The 2023 IAFNS Science Innovation Showcase will be held as a virtual event.  This science-first and science-focused event offers an unique gathering of innovators, thought leaders and scientists from across the food and beverage ecosystem.

The IAFNS Science Innovation Showcase will focus on Science for the Future within Food and Nutrition. It will highlight ingredients, products, processes, and tools which can be applied across food and beverage sectors - in support of public health.

What is the Science Innovation Showcase about?

The IAFNS 2023 Science Innovation Showcase is about celebrating Science for the Future within Food and Nutrition. Uniquely this event is not a pitch event.  This event is a science-first and science-focused where ALL, regardless of current or prior affiliation with IAFNS, are invited to submit an abstract.  The abstracts will be reviewed by IAFNS Scientific Leadership Council and evaluated for inclusion in the final program.  Selected abstracts will be invited to present their science.

The Showcase will offer an exceptional learning environment and brings together a range of experts, including food and nutrition researchers, healthcare professionals, opinion leaders, industry representatives, government officials, and future leaders.

How can I participate?

We invite you to submit an abstract and share your science.

We also inite you to register for the event. (Click here to register.)

Discounts are available.

As a virtual event, will I be able to engage with presenters? 

Yes! Each presentation and dialogue session will include a live Q&A period to allow you to ask questions and seek more information from presenters.

For each invited session, there will be time set aside for audience questions.  And, for the submitted presentations , all presenters will be live to answer questions from the audience.

Do I need to be a member of IAFNS to participate?

No!  This is a science venue for scientists to share their science.  We welcome and encourage participation by ALL regardless of current or prior affiliation with IAFNS to join us.

Are there discounted registration rates available for students and faculty? Are there discounted registration rates available for government scientists?

Yes!  See the Registration page for information on discounted rates.

I would like my entire team to attend the Science Innovation Showcase. Are there group discounts available?

Yes!  We are offering group discounts for attendees registering 4 or more scientists from the same organization. Please email us at to learn more.

What days and times is the Science Innovation Showcase? What time zone is the meeting in?

The Science Innovation Showcase will occur over three consecutive half-days on December 12, December 13, and December 14. Specifically, the event will run from approximately noon to 5pm ET on each day.

I’m media/press. How can I attend?

For more information on media registration, please email Steve Gibb at

How can I sponsor this event?

This science event is supported by the IAFNS Board of Trustees and the IAFNS Scientific Leadership Council.  As such, we are not seeking sponsorships. We are seeking scientists to attend and learn at this event.  Please register and join us!

How can I get involved as a speaker at a future IAFNS events? Can I recommend a speaker?

We always welcome interest from scientists and other leaders who would like to speak or offer recommendations for speakers at other events. Please email us at

What if I can not attend the Science Innovation Showcase? Can I get a refund?

Due to the low registration fees, no refunds will be given. However, substitutions are encouraged. Contact us at to support transferring your registration.

Additionally, as a registrant, you will be entitled to priority viewing of the science session recordings available after the meeting.

What if I have technical issues during the meeting and cannot access the event?

If you have any issues accessing the link or using the platform during the event, please email directly via email.

Additionally, it will be possible for attendees to send a Question/Comment to the presenters during the symposium.

Who is IAFNS?

The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) is a non-profit organization that catalyzes science for the benefit of public health. We bring together scientists from government, academia, and industry to drive, fund, and lead actionable food safety and nutrition science research.  Our collaborative and inclusive structure empowers members to bring forward diverse perspectives - and support postive change in the food and beverage ecosystem.