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IFTNEXT: Design Thinking for the Creative Food Scientist: A Hands-On Innovation Workshop

When: Sunday, 07/15/2018 through Sunday, 07/15/2018, 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Where: The Hatchery, 320 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

How might we close the gap between food science and understanding true consumer needs? Design thinking is a human-centered innovation processes that helps people from all disciplines unlock creativity in their everyday work to solve complex challenges. With over 20 combined years of experience in Design Thinking in the food industry, government and academia, instructors, Dr. Charlotte Biltekoff (UC-Davis), Miguel Cabra and Dr. Lauren Shimek (Food.Tech.Design) will introduce the principles and processes of Design Thinking for Food. In this hands-on workshop, participants will work in teams on food and beverage challenges. learning and practicing design thinking skills such as Designer's Insight and Inspiration, The Rules of Brainstorming, and Rough and Rapid Prototyping. By learning and experiencing design thinking, participants will be able to apply these principles to their everyday work to become more human-centered food scientists.

Continuing Education Hours: 4
Individuals holding these credentials will earn 4 hours* for completion of this course: Certified Food Scientists; Registered Dietitians; Dietetic Technicians; Certified Research Chefs; Certified Culinary Scientists.
*Subject to change plus or minus one hour based on final agenda.

REGISTRATION:click here to register.

IFT Member (all levels): $297
IFT Non-Member: $350

As part of your registration, you will receive course materials, light refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.
FEATURED SESSION: IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where: McCormick Place - S100 Ballroom

This exciting, new IFT competition will highlight and support the work of innovative, food-focused entrepreneurs. Designed as a fast-paced pitch event, the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge will feature six food start-ups competing for a $25,000 cash prize. Audience members will also be able to cast their vote to award a $5,000 People’s Choice award. Session includes a dynamic on-stage interview with Daymond John.
Edibilomics: Using Metabolomics in Food-Related Research

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Metabolomics is a new and emerging field with applicability to both food-and nutrition related research, and the food industry. Metabolomics aims to profile the totality of chemical compounds present within a system, be that system a plant, a fruit or vegetable, a processed food product, or a biological fluid. This means that hundreds or thousands of chemicals can be monitored simultaneously. By utilizing mass spectrometry and/or nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, one can comprehensively profile a system to understand how perturbations alter the system, without a priori knowledge of which compounds are altered. In this capacity, metabolomics can be used to investigate how a food product changes globally with food processing, to profile products to detect adulteration or misbranding or changes in nutritional profile, to better understand what flavor compounds contribute to product liking, and to explore how dietary interventions with these food products alter the human metabolome. These data can also be correlated with other meta-data (e.g. sensory panel information, genetic analyses, microbiological and microbiome taxa) to provide additional value. Given the sensitivity of analysis, particular precautions need to be taken when designing and conducting metabolomics experiments. The large amount of data generated during metabolomics experiments requires special handling to extract relevant information. In this symposium, we will provide background information on metabolomics, suitable for an audience unfamiliar with the topic, and discuss its applications in food, flavor, and nutrition.
Who's Driving Personalized Nutrition and Why?

When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 04:45 PM - 05:15 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

There's a lot of buzz about Personalized Nutrition, but what is it and how did consumers come to demand these custom health solutions? In this session, we will talk about why Personalized Nutrition is relevant in today's marketplace, how clean label fits in, as well as how and why consumers have changed-up the traditional paradigm of health and wellness. Learn more about how the consumer evolved, what their new expectations are, and what food and beverage manufacturers and marketers need to do to deliver the customization that consumers want. Don't miss this stimulating discussion.
When Data, Data Science, and Computation Meet Food

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Data science and computation have become increasingly important over the last few decades. In science and engineering, computation is quickly becoming a requirement to verify models, simulate real-world systems, and solve complex problems. Additionally, since computers have become smaller, faster, more affordable, and more accessible with cloud computing platforms, it is now easier than ever to integrate computation into a wide variety of application areas. Like other industries, the food industry has seen an increasing number of products and services based on data science, machine learning techniques, small affordable microcontroller computers, and even cloud computing platforms. Some examples of the techniques these products and services include: (1) the creation of new ideas or content with the aid of computers (computational creativity), (2) the discovery of new phenomena and insights from data, and (3) the integration of physical or cloud-based computers to solve complex, real-world problems. Although these techniques are being used widely in nearly every field of study, in practice they are not always that easy to use or set up. One such example is in the restaurant industry, where there are significant challenges in implementing and adopting these techniques.
IFT<i>NEXT</i> Quickfire: From Data to Drones: Innovative Food Safety Applications

When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

We’ve heard about data intelligence, machine learning, and drones, but what is their place in the food industry? This IFTNEXT Quickfire shows how three innovators are leading the way with their applications of new tech.
The Future of Next Generation Food Waste: How the Almond Industry is Unleashing the Potential for Co-Products

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Join the Almond Board of California (ABC) in an exploration of the potential that is unleashed when agriculture and technology merge and innovate in an effort to minimize waste and carbon footprint - and truly take food waste full circle. Recent groundbreaking research developments, in partnership with the USDA, have resulted in new life after harvest for almond co-products - the hulls, shells, and woody material from almond trees. Currently, those coproducts are utilized as livestock bedding and nutritious cow feed – however, ABC’s support in research projects underway with USDA research teams have resulted in almond hulls and shells being used to ferment beer and boost mushroom production, strengthen recycled plastics, and even supplement honey bee and insect food.
Get hands-on with products created from the latest almond waste-reduction science and discuss what’s next for the integration of these technologies.
Competitive Technical Intelligence - Knowing the Outside World

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Innovation is the key to any organization’s success! However, if you want to remain competitive in the market place you need to not only create intellectual property but also understand what others have in the same space. The best way to do this is by creating a Competitive Technical Intelligence (CTI) Program within your company.
By monitoring other peer companies and technologies spaces of interest you can get your first look at the space and start strategizing as you develop to determine if you will have Freedom to Operate (FTO). This will minimize risks to your business and save resources. A CTI Program allows you to look for partners who are willing to collaborate or even find technologies you can use to meet your consumer needs.
The presentation will cover how the program was developed and implemented within the organization and will include a live demo of a CTI Portal.
Using Data to Improve the Organic & Non-GMO Marketplace

When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

How can we make our food system more efficient and transparent, cheaper, and less wasteful? This engaging and informative discussion will explore how data intelligence and new technological tools can aid in the decision-making that can help improve business outcomes. Mercaris aims to improve food and agriculture systems through such tools and will provide a State of the Industry for the organic, non-GMO and integrity-preserved (IP) commodities space.
Exploring the Future with the IFT<i>NEXT</i> Think Tank

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

What do you absolutely need to know to be prepared for the future of food? Members of IFT's Think Tank will share insights from their work of tracing trends from both inside and outside the food industry to try to peek into the future to help you prepare for what's likely coming down the pike.