Attendee Frequently Asked Questions


The online registration form automatically assigns a rate based on your Academy membership status. First, be sure you have entered your Academy member number correctly on the first page of the registration form. If this does not work, please email the Academy Member Service Center to verify membership status.

Meals are not provided by the conference, so you will want to plan accordingly. Exhibiting companies often give away free samples on the Expo floor, but if you’re looking for something more substantial, check out Denver’s dining guide.

There is a link to modify your registration in the confirmation email you received. You also can return to the main registration page and log in there to make modifications.

Yes! There are multiple stipend or grant opportunities for FNCE® attendees:
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation awards stipends to offset the cost of in-person FNCE® 2023 attendance. Students and dietetic interns enrolled for the Fall 2023 semester, as well as practicing dietitians who have maintained their RDN credential for five years or more are eligible to apply. Academy membership is required for all applicants. The applications for student and practitioner stipends are available within the Foundation’s electronic application portal. The deadline for students and dietetic interns to apply for a Foundation Student Stipend is 10 a.m. (Central Time) on Monday, September 11, 2023. Foundation Practitioner Stipends will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for a Foundation Practitioner Stipend will not be accepted past 10 a.m. (Central Time) on Monday, October 2, 2023.
  • Student members have the opportunity to network with peers behind the scenes, engage with Academy staff and meet leaders in the profession all while volunteering in person through the FNCE® Student Host Program. In return for 6 to 8 hours of onsite work, Student Hosts will be randomly selected to receive a reduced student member registration of $35 for FNCE® 2023­.
  • Many Dietetic Practice Groups and Member Interest Groups offer stipends to their members to help offset the cost of attending FNCE®. Each group manages this process individually.

The FNCE® registration cancelation deadline is September 8, 2023. There is a link to cancel in the confirmation email you received, or you may return to the main registration page and log in there to cancel. Requests made prior to September 8, 2023, will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. Requests received after September 8, 2023, are not guaranteed refunds and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis after the meeting ends. Not all cancellations or requests for refunds will be accepted after the deadline date. Cancellations will then take up to 6 weeks to process any refund, if approved.

Yes, there is a link to modify your registration in the confirmation email you received. You also can return to the main registration page and log in there to make modifications. Once logged in, click through the pages of the registration form until you reach the correct one. You will need to continue clicking through to the end, where you will submit payment.

While we are not authorized to provide an invitation letter, we do have an information letter template available.

Guest badges are available as an add-on to full conference or one-day registrations only. Guest badges cannot be purchased a la carte. Guests must be 16 years of age or older and may not be current Academy members or eligible for Academy membership. Guest fees include Opening Session, Closing Session, Member Showcase, Expo for three days and access to the official Academy shuttle transportation between the convention center and FNCE® hotels. A name badge is required for admittance to the above activities. Guests cannot attend educational sessions or earn CPEs.
All sessions, beginning with Opening Session, are open to registered FNCE® attendees and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Events outside of standard FNCE® times, such as pre-FNCE® workshops, excursions and DPG/MIG events, require pre-registration. Attendees are responsible for tracking which sessions and events they attended and submit accordingly in their activity logs.
All sessions, with the exception of the keynotes, will be recorded for on-demand viewing. Attendees may purchase session recordings at the time of registration. Instructions for how to access recordings are sent four weeks post-FNCE® and are eligible for CPE until December 31, 2025. Virtual attendees are not eligible to purchase full conference recordings during the registration process. The rate listed on the website is a promotional price available to in-person attendees only. Sessions will be available for purchase through the eatrightSTORE after the meeting.

Yes, there is a link to modify your registration in the confirmation email you received. Or you can return to the main registration page and log in there to make modifications. Once logged in, click back through the pages of the form until you reach the correct one. You will need to continue clicking through to the end, where you will submit payment.

Yes, we will have on-site registration available at the Colorado Convention Center. The online registration form also will remain open until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.

Yes. Individuals interested in becoming a member can go to the Member Services area located on Academy Avenue (opposite the registration area) in Lobby F South. Be sure to join prior to registering for the event in order to receive member pricing.

FNCE® Front Row

FNCE® Front Row is a great option for those who are interested in attending FNCE® this year but can’t make it to Denver. FNCE® Front Row includes live streaming of selected sessions from the FNCE® program. Sessions will be offered live Saturday, October 7 through Tuesday, October 10 and will be available on demand until May 31, 2024.

FNCE® Front Row registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Posters are not included in the FNCE® Front Row program.

FNCE® Front Row will remain live until May 31st, 2024. Please be sure view session recordings and download any handouts/CPE information before that date.

At the Conference

Colorado Convention Center

700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202

Note: Some events may take place at the Headquarters hotel (Hyatt Regency Denver), which will be noted.

Registration will be located at the Colorado Convention Center, Lobby F North. Friday, October 6: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 8: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, October 9: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 10: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration category determines admission to the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo® 2023 events. Badges are required for admittance to the Expo Hall and all Conference educational sessions (does not include Pre-FNCE® excursions, workshops, or Foundation Symposium events). If lost, badges can be reprinted in the Registration area. There is a $50 charge to reprint any lost or misplaced badges.
Yes, badges must be worn at all times while inside the Colorado Convention Center. For safety reasons, we recommend removing your badge while outside the center.
Hyatt Regency Denver
The FNCE® 2023 conference app will be available for download on Apple and Android devices in September. The app will include the full program, handouts, maps, evaluations and more.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all conference participants. All participants are expected to abide by the FNCE® Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all Academy programs, including those held outside of the FNCE® program (e.g. DPG/MIG events).
Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, Academy staff member, service provider, or other conference guest. Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or national origin.

