​​​​​​​Program


​Program Schedule-At-A-Glance

​​​ Tentative to change

Wednesday, November 2​       ​

​7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Registration Open​
​​8:30 am - 11:30 a​m
​*SSP/ASTM Workshop: We Have a Standard for That!​​​​​
*Included with registration
​1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Opening Keynote Session​​​s ​sponsored by Compusense
​1:00 p​​​m - 2:00 pm
​Opening Keynote Presentation with Carmen Bryant​​
​2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Opening Keynote Technology Perspectives Panel with Janavi Kumar​
​3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
​Break with Poster Authors Present
​3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
​Opening Keynote Presentation​ with Joni Goodman​
​4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
​Cocktail Reception with Exhibits and Posters​
​7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
​SSP Connectors Dessert Reception*​​​
*Pre-Registration Required

​​Thursday, November 3

​7:30 am - 5:00 pm
​Registration Open
​8:00 am - 8:45 am
​Coffee with Exhibits and Poster Authors
8:45 am - 9:45 am
Scientific Session:​ Get Real: Bringing Realism to Sensory and Consumer Testing
  • The power of digital ethnographies for innovating non-food products presented by Shilpa Samant, Curion
  • Can augmented reality (AR) offer greater intimacy of physical presence for sensory research? presented by Alexandra Kuzmina, MMR
  • How personal relevance of a consumption environment impacts consumer evaluations of granola bars in VR presented by Kym Man, The Ohio State University
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Speed Posters
​​11:00 am - 12:00 pm
​Scientific Session: Hap-pea Eating: Sensory and Consumer Insights of Plant-Based Foods ​
  • Dipping into the poultry and plant-based space presented by ​Kathryn Fox, Ingredion Inc​​
  • Increasing acceptance of sustainable food choices: Value-based messaging influences perceived taste of plant-based foods presented by Dr. Alissa Nolden, University of Massachusetts
  • Food neophobia and overall acceptance of plant-based yogurts among Finnish and US consumers presented by Maija Greis, University of Helsinki​​​

​12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
​Lunch with Exhibitors and Posters

Student Luncheon and Presentation: Things I Wish I Knew with Carla Conrad, MS, RD sponsored by The Procter & Gamble Company
We have an exciting opportunity to learn about skills required for your next job and network with fellow professionals! The student luncheon event is free to attend.

​​1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
​​​Scientific Session: New and Improved: Method Development and Harmonization​​​
  • Cluster analysis in sensory evaluation presented by John Castura, Compusense Inc
  • Discovering the delighters presented by Patti Wojnicz, P&K Research
  • Seizing digital tools use and application through a cross-cultural team for strategy and empathy building presented by Paloma Rosas Reyes, PepsiCo International Mexico
  • Tapping into consumer technology to enhance product research presented by Janavi Kumar, General Mills​

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
​Break with Poster Authors Present​
​3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Scientific Workshop: Execution to Impact, The Evolution of a Sensory Scientist
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
​Professional Workshop: BRAVING Trust with Joni Goodman​*
*Same Content as Friday​, attend only once.​​​
​5:00 pm - 5:30​ pm
​Award Ceremony
​6:30​ pm - 9:3​0 pm
Gala​ - River Boat sets sail at 7:30 pm*
*Exhibitor and Single Day Registrations do not include a ticket to the Gala. Be sure to add it to your registration.


​​Friday, November 4​​

​8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Open
​8:30 am - 10:00 am
​Professional Workshop: BRAVING Trust with Joni Goodman*
*Same Content as Thursday, attend only once.
​​
​​​SSP-Sensometrics Joint Workshop: New Technologies Showcase
10:30​ am - 11:00 am
​Installation of Officers and State of the Society Address ​​​​
​11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closing Keynote​ with Michael Useem sponsored by PepsiCo