American Association of SNAP Directors

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AASD/NASTA Annual Conference 

September 10-13, 2017
Hilton Memphis | Memphis, Tennessee

Click here to submit your propsal.


If you have an innovative, forward thinking, transformational topic which is shaping the future of human services, please submit your presentation for consideration.

Your submissions will help shape the agenda for the AASD/NASTA Conference. Topics will represent a confluence of ideas, innovations, and real world experiences that are reshaping today's service delivery systems. The overarching goal of the conference is to delve into how we as leaders and professionals can create a modern, responsive health and human services system that leads to stronger, healthier families and communities.


Workshop proposals are encouraged in the following categories:

  • Legislative/policy issues (ex.: reform and reauthorization)
  • Quality control/performance issues (ex.: CAPER)
  • Systems modernization and use of innovative technology (ex.: alternatives to interviews, text messaging, etc.)
  • Program flexibility; designing programs responsive to customers' needs
  • Transformation through collaborative partnerships
  • Customer Engagement and Access
    • Improving customer access (ex.: new approaches to improve effective and efficient application processing and verification)
    • Innovative practices for engaging with customers more meaningfully and effectively (ex.: two-generation approaches, trauma-informed practice, etc.)
    • Best and promising practices for engaging special populations (young adults, non-custodial parents, ABAWDs, sanctioned cases, etc.)
  • Employment Outcomes
    • SNAP Employment & Training, ABAWDs and SNAP's role in greater work engagement
    • Strategies for improving the TANF Work Participation Rate (WPR) while achieving sustainable employment outcomes for families
    • Best practices and innovative strategies to successfully increasing/enhancing employment outcomes across both TANF and SNAP E&T
  • Nutrition, health and healthy food choices
  • Leadership, staff development and workplace culture


Descriptions should clearly define the content of the workshop and provide learning outcomes. Consider learning objectives - what will the attendee gain from hearing this presentation? What will the participant be able to adapt form improved efficiencies to their organization?

Submissions are due by Friday, May 12, 2017

The American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) is an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The AASD was formed to strengthen the administration and management of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) and contribute to the professional development of its members.


AASD promotes the exchange of experience and knowledge among those agencies of federal, state, and local government administering SNAP by providing expert advice and consultation on SNAP and other income assistance issues.


This web site is intended to be a clearinghouse for useful information concerning SNAP, other income assistance programs, and nutrition issues in general and how they relate to APHSA's focus on serving families holistically and strengthening their long-term health and well-being.


The 2017 AASD Award Nominations will open soon!


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