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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

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IFTSA Undergraduate Research Competition

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 356-357

Six undergraduate finalists will present their original research projects both orally and via poster, vying for first, second, and third place recognition in New Orleans. Winners will be announced at Tuesday’s IFTSA Closing Ceremony.
Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development Competition - Oral Presentation

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 343-345

The IFTSA Smart Snacks for Kids Competition challenges students to develop a fun and nutritious food or beverage product targeted at kids and/or teens. Teams are empowered to use their imagination in order to engage their chosen audience in the science and overall appeal behind a novel product of their creation. A crucial component of a winning product is the team’s ability to relay the food or beverage’s ”smart” qualities to both a technical AND a general audience. Winners will be announced during the IFTSA Closing Ceremony.
The 29th Annual IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition - Tasting (Closed)

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where: New Orleans Marriott - Salon B (3rd Floor)

Closed Event!  In this long-standing annual competition, each participating team develops a new food idea and carries the concept through production and marketing, similar to a commercial product development team. Winners will be announced during the IFTSA Closing Ceremony.
Food Communicators Workshop

When: Sunday, 06/02/2019 through Sunday, 06/02/2019, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - TBD

Students and new professionals can participate in this three-hour Science Communication Fundamentals Workshop at IFT19 for a small program fee. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate the science of food to multiple audiences. Participants will learn how to identify a public engagement goal, determine the relevant audience, craft tailored messages to achieve their goal, and rehearse their engagement scenario. This workshop features both facilitator presentations and attendee exercises.
IFTSA Student Lounge

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 353-355

To meet up with students, visit the Student Lounge, sponsored by PepsiCo. Be sure to stop by and pick up your student events brochure, OFG, and PepsiCo swag! Representatives from PepsiCo will be on hand, during specific times, to talk about all of the internship and full-time opportunities available with PepsiCo.
IFTSA Chapter Leaders Workshop

When: Sunday, 06/02/2019 through Sunday, 06/02/2019, 08:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 343

The Chapter Leaders Workshop is designed for incoming IFTSA chapter leaders and Area Meeting Chairs to meet other student leaders at food science clubs from around the world. Workshop participants will grow as leaders, learn about how IFTSA can help your club succeed in the year to come, and have a lot of fun.
IFTSA Competition Kitchen Tours

When: Sunday, 06/02/2019 through Sunday, 06/02/2019, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Where: Banquet Kitchen (3rd floor)

IFTSA Product Development Teams can receive a preview of the food prep space prior to competitions on Tuesday. Teams will also have the opportunity to store their competition supplies in the Kitchens.
Section Leadership Forum

When: Sunday, 06/02/2019 through Sunday, 06/02/2019, 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Where: New Orleans Marriott - Bissonet (3rd floor)

The annual Section Leadership Forum is designed to provide a variety of learning and interaction opportunities for IFT section leaders.  Each section is invited to send three participants from 2018-19 or 2019-20 leadership.
International Lounge

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 278-280

Members and non-members of the International Division are welcome to meet and network in the International Lounge throughout the event to discuss international topics facing the science of food.
Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run + Fitness

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 06:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Where: Audubon Park

Feeding Tomorrow is hosting its annual Fun Run + Fitness event, our largest annual fundraiser supporting student scholarships. Participants can run, walk, yoga, bike, or swim…anywhere, anytime with the option to participate virtually from May 1st – June 5th! Or you can join us in the Big Easy at IFT19 on Monday, June 3rd for a 5k run, 1-mile walk, and yoga followed by a celebratory after party, complete with goodies from our generous sponsors!

Registration and Ticket required to enter the event.  We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance.  Fun Run + Fitness is $30/person with an option to purchase a tshirt.
Click here to register for this event!