2021 Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 27 - Friday, October 29


*The Opening General Session will begin on Wednesday, October 27th at 1:15pm



120 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Click HERE for driving directions


Click HERE to view the Grand Wayne Health & Safety web page

Why attend Annual Conference 2021?  Let's get back to in person networking with our peers and Industry Partners in a safe environment! 

Watch the video below for more reasons why! 

Fantastic Keynote Speakers!!!

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD 
How to Tell the School Nutrition Story in a Post COVID World
It has always been important to share how school meals support academic success and feed the future. Now it is essential for your communities to understand the critical importance of feeding children well every day and during emergencies. Families want to know more about your program than ever before -- and you are the best person to share the best news about your program. Dayle will explore three secrets to telling your program's story so that you can maximize customer satisfaction and student participation. 
Wednesday, October 27th•1:30pm


Gerry Brooks
 Gerry Brooks has been an educator for 25 years, beginning as a third grade teacher in Palm Bay, FL.
He earned his masters in administration and has been an elementary principal for 15 years.
Originally using humorous videos to encourage his staff, Gerry has become a national encourager for
teachers through social media and speaking events. He is a voice for teachers, but his passion is leading
others to be responsible for their own personal climate and culture in the workplace.
His book, “Go See the Principal,” outlines strategies for taking on this responsibility.
Gerry and his wife, Kelly, have 3 adult children and live in Lexington, KY. 
Friday, October 29th•8:30am and 3:15pm


Check out Gerry on YouTube!


  AND so much More to Come!