In addition, attendees are asked to adhere to the following rules:

  • The recording or transmission of any education session, presentation, demo, video, or content in any format is strictly prohibited.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the expo hall, or at other events organized by the Academy throughout the meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any Academy event staff.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. The Academy reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.

The Academy reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and the Academy reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.


In alignment with the Academy’s Pledge of Professional Civility, attendees agree to treat peers courteously and respectfully; support productive dialogue and positive engagement; discourage public criticism and belittling of colleagues and exhibitors; and model professional conduct in person, within social media, and in digital communities.

Any attendee found to be in breach of these guidelines will be removed from the meeting and ineligible for a registration refund.

All FNCE® hotels are in walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center. Only Accessible shuttles will be provided beginning on Saturday, October 7 and run through Tuesday, October 10.

Sunday, October 8: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, October 9: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Expo Exclusive Hours* Sunday, Oct. 8: 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10: 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. * Educational Sessions do not occur during these times. The Expo is in Hall EF at the Colorado Convention Center. The main entrance is outside of Hall F.

Yes, our Lactation Lounge will be located at the Colorado Convention Center in room 210-212. Refrigerators will be made available for same-day storage. Hours are:

Saturday, October 7
noon-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 8
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 9
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in educational sessions or the Expo Hall. Children and young adults over the age of 16 must be registered as guests and always wear a badge while in the Colorado Convention Center and at hotel-based events and be accompanied by a registered FNCE® attendee.

  • Expo Hall Attendees: Nursing infants 12 months and younger will be allowed in the Expo Hall during show hours only and must always be carried in the parent’s arms or a front baby carrier* by a registered FNCE® attendee. Everyone not eligible to be an Academy member, or ages 16 and older, must be registered as a guest for the conference, wear the official badge and if under 18, be accompanied by a registered FNCE® attendee.
  • Education Sessions: To provide all FNCE® attendees with an optimal learning environment, children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the education sessions. Exceptions to this rule will be made for nursing parents and their infants 12 months and younger only. Guests are not allowed in the educational sessions.
  • Exhibitors: Exhibitor booth staff must be registered as such and be 18 years of age or older. The nursing infant rule does not apply to exhibitors. No child under the age of 18 may be in an exhibit booth during set-up, dismantle or show hours. Anyone in violation of these rules will have their booth closed and will not be provided with a refund.
  • Strollers and roller carts are not allowed in the Expo Hall.
  • Childcare is not available at the Colorado Convention Center; however, your hotel concierge may be able to assist you.

*A front baby carrier is a carrier where the baby is affixed to the front of the parent’s chest, and allows use of one or both hands to go about business. Some of these can be affixed with buckles and clasps, where others are cloth.

The Academy is committed to ensuring FNCE® is as accessible as possible and strives to remove barriers that would exclude people from participating. Here are some of the accessibility considerations at in-person FNCE®.

  • Required accessibility needs question included on FNCE® registration to ensure all needs are captured
  • Personalized outreach to anyone registered and identifying accessibility considerations
  • Complimentary ADA-accessible shuttle between FNCE® hotels and convention center during shuttle hours
  • All FNCE® hotels are contractually bound to offer full ADA-compliant rooms if requested during booking and at no additional charge
  • Two sign language interpreters at keynote sessions and reserved seating in rows 1-3 at stage left
  • Live AI-enabled voice-to-text captioning on screen for the hearing impaired during educational sessions
  • Stage lift and/or ramp for speakers and moderators if requested
  • Color and contrast compliance for visual assets (digital and print)
We are committed to ensuring that our event is accessible to all participants. Two sign language interpreters will be available at Opening Session, Member Showcase and Closing Session. If you require the services of a sign language interpreter, there will be reserved seating available in Bellco Theatre at stage left in rows 1 through 3.

Yes, a coat/baggage check area is available at the Colorado Convention Center with the hours listed below. The cost is $3 per item. The Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Yes, a coat/baggage check area is available at the Colorado Convention Center with the hours listed below. The cost is $3 per item. The Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Sat., Oct. 7: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 8: 7:30 a.m. – 5: p.m.
Mon., Oct. 9 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 10 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Posters will be displayed in the Expo Hall on Sunday and Monday of the conference. Poster presenters will be available to answer questions during their scheduled presentation time (Sunday or Monday 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Mountain Time). Posters also will be available for viewing in the app throughout the conference.

FNCE® provides a plethora of CPE through various formats such as educational sessions, exhibits, posters, and session recordings. Earning power is dependent on individual learning plans, but here is a breakdown of activities:
  • Up to 20.5 CPEUs: Educational Sessions (live lecture/seminars)
  • Up to 15 CPEUs: Research Posters
  • Up to 15 CPEUs: Expo
  • Up to 50 CPEUs: FNCE® On-Demand (session recordings)
More details on how to log CPE will be posted in late summer.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a Recognized Provider of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Continuing Professional Education Committee certifies that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo® (100014) meets the criteria for 14 official ACSM CECs from 8/28/2023 to 8/27/2024. The ACSM Education Provider approved course reflects the concepts of their respective organizations and does not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM.

We do not currently offer CME credit.

Yes, multiple FNCE® sessions are currently pending approval for ethics credit. More information will be available once approval is granted.
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