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Innova Market Insights

Innova’s Taste the Trend Pavilion

A visit to the Innova Market Insights pavilion (booth 2884) is a must for showgoers. Daily presentations on trending topics of marketplace significance will be featured at the Innova Market Insights Taste the Trend Pavilion.

Tyler DeWitt

Tyler DeWitt is Rethinking Science Education

The 2016 Fennema Lecturer is Tyler DeWitt, an educator, research scientist, and digital content creator who is committed to changing current approaches to science education.

IFT16 Teaching & Learning Sessions

The Teaching & Learning sessions, which will be held in room S401AB of McCormick Place, have been planned to provide academics with practical examples of effective teaching practices as well as opportunities to network with fellow faculty members.

Hot Topic Sessions

Want to stay up to speed on some of the most current topics related to food technology, food science research, and future trends, often while gaining a global perspective? If so, then Hot Topics sessions are for you.

IFT16 Genomics Day

Those who are intrigued by the subject of genomics will be pleased to learn that Monday, July 18, has been designated as Genomics Day at IFT16.

New: ePoster Sessions

Plan to attend one or more of the 30 new ePoster sessions held throughout IFT16 in room S406b, featuring food science research in a variety of topics.

Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Special Session: A Sneak Peek at the Food Evolution Documentary

Get a sneak peek of several film clips from the completed documentary Food Evolution, and hear from panelists including academy-award nominated Director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy and author, environmental activist, and fellow at Cornell Alliance for Science who is featured in the film, Mark Lynas.

Consumer Panel: A Clean Label Revolution

A panel of Chicagoland consumers will join the stage to reveal their opinions about products currently on the shelves, and what they’d like to see in the future.

Bev Postma

Taming Dragons in the Age of Pseudoscience

Join Bev Postma in her general session “Taming Dragons in the Age of Pseudoscience” as she explores how scientists learn how to tame their social media dragons and ride them into the heart of public debate.

Ben Goldacre

Telling the Story of Science in an Age of Misunderstanding

In this general session—”Telling the Story of Science in an Age of Misunderstanding”—Ben Goldacre charges through the history and magic of evidence based science, using examples of bad science … to explain how good science really works.

Jacques Rousseau

Science Versus Sensationalism and Soundbites

In this general session—”Science Versus Sensationalism and Soundbites: How Can Consumers Make More Informed Choices?”—Jacques Rousseau will share his perspective on the reasons why people fear innovation, and how to better equip consumers with the scientific knowledge and resources to assist them in making more informed decisions.

Dr. Rebeca López García

Spanish Language Session

The Food Technology Summit & Expo México (Booth 4084), the leading event for the food and beverage industry in Mexico and Central America, will present the unique session in Spanish during IFT16—Chemophobia: Fact, Fiction and Communication.

From IFT15

CEO Panel

CEO Panel: A View From the Top

Three industry CEOs identify the issues that forward-thinking food companies must address now and going forward in the IFT15 CEO Panel session.

FutureFood film Documentary

Documentary to Bring Clarity to the Food Debate

The film will explore the issue of feeding 9+ billion people by 2050 and how to do it without harming the planet.

Mark Heiman presentation

Diverse Diet + Diverse GI Microbiome = Better Health

A diverse diet produces a diverse gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome, which leads to better health outcomes. Research on specific food components shows promise in treating diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity and bowel disorders.

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