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Symposium Central
May 21-24, 2017 • Astor Crowne Plaza • New Orleans, LA


The Countdown to the 2017 Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium has Begun!
If informative sessions, first-class presenters, networking with fellow professionals, and the friendly atmosphere of New Orleans appeal to you, then plan to join us at our 4th annual Spring Symposium, May 21-24, at the Astor Crowne Plaza, in the heart of the renowned French Quarter. See Who's Presenting with their Session Title »

Early Bird Registration Ending Soon
This is our final call for Early Bird registrations at $349 before it ends on January 31!

Registration includes:*

   •  All continuing education sessions and workshops
   •  Networking opportunities with peers and presenters
   •  Product sampling from our sponsors
   •  Keynote address
   •  Fitness activities
   •  Happy Hour

Register Before This Rate Ends January 31!

*Registration does not include accommodations or travel to and from New Orleans.

Scholarships Are Still Available!
We are still accepting scholarships for complimentary registrations! Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis until the deadline of January 31, 2017 and recipients will be notified the first week in February. Please note: scholarships include all educational sessions, CEUs and on-site networking opportunities, but do not include travel or accommodations. Submit Scholarship Application »


Interested in Experiencing New Orleans’ Local Food Scene?
If so, add a day to your Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium stay and register for our Saturday, May 20, 2017, local food and farm tour in New Orleans! Led by Sharon Palmer, RDN, you will have the opportunity to gain access to a personalized tour of local venues, as well as taste local, seasonal food prepared by an award-winning chef.

Numbers are limited to only 25 attendees in this small, private tour, which is $129 per person and includes transportation, tours, and lunch. Space will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and tour participants must be registered for the symposium in order to attend. View the Itinerary and Register Here »


2017 Symposium Roommate Finder
If you would like a roommate to help offset your travel costs, please take advantage of our roommate finder to connect with other attendees!

Click here to submit your information to our roommate finder »
Click here to view a list of available roommates »


Thanks to Our Symposium Sponsors!


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gigi Grillot at 646-942-2214 or email ggrillot@gvpub.com.
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