10.19.2018 12:00 AM - 10.24.2018 12:00 AM NOBIDAN Day at a Glance - FNCEŽ 2018
Washington, D.C.

 pre registration via hyperlink required for all events you plan to attend Friday, Oct 19 – 23, 2018
Day/Date/Time Activity Location
Friday, October 19

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Timed Entry Passes: Group I – 100 tickets
Registration 10:30 AM
Guided entry 11:00 AM

Timed Entry Passes: Group II – 180 tickets
Registration 11:30 AM
Guided entry 12:00 Noon

Timed Entry Passes Group III – 80 tickets
Registration 12:30 PM
Guided entry 1:00 PM
1400 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560

Free timed entry passes for the Museum may be obtained only through NOBIDAN. First come, first serve, additional tickets for family available in limited supply.
All attending will need to be on time and present to ensure entry as we will enter the library as 1 group

Confirmation number will be issued when you enroll

To reserve your tickets, click here:
Saturday, October 20
Time: 6 PM

Diversify Dietetics Meet Up
Meet people of color in the nutrition and dietetics profession and other dietetics professionals who are excited about diversifying dietetics. Your Diversify Dietetics hosts will be sharing details about resources, programming and events planned for the Diversify Dietetics for 2018-2019.
Meet and greet professionals and students attending FNCE 
Location: TBD

POC: Tamara Melton

Register here:
Saturday, October 20
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Executive Committee Business Meeting

Annual face to face NOBIDAN Executive Committee Meeting with members and invited guests to review strategic plan and discuss current and future goals.
Marriott Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Room Assignment: 75
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

FNCE® Opening General Session
Session Speaker: Bonnie St. John
Paralympic Medalist and Bestselling Author

Hailed as “One of the five most inspiring women in America” by NBC Nightly News, Bonnie St. John will challenge us to question our own limitations while providing research-based tools and techniques that re-energize our lives to achieve peak performance. A highly sought-after business coach and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Bonnie will address these challenges by guiding attendees through a series of practical exercises and techniques that enhance our capacity to offset the negative effects of stress, increase resilience and play to win.
Opening Session:
High Performance Resilience

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D

Course Tracks: Leadership and Professional Skills

Learning Need Codes:
  • 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 1120 Time and stress management, life balance
  • 6010 Behavior change theories, techniques
CE: 2.00 Units Level 1 Basic
Sunday, October 21
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Special Thanks to Mead Johnson
Nutrition, Howard University, and
our Friends of NOBIDAN


Speaker: Michal Young, PhD
Workshop Title: Nutritional Needs of the Neonate: Current and Emergent Scientific Trends

Dr. Michal Young is the Director of the
Newborn Services and Director of the B.L.E.S.S. (Breastfeeding Lactation Education Support Services) Initiative at Howard University Hospital. She also serves as one of the Breastfeeding Coordinators for the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Young is a member of the Advisory panel for the U.S. Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

NOBIDAN Member Reception:
You Are Magnificent, Griot and 50 Year Special Recognition Awards

2018 YAM Winner - Wendy Jones, MS RD CDE
2018 YAM Winner - Jessica Lopez, MS RD CDE
2018 Griot Winner - Paul Cotton, PhD RD
Howard University
Louis Stokes
Health Sciences Library
501 W St NW, Washington DC 20059

CE Session: 1st floor Gallery
NOBIDAN Meeting: 1st floor Gallery
NOBIDAN Reception: 4th Floor Reading Room


Register here:

Registration Fees:
NOBIDAN Member: $50
NOBIDAN Student Member: $30
NOBIDAN Non-Member: $60
NOBIDAN Student Non-Member: $40
Academy Non-Member: $75
Guest Non-Member: $30

Register early – seating for 125 only
Please use Metro, carpool or UberX to Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
MONDAY, October 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DPG/MIG Member Showcase
NOBIDAN Membership Booth Incentives

30 copies of the History Book will be available for purchase.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Expo Hall B

NOBIDAN Showcase Booth # 2935

National Organization of Blacks in
Dietetics and Nutrition History Book Cost:

Make Check payable to NOBIDAN
Monday, October 22
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Foundation’s Gala 
Give back to the Academy Foundation while celebrating with your colleagues at our social event of FNCE®! The Academy Foundation’s annual Gala celebration is a reception style event honoring donors, volunteers and recipients and is a great opportunity for individuals to network, socialize and celebrate the Foundation’s success in a festive atmosphere. Guests enjoy food stations, drink tickets, and a dessert table, in a spacious environment with high tables to gather and chat.
Marriott Marquis
Marquis Ballroom

Ticket cost: $120
Tables: $2,600
(Limited reserved tables of 10)

To purchase tickets: Access your FNCE® Registration dashboard and add this event to your registration.

To purchase a Table: Contact Martha
Ontiveros at (312) 899-4773 or email
[email protected].
Tuesday, October 23
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

On behalf of the Academy and
We hope you have enjoyed
FNCE® 2018 and wish you
safe travels home!

FNCE® Closing Session
Keynote Speaker:
Simon T. Bailey
Bestselling Author and
Chief Executive Officer

The best leaders are the ones who lead differently. Simon T. Bailey will address the critical strategies that empower individuals to lead without a title and stay relevant in every economy while escalating their impact. Bailey will share core principles for acquiring a forward-looking mindset while guiding participants on how to discover the insight needed to be a leader for the future. Finally, he will challenge you to commit to becoming the chief breakthrough officer in your organization.
Closing Session: Shift Your Brilliance:
Leading Amidst Uncertainty

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D

Course Tracks: Leadership and Professional Skills

Learning Need Codes:
  • 1070 – Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 6010 – Behavior change theories, techniques
  • 1010 – Career planning, Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Practice, Scope of Practice
CE: 1.5 Level 1 Basic