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2018 SSP Conference program book​

​WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Schedule subject to change​—download the meeting app for up-to-date programming
​7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ​Registration Open
​8:00–8:15 a.m. ​Conference Kick-Off with Alexa Williams and Jason Newlon
​8:15–11:45 a.m. SSP/ASTM Workshop—It's A Small World; Leading Sensory and Consumer Research Cross-Culturally
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up
​​11:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ​​Poster Set-up
​12:45–1:30 p.m. ​Opening Luncheon with Connectors Meet and Greet
​1:30–2:45 p.m. Opening Keynote—The Changing Face of CPG with Kevin Ryan, Former Director of Strategy and Innovation, General Mills
​2:45–3:00 p.m. ​Break
​3:00–4:00 p.m. ​Professional Development Keynote—From Frustrated to FOCUSED: Coming to Your Senses for Increased Confidence and Engagement in Communication with Debbie Peterson, President, Getting to Clarity, LLC
​4:00–4:30 p.m. ​SSP—The First 10 Years
​4:30–6:00 p.m. ​Cocktail Reception with Exhibits and Posters
​6:15–9:00 p.m. ​Rockin' Ever After Party at Bar 32 in the Hilton. Hosted and organized by Opinions Ltd.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

​​7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ​Registration Open
​8:00–9:00 a.m. ​Scientific Session: Context Throwdown
​9:00–9:45 a.m. ​Speed Posters
​9:45–10:15 a.m. ​Exhibition and Poster Author Session I (Odd numbered poster presenters at their poster)
​10:15–11:15 a.m. ​Professional Development Session with Debbie Peterson, Getting to Clarity, LLC
​11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ​Scientific Session: Methods—Rapid, Reliable, and Valid
​12:15–1:35 p.m. ​Lunch with Exhibitors and Posters
​12:45–1:45 p.m. Student Luncheon and Presentation—The Three Phases of a Career in Sensory with 
Christine VanDongen, University of Minnesota
​1:45–2:45 p.m. ​Scientific Session: Individual Differences Between Consumers
​2:45–3:15 p.m. ​Exhibition and Poster Author Session II (Even numbered poster presenters at their poster)
​3:15–4:15 p.m. Workshop: Industry View: Best Practices for Story-telling with Data
​​3:15–4:15 p.m. Workshop: Beyond Food: Sensory Method Adaptation​
3:14–3:45 p.m.​
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Poster Takedown (any posters remaining will be discarded)​
Exhibitor Takedown
​4:15–4:45 p.m. ​Award Ceremony (ASTM David R. Peryam Award and SSP Student Evergreen Awards)
​7:00–10:00 p.m. ​Gala Celebration* at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

​FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

​8:00–11:30 a.m. ​Registration Open
​8:30–9:45 a.m. Sensometrics Workshop—Designing Consumer-Related Testing
​​8:30–9:45 a.m. Workshop: Advancing Sensory Science by Integrating Perceptual, Cognitive, and Behavioral Psychology
​9:45–10:15 a.m. ​Break
​10:15–10:45 ​SSP Officer Installation and State of the Society Address
​10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Closing Keynote—a fireside chat with Lisa Ernst, Vice President Health Care R&D, The Procter & Gamble Company

 

* Single Day attendees and Exhibitors who did not purchase full Registration must purchase a ticket to attend.