Voice Recognition


2021-2022 Industry Partnership Opportunities


Exhibiting, Advertising, Sponsorship and Membership

Exhibit Hours:
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Roland E. Powell
Ocean City, Maryland

June 8, 2021

Dear Food Service Partner,

MdSNA is pleased to announce that our annual fall exhibits trade show will be held in October with no Covid restrictions, per the Worcester County Health Department. We have been advised that our convention will be exactly as it was in the past. There will be the usual spacing between booths on the exhibit floor, cooking and providing food samples is allowable and there will be full interaction with attendees on the trade show floor. In other words, "Business as Usual".

The Maryland School Nutrition Association invites you to discover the benefits of partnering with us for our 2021-2022 membership year. We are excited to offer many partnership opportunities including membership, advertising, exhibiting and sponsoring slots for our fall convention.

This year’s 2021 annual convention will be held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on October 22-23, 2021. The theme is “Charting the New Course of Child Nutrition”.  Please join us for this opportunity to inspire more than 350 school food service employees across the state of Maryland, including county supervisors, directors and buyers, at one of the lowest state show booth prices across the country.  

Show hours will be Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Set up times are Friday, October 22nd from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Saturday, October 23rd, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

We have an exciting new format this year! A full day packed with an energizing keynote speaker, great education sessions and of course a great venue to showcase the latest and greatest food for our members. The convention culminates in a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre networking reception at a favorite Ocean City location, Seacrets!  Each Sustaining Industry Member will receive one complimentary ticket; additional tickets will be available for purchase.  Information for discounted hotel rooms can be found below. We hope you will join us while we continue to Chart the New Course of Child Nutrition!

A full packet of information can be downloaded below. 

Whether you are planning on attending both the MdSNA association training and House of Delegates activities on Friday as well as the full convention schedule on Saturday, or just coming to the convention events on Saturday, consider getting a hotel room and extending your stay and building in some extra-curricular time at the beach. Ocean City has so much to offer. Enjoy these hotel discounts when making your reservation.

Hampton Inn - Bayside (a Hilton owned property)
4301 Coastal Highway Bayside, 410.524.6263
$79 single | $89 suite  bayside and city view
Please call to book your room. Ask for the discounted Maryland School Nutrition Association rate. No online link available.

Grand Hotel - Oceanside (a Hilton owned property)
2100 Baltimore Avenue Oceanside, 410.289.6191
$69 city view | $79 partial ocean view | $89 direct ocean view
Please call to book your room. Ask for the discounted Maryland School Nutrition Association rate. No online link available.

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau - Oceanside
10100 Coastal Highway Oceanside, 410.524.3535
$99 standard room (no suites)
Use Group Code MS1021 if calling to book your room or click here for online RSVP link.

Are you purchasing an ad for the 2021-2022 advertising year? 
Deadlines and Specs:
Fall Issue: August 15, 2021 deadline / September 15 mailing
Convention Digital Program: September 1, 2021 deadline for ads and content
Winter Issue: November 7, 2021 deadline / December 7, 2021 mailing
Spring Issue: February 1, 2022 deadline / March 1 mailing
Summer Issue: May 1, 2022 deadline / June 1 mailing

  • Ads can be sent in pdf, jpg or png file format

  • Greyscale unless submitting a Diamond or Platinum membership level full color ad for inside and outside covers

  • Serving Spoon Ad Size: Diamond, Platinum & Gold members - 8.5" x 11" plus .25" bleeds all around; Silver members - 8" x 5" - bleeds not recommended; GREYSCALE FOR ALL ADS EXCEPT DESIGNATED DIAMOND AND PLATINUM MEMBERS

  • Digital convention program booklet size: Diamond, Platinum & Gold members - 5.15" x 6.75", no bleeds / Silver Members - 5.15" x 3.25", no bleeds WE WILL NOW ACCEPT COLOR ADS FOR THIS CONVENTION DIGITAL PROGRAM. CLICKABLE LINKS NOT YET SUPPORTED.

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