-minute session.
  • DPG/MIG Spotlight sessions must be submitted via the same submission portal as general education sessions.
  • The proposal should “spotlight” the expertise of the group at a level 2 or level 3.
  • Must be approved by chair-elect.
  • Only one proposal per group may be designated as a spotlight.
  • Academy FNCE® budget covers speaker benefits at no additional cost to the DPG/MIG.
  • DPG/MIGs do not negotiate, nor confirm directly with the speakers regarding FNCE® compensation and benefits.
  • External funding and/or sponsorship is not allowed for educational sessions.

The Academy’s Committee for Lifelong Learning (CLL) will review all proposals received before the November 15th deadline. The CLL will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new and/or significant information to the dietetics profession. All proposals will be judged on their quality and individual merit.

Proposal reviews will be based on:

  1. Appropriateness of Topic
  2. Advanced Level of Content Science or Evidence-based
  3. Cutting-edge Information that has not been Previously Presented
  4. Comprehensiveness of Session Objectives
  5. Expertise of Proposed Speakers
  6. Speaker Selection Related to Experience and Topics
  7. Essential Practice Information

The Program Planner of each session will be notified of the proposal(s) acceptance or denial by March 1, 2017. All decisions are final. The Academy reserves the right to make recommendations and requirements for revisions of content within proposals prior to/or after acceptance. Generally, due to a high volume of submissions, only 30-40% of proposal are accepted.

Two separate accepted proposal notifications are sent out to include:

  • Accepted proposals that require no modifications and can be developed “as is.”
  • Accepted proposals that require modifications based on the discussions put forth by the Academy’s Committee for Lifelong Learning.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics maintains full control over the planning, content and implementation of all programs presented during the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®), including the selection of speakers, moderators and faculty. The intent of FNCE® programs is to provide quality sessions focused on educational content free from commercial influence or bias. The Academy prohibits presentations that have as their purpose or effect promotion and/or advertising. This specifically includes pervasive or inappropriate use of brands, trademarks or logos. Presentations designed primarily as describing commercially marketed programs, publications or products will not be accepted or tolerated. To this end, program planners, session participants and sponsors are prohibited from engaging in scripting or targeting commercial or promotional points for specific emphasis, or other actions designed to infuse the overall content of the program with commercial or promotional messages. Statements made should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issue by the Academy. It is the responsibility of the program planner to ensure compliance by all speakers.