Lauren Shimek, founder and CEO of Food.Tech.Design, and Charlotte Biltekoff, associate professor of American Studies and Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, drew a large crowd for their session “Design Thinking for Food” on Monday morning at the IFTNEXT stage. With a casual setting and interactive presentation, the session encouraged forward thinking and collaboration—exactly what IFTNEXT is all about.

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More than an event— IFT17 is game changing.

Experience powerful, provocative featured sessions exploring important and timely topics in the science of food.

Fuel your passion for the science of food. Attend and participate in IFTNEXT presentations, discussions and debates tackling important and sometimes controversial topics.

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