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IFT<i>NEXT</i> Quickfire: From Data to Drones: Innovative Food Safety Applications

When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

We’ve heard about data intelligence, machine learning, and drones, but what is their place in the food industry? This IFTNEXT Quickfire shows how three innovators are leading the way with their applications of new tech.
The Future of Next Generation Food Waste: How the Almond Industry is Unleashing the Potential for Co-Products

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Join the Almond Board of California (ABC) in an exploration of the potential that is unleashed when agriculture and technology merge and innovate in an effort to minimize waste and carbon footprint - and truly take food waste full circle. Recent groundbreaking research developments, in partnership with the USDA, have resulted in new life after harvest for almond co-products - the hulls, shells, and woody material from almond trees. Currently, those coproducts are utilized as livestock bedding and nutritious cow feed – however, ABC’s support in research projects underway with USDA research teams have resulted in almond hulls and shells being used to ferment beer and boost mushroom production, strengthen recycled plastics, and even supplement honey bee and insect food.
Get hands-on with products created from the latest almond waste-reduction science and discuss what’s next for the integration of these technologies.
Competitive Technical Intelligence - Knowing the Outside World

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Innovation is the key to any organization’s success! However, if you want to remain competitive in the market place you need to not only create intellectual property but also understand what others have in the same space. The best way to do this is by creating a Competitive Technical Intelligence (CTI) Program within your company.
By monitoring other peer companies and technologies spaces of interest you can get your first look at the space and start strategizing as you develop to determine if you will have Freedom to Operate (FTO). This will minimize risks to your business and save resources. A CTI Program allows you to look for partners who are willing to collaborate or even find technologies you can use to meet your consumer needs.
The presentation will cover how the program was developed and implemented within the organization and will include a live demo of a CTI Portal.
Using Data to Improve the Organic & Non-GMO Marketplace

When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

How can we make our food system more efficient and transparent, cheaper, and less wasteful? This engaging and informative discussion will explore how data intelligence and new technological tools can aid in the decision-making that can help improve business outcomes. Mercaris aims to improve food and agriculture systems through such tools and will provide a State of the Industry for the organic, non-GMO and integrity-preserved (IP) commodities space.
Exploring the Future with the IFT<i>NEXT</i> Think Tank

When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

What do you absolutely need to know to be prepared for the future of food? Members of IFT's Think Tank will share insights from their work of tracing trends from both inside and outside the food industry to try to peek into the future to help you prepare for what's likely coming down the pike.
Storytelling: Innovations from the Far Corners of the Developing World

When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

There are developing-world food stories that need to be told: narratives about solutions to global food problems and the innovators who hack them. Ingenuity is bred in faraway places, and most of the food industry doesn’t know about it.
Tiny startups and obscure development initiatives are tackling food insecurity and its related social issues with grit and guts. Some are doing so in low tech but highly effective ways. Others are applying advanced technology to very basic rural problems. All are envelope-pushers and groundbreakers.
In an informal story-telling fashion you will learn about small startups, research projects, and entrepreneurial organizations addressing a wide range of critical food-related issues such as malnutrition, food safety, storage and handling, and production efficiency. From a solar-powered affordable food cart franchise in Uganda to a super-simple solution to iron-deficiency anemia in Cambodia, entrepreneurs are making a meaningful difference.
The Cannabis Lexicon: Popular Slang and Scientific Fact

When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

In this talk, we’ll examine the lexicon of cannabis, comparing and contrasting pop culture patois with technical terminology. We’ll explore the relationship between slang terms and slang theory when it comes to cannabinoid-infused foods, exposing the etymological divide between popular myth and scientific fact. We’ll then introduce the essential technical vocabulary a good scientist needs to think critically about the benefits and risks of incorporating cannabinoids into food forms. Finally, we’ll point you to some of the more credible research available on cannabinoid science so you can put your newfound vocabulary to productive use. If we do our job, you’ll learn enough to be dangerous at the next cocktail party, which is all that really matters anyway.
Start-Up Alley Showcase

When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

Get to know the companies featured at IFT18's Start-Up Alley.
IFT<i>NEXT</i> Quickfire: Global Solutions for Food Security

When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

What are some of the problems facing the global population and how can food science help? This IFTNEXT Quickfire is three presentations in one, highlighting the innovation, research, and approaches taken to make a positive impact on food security. Stay until the end for a chance to join the conversation!
Food Technologists Without Border Panel

When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Where: McCormick Place - IFTNEXT Stage

This panel discussion will share collective knowledge of our IFT community to pursue food and nutrition solutions for those in need.
IFT and Feeding Tomorrow Foundation are collaborating with several not-for-profit organizations to set up volunteer programs that leverage the technical knowledge of the IFT community to provide scalable, sustainable, safe and nutritious food technology solutions for people and regions in need.