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Student Hosts at FNCE®

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Student hosts have the rare opportunity to network with peers behind the scenes, engage with Academy staff, and meet leaders in the profession, all while participating in person at the 2024 FNCE®. In return for 6-8 hours of onsite work, Student Hosts will receive a reduced student member registration of $35 for FNCE® 2024. Please review the following critical dates and frequently asked questions for more information.

Critical Dates

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31 (5 p.m. Central)
  • Notification of Acceptance Status: Thursday, August 8
  • FNCE® Registration: August 9 – September 8

Apply to be a Student Host

Frequently Asked Questions

All student category members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025, membership year are eligible for a student host role at FNCE®.

Yes. Student membership will be verified before consideration of acceptance. If you need to reactivate your student membership, please visit the Academy's membership section.

Yes. All student host roles require in-person participation at FNCE® in Minneapolis, Minn.

After notifications are sent on August 8, special instructions are provided to all student host applicants to register at the appropriate discounted rate.

Yes! If selected, the difference in the student registration fee will be refunded within 4-6 weeks.

It means your application was not randomly selected. It is not a reflection of your ability to be a great host! Student hosts are selected through a lottery system. If you weren't selected this year, you could still register with Early Bird pricing until August 20 for the best price.

All student hosts must participate for at least six hours, with a maximum of eight hours, while at FNCE®. All final assignments will be made based on the availability provided in the student host application.

Assignments vary by date and time during FNCE®. Typical assignments include, but are not limited to, assistance at the registration area, workshop/symposium check-in, room monitoring, speaker ready room support, the Foundation area set up, badge scanning, packing/unpacking/set up help in the Academy Avenue, and Lactation Lounge check-in.

Yes! You will be provided a link to sign up for 6-8 hours of assignments during FNCE® in the August 8th email. All assignments are first-come, first-served, so be sure to sign up early for the most flexible options!

Yes. Mandatory online training will be provided to all student hosts before arriving in Minneapolis, Minn.

Yes. All eligible member students are encouraged to apply. Please be realistic about your anticipated availability if your schedule still needs to be determined.

Please email with the subject line STUDENT HOST QUESTION.

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