Schedule 2018-03-21T10:44:41+00:00


The events for DPGs, MIGs and Affiliates; the Expo and the Foundation that enriched the FNCE® experience.

Countdown to FNCE® 2018

Attendees are able to organize conference itinerary, plan travel and share with employers with the FNCE® Day at a Glance resource.

Coming Soon: 2018 Day at a Glance

The conference and expo also offers events for both before and during the event.

The events for DPGs, MIGs and affiliates during 2017 FNCE® are listed below.

DPG and MIG Events
Affiliate Events

Learn cutting edge research, see product demonstrations, experience savory culinary demonstrations and earn additional CPE hours by taking advantage of exciting events offered at the Expo.

Academy Foundation Nutrition Symposiums

Date: Saturday, October 21
Location: McCormick Place West, W475 AB
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 donation
CPE Hours: 2.0

Session Description:

Some of the many major roles of Mg in human health will be outlined, and agricultural Mg supply (both refined and unrefined) will be compared with both Modern and Traditional cultures’ Mg intakes from foods. Criteria for modern human Mg requirements will be described and assessed with regard to body weight, stress, Ca intake and depleted Mg stores. The possible benefits of Mg supplements in a low-Mg environment will be presented with regards to blood pressure and diabetes risk factors.

A meal will not be provided during this session, please plan accordingly.

Sponsored by Nature Made

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 Donation
CPE Hours: 2.0


Bill Layden
FoodMinds Founder


Lisa Young, PhD, RD
Adjunct Professor
New York University

Jackie Haven, MS, RD
Deputy Director
USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Bill Novelli, MA, MBA
Global Social Enterprise Initiative
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Session Description:

In a food environment that emphasizes quantity over quality, RDNs are continually challenged to find new and innovative strategies that will help consumers choose and consume thoughtful portions. This session will not only address the current science around portion guidance and evidence-based strategies that can be used at the individual level, but it will also arm attendees with skills for building a larger portion guidance movement within their communities. Attendees will learn how they can leverage social marketing techniques and partner with other stakeholders (including those who are already developing innovative solutions) to achieve a shift in the food environment and make it easier for consumers to choose thoughtful portions.

A meal will not be provided during this session, please plan accordingly

Sponsored by Nestle

Celebrate the Foundation’s Second Century FUN-raiser with Us and Come Party with Marty!

Help us raise the roof and raise some money for the Foundation.

Date: Monday, October 23
Location: Crystal Garden at Navy Pier (indoors)
Time: Arrive sharply at 8 p.m. (the event lasts two hours and you do not want to miss any of the fun!)
Tickets: $100, $110 after the early bird deadline
Download the FUN-raiser Program

Give back to the Academy Foundation while celebrating with your colleagues at our social event of FNCE®!

To celebrate the Academy’s Centennial, the Academy Foundation’s gala is going bigger and bolder this year! We decided to throw a giant fundraising party that will bring people together and provide a unique experience for all guests. Celebrate the many Foundation accomplishments and the Second Century Initiative. All revenue from this event will support the Academy Foundation Eatright Fund – your generous gift will go towards programs that address areas of greatest immediate and emerging needs.

This year’s new format includes food stations, live entertainment and dancing, with no assigned seating, all taking place in one of Chicago’s most iconic venues. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network with Academy leaders, students and donors. Semi-formal attire encouraged.

To purchase tickets to the event, simply login to the Registration Dashboard.

Once logged in:

  1. Select “Foundation Events”
  2. Select “Edit Information” to add tickets to your registration
  3. Continue to complete purchase

You can also contact the FNCE® Registration Customer Service Center via phone (855/326-4469) or email.

For limited VIP/Reserved tables, please contact Martha Ontiveros at 312/899-4773 or

*Shuttle busses will run from the headquarter hotel to and from Navy Pier.

Foundation Booth Activities

Stop by the Foundation Booth located in the lobby of the McCormick Place West and learn more about the Foundation and how we support the profession through scholarships for dietetic students, food and nutrition research, and our public education programs including Kids Eat Right and Future of Food. You can also find out more about how you can support the Foundation’s efforts to establish a bold vision for the future and expand the influence and reach of the profession through the Second Century Initiative.

Limited Edition Second Century Tote Bag

Pre-Order your limited edition Second Century tote bag. Tote bags are no longer included with FNCE® registration, so this is your opportunity to support the Foundation’s Second Century Initiative and be among the first to have a unique tote bag for use at FNCE® 2017 and beyond! Bags will be available for pick-up at the Foundation booth during FNCE® show hours, Oct. 21-24. Supplies are limited and, remember, your donation is tax-deductible.

Foundation Silent Auction

Stop by the Foundation Silent Auction located at the Foundation Booth in the McCormick Place West and bid on exciting silent auction items including hotel stays, designer purses, spa gift certificates and many more items.

If you would like to donate an item to the Silent Auction – please fill out this quick survey.

Auction Donation Survey
Silent Auction Item Shipping Label
This new program offers six high-level discussions on hot topics.

Learning Lounge

Learn about the excursions and workshops available before the conference.

Workshops and Excursions