Feed your future
June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA


11 - 20 Results out of 31
Competition for entrepreneurs will culminate with a live business pitch session at IFT18.
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.
Andrew Pelling began his featured presentation on Monday by telling a story about his younger self—an eager graduate student who was constantly designing experiments based on whatever sparked his curiosity. 
How AI Can Help You Cope With Information Overload

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

A rigorous assessment of past research is an essential pre-requisite for innovation. Literature searches and reviews are increasingly problematic. The number of papers being published worldwide is increasing rapidly; predatory OA (fake science) journals are proliferating; and researchers are relying on flawed search tools (eg.Google Scholar and PubMed).
This presentation looks at how new AI-powered search tools can be used to solve these information challenges in the sciences of food, health and nutrition. It explains how they can deliver relevant and comprehensive results, not just within the discipline but across disciplines. It also shows how they can be used to help formulate research hypotheses, identify researchers and institutions active in particular areas and identify hot topics.
The presenter will be Jonathan Griffin, who works for IFIS Publishing, an educational, not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and meeting the information needs of the food community.
Another Food Fusion: Shelf-Stable, Healthy, Convenient Foods in the Global Marketplace

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Family celebrations, holidays, and special events center on food. Special recipes, indulgence, and enjoyment are center to these occasions. However, routine, day-to-day meal preparation is a challenge in households. Fast food, quick service restaurants, rotisserie chicken and a salad, the grocery deli menu, pre-cut meats and vegetables, and other convenience based foodservice are part of routine family meal plans and are not always healthy-choice options. Healthier food choices lead to reduced incidences of chronic health. Shelf-stable, ready-to-eat, portion sized packages, combined with agitating batch retort technology can play a larger role in healthier food choices. The center of the aisle should be part of the conversation of foods for health. Packaging and product positioning influence consumer choice. Combined with consumer insights research to identify what shoppers want, messages that resonate with consumers can be uncovered with conjoint analysis, to craft powerful packaging and marketing claims for innovative, healthier food products.
The Future of Food: Innovation, Commercialization, Supply Chain

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Climate Action for a Secure Food System

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 01:45 PM - 02:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

The food system is in an interesting predicament;it's a significant contributor to one of its own biggest threats—climate change. Poor land-management is degrading our soil, releasing greenhouse gases, and bringing about catastrophic events such as droughts, floods, fires, among others. Farmers and food industry members are deeply vulnerable to the disasters brought on by climate change, but the level to which they implement or encourage climate-friendly practices is dependent on multiple competing factors. This session will challenge the current thinking on climate mitigation with the understanding that multiple sectors must come together to make headway on this global issue. We will include cutting-edge innovations from the organic industry, which has been focusing its resources on climate mitigation and adaptation, to understand how these experiences and lessons can be used as a learning tool to advance climate-friendly techniques across sectors.
Accelerate Your Innovation: Using Intellectual Property Data to Drive R&D

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Learn more about how  R&D, IP and business intelligence teams use PatSnap to search and analyze documents—including 130 million patents—containing data on how companies worldwide are innovating. See app or online planner for session description

Start-Up Alley Showcase

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Get to know the the companies featured at IFT19's Start-Up Alley.
Feeding Tomorrow and FAO’s Sustainable Development Goals

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

The world needs the brightest minds engaged in the science of food in order to meet the challenges ahead of us, to feed a projected population of 9 billion in 2050. FAO offers a vision for food and agriculture as a key to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of IFT, is ready to support by bringing the best and brightest minds to the science of food and to help them improve the world.  Join us to learn more about both UN SDGs and Feeding Tomorrow.