Conference Committee

Planning, Development, and Implementation

The Conference Committee is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of an annual conference for ASNNA members. The committee meets monthly, usually from June through February. The ASNNA Conference, usually held in early February, offers members an opportunity to hear keynote/plenary speakers, participate in breakout sessions led by their peers, meet with regional representatives and FNS staff over the course of three days.

ASNNA will host an in-person conference on February 7th – 9th, 2023 in Arlington, VA.

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2023 ASNNA Conference

Please join us for our 2023 Conference:

SNAP-Ed: Reconnect - Rebuild - Reimagine

February 7th – 9th, 2023 

The ASNNA 2023 Conference Committee invites abstract submissions for breakout sessions (In-person) and speed talks (Virtual March 1st) that relate to the theme and objectives of the 2023 ASNNA conference. To submit an abstract, please use the following link.

The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Identify frameworks and strategies to reconnect SNAP-Ed programming and implementation to local, statewide, and National needs and audiences.
    • Identify opportunities for connection through collaborative partnerships.
    • Communicate the outcomes and impact of SNAP-Ed to practitioners and stakeholders
  • Rebuild the foundation of SNAP-Ed programming, partnerships, and implementation to be inclusive and center equity.
      • Strengthen knowledge around evidence-based programming.
      • Seek to uplift community voice.
      • Share best practices learned through the pandemic and post-pandemic.
    • Reimagine SNAP-Ed programming and implementation as it relates to federal policy, guidelines, and reports.
        • Showcase SNAP-Ed programming alignment with N-PEARS.

Call for Abstracts

Due November 23rd!

We encourage a diversity of practitioners to submit abstracts to ensure a diverse and inclusive conference. More specifically, we invite scholars from communities of color, marginalized groups, smaller Implementing Agencies (<$500,000 Budget), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), BIPOC-led Community Based Organizations, and those who have not presented at a past conference to submit abstracts.

If you would like additional assistance to submit an abstract, please reach out to Dawn Earnesty at

Breakout session presenters must register to attend the conference. Speed talk presenters must be available virtually on March 1st, 2023.

To prepare the information for your abstract, review the PDF:  Download PDF Call for Abstracts Questions


Abstract Reviewers Needed

No experience required. Please sign up by November 18th!

We are looking for folks to review abstracts for the 2023 ASNNA Conference. Reviewers typically receive 3 to 4 abstracts and are asked to use a rubric to assess the abstract submissions. Abstracts and instructions for reviewing will be sent to all interested reviewers in late November; all reviews must be completed by the first week in December.

If you are interested in serving as an abstract reviewer, please complete this brief survey:

Current Committee Members

Dawn Earnest (co-chair)

Mikayla Gallo (co-chair)

Teresa Jackson (co-chair)

Tandy Rundus (co-chair)


Candy Gabel

Tiffany Grant

Katherine Hawksworth

LaCee Jimenez

Tounhia Khang

Hyunjun Kim

Heather Mullens

Renda Nelson

Beth Peralta

Diana Romano

Kristi Strongo

Max Young

Past Conferences

FY 2021 ASNNA Conference Theme

“Promoting equity in nutrition and best practices for adapting programming during public health emergencies, such as COVID-19, hurricanes, fires, lead poisoning, among others.”

Conference Objectives:  

  1. Identify frameworks for delivering SNAP-Ed programming using an equity lens.   
  2. Share best-practice strategies to adapt SNAP-Ed programming that responds to evolving needs due to public health emergencies.   
  3. Provide updates from federal nutrition programs to highlight opportunities with SNAP-Ed programming.         

Presenters must register to attend the conference. We encourage a diversity of practitioners and scholars to submit abstracts to ensure a diverse and inclusive conference.       

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