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Posters & Research Showcase

Showcasing Transformative Research

Research is the foundation of innovation. It provides critical insight into what is possible and inspires creative thinking to help us imagine and design better food. You won’t want to miss the research findings you’ll discover only at IFT FIRST.

Poster Showcase

Researchers will present their work at two dedicated Poster Showcases during IFT FIRST. Worried about getting the chance to see them? Don’t be! Posters will be on display on the expo floor during the entirety of IFT FIRST. This means that even if you’re not able to make one of the two opportunities to speak with presenters, you’ll still get to browse their posters throughout the event.

Research Showcase Stage

The Research Showcase Stage is back this year and will be the home of Division Graduate Student Research competitions. Open to all IFT FIRST attendees, join to hear students compete in interest-based competitions, presenting the field’s latest and greatest research. This is the place to hear fresh-from-the-lab results! This stage will be located in the Poster Showcase area, with competitions taking place continuously throughout the event. Join us on Wednesday for the Division Graduate Student Oral Competition Awards Ceremony!

Special member registration rates and tiered registration discounts for attendees available.