IFTNext Speaking Opportunity




IFTNext is a heightened, purpose driven commitment to bringing provocative ideas and discoveries together to inspire thoughtful, important conversations that challenge conventional approaches with the goal of informing global issues related to the science of food. 

The objective of IFTNext is to inspire, support, challenge and amplify original ideas in support of fulfilling IFT’s vision and mission. 

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.

IFTNext content must be original, thought provoking and focused on asking big questions to inform relevant, real world food science and technological challenges; content must be focused on positively impacting and/or changing traditional thought while still being supported and enriched by them.

A limited number of speaking opportunities will be available Monday – Wednesday, either on the IFTNext Stage, or IFT Booth stage. IFTNext will be located on Level 2 of The Venetian/Sands, near the entrance to Hall C.

Each presentation will be 30 minutes, with 30 minutes of set up time. Presentations slated for the IFTNEXT stage requires proposal submission for review. Companies not selected for an IFTNEXT time slot are automatically be assigned to a time slot on the IFT Booth stage.

IFTNEXT Stage Time Slots

Monday, June 26

12:15-12:45 pm

1:00-1:30 pm

Tuesday, June 27

12:30-1:00 pm

2:00-2:30 pm

Wednesday, June 28

10:00-10:30 am

10:45-11:15 am

IFT Booth Stage Time Slots

Monday, June 26

11:00-11:30 am

3:15-3:45 pm

Tuesday, June 27

10:45-11:15 am

3:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:00 a.m.

11:30 am-12:00 pm

·  15 minute set up time; 30 minute session

·  Presentation area will include flexible seating up to 75

·  1 screen, 1 Projector, 1 Sound System will be included as part of the set up

·  Sponsor will be allowed to provide sample products (within The Venetian/Sands sampling guidelines)

·  Sponsor may distribute brochures, or other product literature for presentation 

·  Company name and presentation title listed in IFT Next schedule in the IFT Program and Exhibit Directory 

·  Pre-show target audience eblast

·  Pre-show target attendee mailing list (no email addresses)            

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