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April 14-18, 2025

Dallas, Texas

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Presenter Information

Key Dates & General Information

Thank you for your interest and willingness to share your expertise with our audience at the 2025 National Child Nutrition Conference in Dallas! We’ve put together some guidelines and key dates for our presenters leading up to the conference.  

Did you know that workshops are the most important program element of the National Child Nutrition Conference? Attendees enjoy hearing from presenters who

  • Tell stories and use pictures
  • Communicate the objective of their presentation
  • Share information that has practical application
  • Provide factual information and resources
  • Engage the audience


If you have any questions, we’re here to help! Email us at

Benefits of Presenting at NCNC

  • Presenting at #NCNC25 provides an opportunity to build your network and create connections within the child nutrition community. 
  • Sharing your strategies, tools, and ideas with attendees helps make the food program easier to operate. 
  • Presenting is a fulfilling professional development experience. It challenges you to polish your communication and presentation skills, improve your ability to articulate ideas, and boost your confidence in public speaking. 
  • Being a presenter enhances your visibility within the child nutrition community and spotlights your subject matter expertise, which builds your reputation and credibility. 

Key Dates

August 8, 2024: Free Webinar | Secrets to Success: How to Be a Presenter at NCNC25

September 5, 2024: Early decision deadline, presentation proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until our program is full 

October 1, 2024: Completed presenter agreement due for inclusion in the conference brochure 

December 5, 2024: Deadline for guaranteed group rate at the host hotel

February 2025: Presenters notified of presentation date & time 

March 14, 2025: Presentations and handouts due for review 

April 14 – 18, 2025: National Child Nutrition Conference in Dallas, TX 


Conference Registration

Presenters are required to register for the National Child Nutrition Conference if they plan to attend any sessions/events other than their presentation during the conference or visit the exhibit hall. 



All presenters are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel and travel expenses. The link for the discounted block of rooms at the Hilton Anatole will be sent to the email provided once registered.  



All presenters will be given a PowerPoint template to use for the presentation. The title slide, presenter slide, attendee library slide, and evaluation slide are required for your presentation. The inside pages are recommended. The presentation slides will be made available to attendees as a PDF in the attendee library. 

 PowerPoint Best Practices  

  • Keep text on page simple and short  
  • Include images appropriately  
  • Proofread and spellcheck your presentation 
  • Avoid product logos or branding 
  • Embed any videos in your presentation 



Presenters are asked to submit an electronic copy of their handouts in PDF form by March 14, 2025 for publishing in the attendee library. Presenters are responsible for printing and providing enough handouts if they would like to provide physical copies to attendees. 


Presenters will be offered standard audio-visual support which will include a podium, microphone, projector, screen, a laptop preloaded with your NCA approved PowerPoint, and HDMI cord. Your NCA-approved presentation will be preloaded on a laptop in your assigned workshop room. No changes or updates are able to be made to your presentation after the March 14, 2025 deadline.

Wireless internet will be available to all presenters and attendees. Please have a contingency plan in place if there is an unexpected technology issue. We recommend embedding any links or videos into your presentation. 


Yapp App

We encourage all presenters to add themselves as an attendee in the Yapp App with their contact information. By doing so, conference attendees can easily reach out to you with questions about your presentation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Questions? 

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