Every year, hundreds of dietitians come to the Food and Nutrition Convention and Exhibition, or FNCE, an annual event hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s FNCE is on October 16 to 17 in Boston. Whether you’re a seasoned RD or a dietetic intern just starting out, coming to FNCE means finding opportunities for wherever you are in your career. Here are the top three reasons to come to this year’s FNCE:
- Networking opportunities. One of the biggest perks of big conferences like FNCE is that RDs from all over the country attend. With thousands of professionals from every part of the field, you’re bound to connect with at least a few like-minded dietitians. Having the opportunity to talk to other RDs means you can expand your community and network of peers and get advice from professionals who have more or different kinds of experience.
- Exclusive workshops and talks. FNCE has plenty of workshops for every type of conference attendee. No matter what your level of experience in the dietetic community may be, everyone has an opportunity to learn more and grow; attending a few seminars can help you learn tips and tricks from the cream of the crop.
- New products and software. Dozens of companies come to FNCE every year to spread the word about their products. From specialty foods to EHRs, you can learn about the newest trends that are revolutionizing the field that can help streamline your practice.
Overall, big dietetic conferences provide RDs the opportunity to grow and connect within the field. The Healthie team will be attending this year’s FNCE (yay!), and we’re looking forward to seeing all of you there!