Program​​​

Our program will focus on highlighting new areas of research, sharpening technical knowledge, and advancing professional development through scientific workshops and oral presentations, posters, and our joint workshops with ASTM and Sensom​etrics, as well as our Professional Development session where we not only develop the science, but also the professional engaged in the science. 

Preliminary Schedule*

​All times are listed in U.S. Central Time (CDT/UTC-5 until November 1; CST/UTS-6 after November 1)

​​​Wednesday, October 28 ​​ ​

​10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: Design to Delight Accessibly​
​11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ​General Virtual Exhibits and ePosters
​12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Student Panel Discussion: Diversity in Career Choice​
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Professional Development Keynote: Owning Competence, Growing Confidence​
​3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  ​Networking Event: An SSP Scavenger Hunt​

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Thursday, October 29 ​

​9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Speed Posters​
​10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Scientific Session: Consumer Behavior
​11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ​General Virtual Exhibits and ePosters
​12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Virtual Exhibit Booths Open​
​1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Workshop: Unleashing the Power of Descriptive Analysis​
​1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Learn-shop: Tracking COVID-19: How Sensory Scientists are Adjusting Research to Align with Changing Consumer Behaviors

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Friday, October 30 ​

​9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ​SSP/ASTM Joint Workshop: Sensory Visionaries—25 years of the David R. Peryam Award​​
​1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sponsored Session: Curion Insights presents ​All Methods of Descriptive Analysis are Not Alike​

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Wednesday, November 4​

​10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Scientific Session: Sensory​
​11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ​General Virtual Exhibits and ePosters
​12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ​​Virtual Exhibit Booths Open​
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Measuring Inclusivity of our Packages
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: A Sensory and Consumer Researcher's Guide to Evaluating the Digital/AI Start-up Space
​4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ​​Sponsored Session: Sensory Spectrum Cocktail Pairing and Multi-sensory Session​
​5:15 – 6:15 p.m. ​​Networking Event: SSP Connectors (preregistration required)

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Thursday, November 5​

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ​Workshop: Perspective Shift: Sensory Research and the User Experience (UX)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ​SSP/Sensometrics Workshop: Artificial Intelligence in Sensory Practice—Separating Promise from Hype
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Professional Development Panel: Making the Next Leap—Sensory Scientist to Sensory Leader​
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Awards, State of the Society Address, and Installation of Officers​
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. ​Closing Keynote: Acting Ourselves into New Thinking​
 
*schedule subject to change