The International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) program committee is inviting members and other interested individuals to submit workshop and symposium or roundtable proposals for IAFP 2021. The 2021 conference is Set for July 18 – 21 in Phoenix, AZ.

The submission deadline is Nov. 10, 2020.

The IAFP describes the three options as follows:


A symposium is an organized, 1.5, 2 or 3-hour session emphasizing a central theme relating to food safety and usually consists of presenters each giving 30-minute presentations. 1.5-hour sessions are limited to three, 30-minute presentations; 2-hour sessions are limited to four, 30-minute presentations; and 3-hour sessions are limited to six, 30-minute presentations.

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A roundtable is a discussion forum of 4 – 6 panelists that is 90 minutes in length with each panelist giving a 5–6 minute introduction, followed by time for a discussion (1 hour minimum) that includes audience participation. 

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A workshop consists of a one- to two-day program and is organized with a central theme relating to food safety. Workshops should include active participation from attendees. Workshops will be held on the Friday (July 16) and/or Saturday (July 17) prior to the Annual Meeting.

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IAFP 2020

The IAFP 2020 event, “A Virtual Annual Meeting,”  is scheduled for Oct. 26-28.

Attendees will join thousands of food safety professionals from around the world for three days of remote sharing, learning and networking.

In a usual year, the IAFP Annual Meeting is attended by more than 3,800 of the top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals from six continents. The event is known for the quantity, quality, and diversity of each year’s program; the quality and relevance of exhibits sharing the latest in available technologies; leading experts speaking on a variety of timely topics; and special recognition of outstanding professionals and students for their contributions in the food safety field.

The IAFP says it is committed to producing a high-quality program in the virtual setting, including presentations, general sessions, exhibits and award recognitions. After-hours options are being planned to offer conversation and networking opportunities.

For more information on IAFP 2020 event, “A Virtual Annual Meeting,” visit their website.

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