ANCE 2024 – What to Know Before You Go!

Networking EventMonday, March 4 from 5:30-9:30 PM (ET)
Churchill Downs (700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208) Your ticket includes a souvenir glass, 2 drink tickets, appetizers, and 1 CEU.
This event is sold out. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need confirmation of your registration.

  • Churchill Downs recommends that you use the address 700 Central Avenue into the GPS then park at any of the free and opened lots.
  • Our event will take place in The Starting Gates Suites from 5:30 – 9pm. You will receive two drink tickets and a commemorative glass. Appetizers will be served including:
    • Charcuterie Grazing Table with meats, cheese, pickled veggies, fruits, and nuts
    • Crudité with hummus
    • Fresh fruit
    • Spanakopita
    • Antipasto Skewers
    • Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta
  •  We invite you to wear Derby attire! The dress code for the event is Smart Casual: Vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, dress jeans, dress shorts and slacks are appropriate. Don’ts: Cargo shorts, t-shirts, crop or midriff tops, athletic wear, swim wear, frayed or torn denim or shorts, and tennis shoes are considered inappropriate attire by the venue. 


March 5th – Event Venue
Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40299

Parking & Hotel
Conference attendees will receive free parking at the Marriott Louisville East for the duration of the event. 

Please check in at the registration desk to pick up your name tag and important conference materials beginning at 7:00am.

Event Agenda

The final agenda is posted on our website here. 

To limit disruptions during our morning presentations, a light breakfast will be served from 7:00-9:00 AM (ET). A hot sit down lunch will be provided for all attendees beginning at 11:30 AM (ET). Dietary modifications will be provided for those submitted during the registration process. 

Breakfast: Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, Crisp Applewood Smoked Bacon, Griddled Potatoes with Caramelized Peppers & Onions, Assortment of Breakfast Breads, Danishes, Pastries & Coffee Cakes, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Toasting Station with Sliced Assorted Bagels, Plain & Berry Cream Cheese, Preserves and Butter, Assorted Individual Yogurts
Orange and Apple Juice, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea and Water

Plated Lunch: Herb Roasted Pork Chop, Tortellini Primavera as Vegetarian Option; Field Green Salad, Buttermilk Dinner Rolls, Plated Starches and Sides, Chocolate Truffle Bomb
John Conti Coffee, Decaf, Hot and Iced Tea

Afternoon Break: Sponsored by University of Kentucky, Dept of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Create Your Own Trail Mix

Speaker Information & Handouts 

Speaker bios and presentation objectives are linked here:

Please view speaker handouts located on our website here. KAND will not be providing copies of speaker’s handouts. Please plan accordingly by viewing and printing any necessary documents before coming to ANCE. 

CPEU Information & Event Evaluation 

This event has been approved for a total of 8 CPEUs (including CPEUs for exhibits and posters) for this event through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. You will receive an email after the event that includes instructions and certificates for claiming CPEUs as well as an evaluation to provide us with feedback on your experience at this year’s ANCE event. 

WaterStep Partnership

In an act of service, we are partnering with WaterStep for our annual conference this year. WaterStep is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing safe and clean drinking water to those in need. We ask that you consider bringing 1-3 pairs of shoes that you (or your family members) no longer wear to donate to WaterStep. Any style of shoes accepted but sneakers are preferred. Our goal is to collect at least 100 pairs of shoes to help provide safe water for over 30 individuals! Learn more about WaterStep at