Attendee Frequently Asked Questions

Early Bird Registration is available July 14 – Aug. 31, 2021. Standard Registration is available Sept. 1 – 30, 2021. Last Chance Registration is available Oct. 1 – 19, 2021. Registration is available through the end of the conference and FNCE® rates are based on membership status and membership category at time of registration.

Please send your check – along with a copy of the invoice to:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
c/o CompuSystems, Inc.
2601 Navistar Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

A few exciting features of this year’s Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM include video chats, social events and networking, and speaker engagement with every educational program:
  • 1-on-1 Video Live Chat
  • Group Video Chat Breakouts
  • Interactive Speaker Chat
  • New Group Rate Discounts
  • Continued Deep Discounts on Registration Fees
  • Expo Hall with more than 100 virtual booths and the Expo Theater

The Educational Program & Committee for Lifelong Learning has developed a program that provokes discussion and audience engagement while also providing solutions that address the current food and nutrition challenges we face as a profession. Top experts will examine the intersection between nutrition, culture, technology, mental and physical health, and modern practice. This year’s conference also offers specialized tracks with the latest developments on topics such as diabetes and private practice, while also offering attendees skills-focused sessions to aid in career advancement. Learn more about this year’s Educational Sessions here.

When logging CPEU for FNCE®, log each educational session or event individually, not the conference as a whole. Detailed instructions are here.

You can sign up for special events—including the President’s Party for a Purpose, the Foundation No-Show Gala or the FNCE® 5K, as well as make donations to the Academy Foundation or to ANDPAC—at the time of registration, or you can do it later by logging into your FNCE® Attendee Profile.

The Silent Auction, featuring 24-hour mobile bidding, will run from Tuesday, Oct.12 at noon to Tuesday, Oct. 19 at noon CST.

Dietetic Practice Groups and Member Interest Groups have planned events for this year’s FNCE®. Details are available on the DPG and MIG events page.

While attendees may explore the virtual Expo Hall any time during FNCE® and after the conference until May 31, 2022, exhibitor booths will be staffed for engagement on the following days and hours:

  • Sunday, Oct. 17: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
  • Monday, Oct. 18: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, Oct.19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST

Don’t forget to check out the Expo Theater and FNCE® Product Spotlight while you are there!

FNCE® 2021 offers an unmatched marketplace of specialized food products, food delivery equipment, cooking products, food management, nutritional assessment tools, technology, apps and much more! Learn more here.

The Academy had hoped and planned for FNCE® in New Orleans this year; however, health authorities do not anticipate we will have achieved the national levels of immunity needed to safely hold FNCE® in person. As we move into another year of the pandemic, the Academy remains committed to gathering in person when it is safe for everyone—which means another year of opportunity to gather virtually Oct. 16 – 19, 2021. The Academy is excited to innovate, educate and celebrate as we make virtual environment accessible to nutrition and dietetics professionals around the world.
While ensuring everyone’s health and welfare continues to be the primary consideration, the Academy is committed to returning to an in-person FNCE® as soon as it is safe and advisable. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando, Fla., in 2022.
The dates and locations for FNCE® 2022 through FNCE® 2031 are located here, along with background information about how host cities are selected.