LEAD Summit is open to all SFS professionals, chosen Lightning Round participants, and select LEAD Summit Sponsors.

Registration Fees:
Members: $280 
Nonmembers: $330
Registration Closes April 3, 2020. After that, only onsite registration is available for $330.
Registering a Group? Please click here to download the form, and submit by email or fax.

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JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
Room Rate: $122/night
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NEW this year! LEAD Summit will immediately follow FDACS Child Nutrition Directors Meeting.

Remember to book for LEAD Summit and CND if you are planning to attend both events.


Schedule at a Glance


Education Content

We are proud to announce that at this year's LEAD Summit, educational presentations and training workshops will be provided by Alpha UMi, Inc! This group of innovative speakers has identified the key skills that most employers look for, which happen to be the same key skills that most employees lack. Through various workshops that build upon one another, LEAD Summit Attendees will leave with improved skills that will enable them to build their personal brand, understand body language cues, handle workplace conflict with ease, and more! With a variety of workshops available during the event, attendees will be able to pick and choose which courses suit their individual needs. Check the schedule at a glance above to review the course topics; a detailed description of each topic is coming soon! 


If you weren't chosen to participate in the Lightning Rounds, there's still opportunities to attend LEAD Summit as an Industry Member with a sponsorship! Four of our sponsorships include one Industry Registration. Contact Aubrie Leigh Pennekamp to secure your spot!

Lightning Rounds

14 vendor companies will have the opportunity to discuss their new products, services, or solicit feedback from attendees in this fast paced, interactive session. To make the selection process fair, a random computerized drawing will be conducted to select the 14 participating companies.

  • Only SIP Member companies are eligible to participate in the LEAD Summit lottery.
  • Lightning Rounds will be held on the first day of the event (Wednesday, April 15) from 8:45 – 10:45 am.
  • Lightning Round Tables are $800 and include 1 Rep registration. Additional Rep registrations are $500 (limit 1).

The 14 companies chosen have been notified and given the option to accept/decline the invitation. If no response is received, the spot is forfeited and the next company in line will be contacted.