What is the Science Innovation Showcase about?

The Science Innovation Showcase will gather hundreds on December 14 and 15 and will empower collaborative, scienced-based approaches in the food and beverage ecosystem. Click here to Register.

Offering a unique science-first and science-focused dialogue on product and technology development in consumer foods and beverages, the presenters will include scientists from government, academia, and industry. Speakers will include regulatory experts, innovation center faculty, leaders from other non-profits, and speakers from major corporations and indie and emerging brands.  Additionally, the voice of the investor will be heard in a facilitated dialogue.

This is not a business pitch competition.

How can I participate?

We invite you to register for the event. Click here to Register.

Additionally, we encourage you to submit an abstract to share your science. In addition to invited presentations, we have several sessions reserved for presentations based on the submitted abstracts.

Please refer to the key information here and the Abstract Submission Form here.

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 in this Science Innovation Showcase by ALL regardless of current or prior affiliation with IAFNS.

  • This is an opportunity for ALL to share their science – connect and collaborate.
  • This is an opportunity for ALL to listen and learn – connect and collaborate.

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 Showcase. Are there group discounts available?

Yes!  Please email us at showcase@iafns.org to learn more.

What days and times is the Showcase? What time zone is the summit in?

The Science Innovation Showcase will be held on the afternoon and early evening of Tuesday, December 14 and the afternoon of Wednesday, December 15 (Washington DC time).

The program agenda shown on this website is in the Eastern Time Zone.

I’m media/press. How can I attend?

For more information on media registration, please email Steve Gibb at sgibb@iafns.org.

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 sponsorship.  We are seeking scientists to share their work. And, 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 leaders who would like to speak or recommendations of speakers. Please email us at science@iafns.org.

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. If you are unable to attend live sessions during the Showcase, as a registered participant, you will be entitled to priority viewing of the Showcase presentation recordings after the event.

What if I have technical issues during the Showcase and can not access the event?

If you have any issues accessing the link or using the platform during the event, please email showcase@iafns.org or contact fmccann@iafns.org directly via email.

Additionally, it may be possible to send a Question/Comment through the Question function on the GoToWebinar platform. There will be a virtual help desk to make your experience as smooth as possible!

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.


Click here to Register.