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Oct 2017
Oct 2017


McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago , Illinois 60616
Tel: (312) 791-7000
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2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) - Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics


Event Overview:

Each fall, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts — more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting — and address key issues affecting the health of all Americans.

Attendee Information:

Experience dynamic educational opportunities not available elsewhere. Gain access to new trends, perspectives from expert speakers and applications that you can apply to practice right away. Plus, review products and services from over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest offerings in food and nutrition.

Exhibitor Information:

Be among the 350+ exhibitors at the 2017 Centennial Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago! FNCE® provides an unmatched venue for gathering the latest information and innovations related to food, nutrition and dietetics.

About Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, by a visionary group of women dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition during World War I. Today, the Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners - registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students - and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Multiple Emmy® Award Winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN

Named a “pop culture icon” by USA Today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is perhaps the most media-savvy physician working today. Gupta is a broadcaster, writer, podcaster and web-contributor, all of which places him in a unique position to examine why certain health-related stories make the headlines and others don’t.

In this presentation, he takes a hard look at the media’s role in conveying sometimes frightening medical information.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally. His medical training and public health policy experience distinguishes his reporting from war zones and natural disasters, as well as on a range of medical and scientific topics, including the recent Ebola outbreak, brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine and HIV/AIDS.

Gupta’s passion for inspiring Americans to lead healthier, more active lives led him to launch “Fit Nation,” CNN’s multi-platform anti-obesity initiative. In 2009, “Fit Nation” followed the progress of Gupta and six CNN viewers as they inspired each other while training for a triathlon. The program is now in its sixth year.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Kimbal Musk

Co-Founder of The Kitchen

Global Food represents a $4.8 trillion market. This is an incredible opportunity for our generation. According to Kimbal Musk, our society needs young, hungry, smart people innovating food from all angles: technology, data, automation, organic farming, responsible sourcing, opening real food restaurants, promoting gardening and so much more.

In this session, Musk will discuss how we can take advantage of this opportunity to impact the food chain with real food. The work is meaningful and the results incredible.

Leading Entrepreneur, Environmentalist and Thought Leader in the Future of Innovation in Technology and Food Sustainability

Kimbal Musk is the Co-Founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of businesses that pursues an
America where everyone, everywhere has access to real food. His restaurants source food directly from local farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year. His non-profit builds Learning Gardens in schools around the U.S. reaching hundreds of thousands of students every school day. His urban, indoor vertical farming accelerator, seeks to empower thousands of millennials to become real food farmers.

Kimbal is on the board for Chipotle, Tesla, and SpaceX.

Dr. Michio Kaku

Theoretical Physicist, Best-Selling Author, and Popularizer of Science

Dr. Michio Kaku illustrates the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Dr. Kaku will take us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, explaining how the brain functions and how technologies will change our daily lives.

He will present a radically new way to think about “consciousness” and provide fresh insights into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness. Learn how what was once solely thought of as science fiction has become a startling reality.

Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is an internationally recognized authority in two areas. The first is Einstein’s unified field theory, which Dr. Kaku is attempting to complete. The other is to predict trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science. Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York and has been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He is the author of several international best-sellers. Dr. Kaku also does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV. He also hosts his own national weekly radio program which airs in 130 cities in the US and also the KU national satellite band and internet, called Science Fantastic.

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