2018 Industry Seminar


October 29-31, 2018 | Renaissance Hotel Dallas



TASN Industry Seminar is coming soon! If you have not already done so, please register for this outstanding event! It is such a great opportunity to have face time with our industry partners. There will be excellent breakout sessions, exciting keynote speakers and, a Halloween costume contest! Who could resist all of this? Join us in Dallas! You will not be disappointed!

The TASN Industry Seminar is a two-day program connecting industry partners with K-12 child nutrition program decision makers. This seminar is an opportunity for in-depth discussion, training, and future planning.

Additionally, there is dedicated "first look" exhibit time for Industry vendors to introduce and showcase new products and service prior to the bidding season.

Come join us for general sessions, learning sessions, costume party (Oct. 30), table top displays, and networking.

Register now! View and download the 2018 Industry Seminar registration form (PDF) >>

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2018



Breakout Sessions



Forecasting - Why Should I Forecast? Taught by Jose Quinones with JTM
    ▪ The importance of forecasting to the supply chain and cost effective procurement.
    ▪ Existing tools for forecasting.
    ▪ State promoting good supply chain management, procurement and forecasting.


The 3 Cs of Opportunity Taught by Keith Lewis with HISD
(the 3 Cs are Communication, Collaboration and Cooperation)
Join Keith Lewis in this session to discuss:
    ▪ Leveraging relationships with key stakeholders, both inside and outside your district.
    ▪ Celebrate the success of effective communication.
    ▪ Becoming empowered to be positive change agents that directly affect young scholars across Texas.


Great Deals! Break Meals! Taught by Julie Farris with Dallas ISD
    ▪ Understand the value of providing meals during school breaks
    ▪ Learn best practices for obtaining support from your district and community
    ▪ Benefits of operating meal program during school breaks.


View and download the Industry Seminar schedule here: 2018 Industry Seminar Schedule (PDF)



Keynote Speakers




Lyndy Phillips
Lyndy Phillips recharges, renews and refreshes audiences as a professional speaker by motivating them to live their best lives. Lyndy does this by presenting a range of motivational content centered around reducing stress, enhancing customer service, and strengthening teamwork. There are many speakers to help you improve your skills and grow within your profession, but there are few, like Lyndy, that entertain, reduce stress, and potentially help change your life in the process.

Lyndy was raised on a farm in the Texas Panhandle, served fifteen years in full-time ministry, worked 12 years in sales and fundraising, and was the Executive Director for a highly popular television show about marriage. On top of all that, he raised two children, Lezlie and Taylor, with his wife, Angie, of thirty-three years. It's easy to say he knows a thing or two about stress and its impact on the body!

Lyndy is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Christian Comedy Association, Texas Farm Bureau, and......Sam's Wholesale Club!


Rick Lewis
Break a Rule was founded by Rick Lewis, Professional Misbehaver – an entertainer, speaker, and author. Thirty-five years of interacting with thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and industries led Rick to discover the hidden cultural threads that define the way people pursue fulfillment and success in their lives.

Rick shares these ideas through a presentation called 7 Rules You Were Born to Break, which uses comedy and theater to playfully expose where organizations and individuals get stuck when pursuing a vision. His performances and his book by the same name skillfully reveal the unspoken cultural rules that block personal and professional growth and demonstrate a joyful and profitable alternative.

Rick Lewis seems to have been born to seek the limelight and to make others laugh. He has been performing professionally since the age of eight when he first appeared in television commercials and a professional dinner theater production of the musical stage play, Mame, at the Center Stage Playhouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alongside his pursuit of professional acting for stage, Rick developed a passion for circus skills, training extensively on his own to become proficient in juggling, acrobatics, unicycling, magic, and mime. His spending money in high school came entirely from performing at children's birthday parties, association, community, and company events in his home town of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was also hired to entertain at the birthday party of Chelsea Clinton at the Governor's Mansion, when Bill Clinton was still the Governor of Arkansas.

Hooked by these early experiences in front of audiences Rick continued to work professionally as an actor, dancer, acrobat, and musical theater performer until he was in his early twenties. He then attended Webster University's renowned theater arts program. He left Webster to join the cast of a Broadway touring production of the hit musical Barnum, with which he traveled internationally for a nine-month period, playing in over 70 cities.



Venue & Hotel Information



This year's seminar will take place October 29-31, and we will be done by noon on the 31st.

We will be hosting the event at the:
        Renaissance Dallas Hotel
        2222 North Stemmons Freeway
        Dallas, Texas 75207

Room Rate: $179
Self-Parking: Complimentary
Reservations: 800.468.3571
Hotel cut-off date for Reservations is: October 19, 2018


If you choose to make reservations by phone, please use the name TASN Industry or TASN along with the group dates and you will be able to make your reservation.



View and download the 2018 Industry Seminar registration form (PDF) >>

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2018


Sponsorship Opportunities



There are several options for sponsorship available at the 2018 Industry Seminar.

View the 2018 Industry Seminar sponsorship opportunities (PDF) or contact Heather de la Paz at heatherd@tasn.net for more information.