Call for Programs

Call for Programs

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior invites proposals for conference sessions for the 2021 Annual Conference Raising Reliance and Resilience, August 7-10 in New Orleans, LA. The 54th Annual Conference will provide attendees with strategies and tools to use in the ever-changing world of nutrition and health. The deadline for proposals has been extended. Proposals are due by October 23, 2020. Note: all submissions must be made online, but you may review a pdf or a word document of the questions before submitting.


Types of Proposals Accepted 

Conference Programs
60 minute presentations typically with multiple speakers along with a session moderator.

Local Tours
Tours are typically 4 to 6 hours depending on the offsite location selected. These sessions are outside of the conference programming so attendees will pay a fee that covers any meals, transportation costs, etc.

All proposals submitted electronically at and due October 23, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the SNEB office via phone at 800-235-6690 (317-328-4627 outside the U.S.) or email

Information to be Submitted:

  • Topic: Timely, substantive, and relevant to nutrition educators and to the meeting theme.
  • Learning Objectives: List three learning objectives that will be met through the session. Need to be clearly written and realistic.
  • Session Description (to be used in meeting promotional materials): Describe the session in 100 words or fewer, using short concise sentences. The description should include what participants will do in the session, as well as what they will “take home.”
  • Proposed Presenters: Include name(s), experience, and qualifications of proposed presenter(s). Please recommend presenters who you know have interest in speaking at the SNEB meeting.
  • Anticipated Costs: Be sure to carefully read SNEB’s policy regarding speaker fees and honorarium and make sure your speakers agree with the terms. Please indicate whether each proposed presenter is an SNEB member or not; note which speakers will require an honorarium and whether SNEB will need to cover travel, lodging, and per diem costs. Also, please include any sponsors you plan to contact to help offset your costs while following the SNEB external funding policy.
  • Name of SNEB member submitting the proposal. All proposals must be submitted by members but we welcome you to join ( SNEB or partner with an SNEB member or division.

Program Policies/Guidelines

SNEB Member Speakers: No honorarium or travel support will be provided for member participation. This includes members who present or facilitate at program sessions, oral and poster presentations, and workshops. Discounted registration fees will be available to those presenting virtually or who wish to attend only the day of their presentation.  If you need additional help with funding, please contact

Non-Member Speakers: Speakers are encouraged to fund their own travel and associated expenses.  If SNEB is asked to fund speaker costs (honoraria, travel, lodging, and per diem), the costs will be tightly controlled. A maximum of $500 will be reimbursed for travel related costs. The maximum honorarium to be offered to any speaker is $500 for a plenary session or $200 for a concurrent session. In exceptional circumstances, the Executive Director, in consultation with the President and Annual Meeting Chair, can approve a deviation from this policy. Non-member speakers who are attending to present their speech ONLY are not required to pay a registration fee and will receive a complimentary one-day registration badge. Non-members attending beyond their presentation are required to pay the appropriate meeting registration fee, unless the registration fee is complimentary in lieu of honorarium or travel expenses.

Session Moderators: It is the moderator’s responsibility to introduce the session and presenters, facilitate the dialogue, including questions from the audience, keep the session on schedule, acknowledge any session sponsors, present any honorarium checks and make SNEB announcements provided in the script. Learn More

Session Organizers: This individual is responsible for communicating all information about the session to the co-authors/presenters. He/she will serve as the liaison between the annual conference committee and the presenters throughout the duration of planning.