Thank your for submitting a proposal for content to be featured on the IFTNEXT stage at IFT18!

 “Technology and social change will create new opportunities to communicate and advance the science of food”

IFTNEXT calls for submissions that consider the dynamic relationships between technology, social trends, global conditions, and the science of food.  IFTNEXT asks submitters to address the relationships of conditions, such as the culture of food, to current and future trends and tools in an interactive and engaging presentation. Smart technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and predictive analytics have already changed the way we live and think about the world–how do they engage with the industry and science of food? How will new tech be adapted to communicate essential issues in food science to different audiences in a global, urbanized environment?
IFTNEXT is about thinking big and being bold. It is about challenging, re-examining and inspiring original thought. It’s about engaging passionate, creative, forward thinking individuals in conversations and activities that provoke a better understanding of how global, transdisciplinary collaboration can advance and instill innovation in the science of the food and its related fields. It is not meant to be contrary to what IFT has always stood for, but rather to complement and extend that work.

* 1. Please provide a brief abstract of your proposed IFTNEXT presentation or event:

* 2. How does your event or topic fit the IFTNEXT mission and this year's proposed topics? (please refer back to the full call on for a comprehensive topic list)

* 3. Which IFTNEXT presentation format best suits your proposal? (you may suggest more than one)

* 4. What is the length of your proposed presentation or event? 

* 5. Why is this topic and format relevant to the entire IFT18 audience?

* 6. Who, specifically, is your intended audience?

* 7. Please explain how your session will be interactive:

* 8. Who are your proposed contributors?

* 9. What else, if anything, should be taken into consideration during review of this submission for an IFTNEXT presentation?

* 10. Your full name:

* 11. Your email address: