Seventh International Conference on Food Studies

  • 2017 Special Focus: Food Systems - Design and Innovation
  • 26–27 October 2017
  • Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy – Hosted by Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies and Roma Tre University

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

225+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Seventh International Conference on Food Studies.

33

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: Food Systems - Design and Innovation

Everybody is familiar with the paradoxes that make the agrifood system unsustainable. What is less obvious is the understanding of how to overcome some of the trade-offs that, at least on the surface, make economic (sustainable development, as we understand it today), environmental protection (also in the light of global climate change) and right to food (quality food and appropriate proportions) goals irreconcilable for a constantly growing population. Solutions can be discovered only by applying new perspectives involving experts, decision makers, companies, scholars and academics through a rigorous multidisciplinary approach involving design methodologies.

Design applied to the agrifood sector introduces new management and business models for tackling complex problems with uncertain outcomes entailing decision-making risks. It also allows the use of design techniques and tools to develop innovative projects. The creative process entails the designer working on a problem without a known solution to develop a creative and original idea that responds perfectly to the identified need. This is a systematically applied process.

Plenary Speakers

The Seventh International Conference on Food Studies will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Carlo Alberto Pratesi

Carlo Alberto Pratesi

Full Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

"Can Tradition Be Exported? The Case of True Italian Taste Project by Assocamerestero"

Sonia Massari

Sonia Massari

Academic Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IAGE Signature Programs in Rome; Director, Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies, Rome, Italy; Professor, Rome Tre University, Rome, Italy

"Innovation, Creativity and Sustainability in the Restaurant Business"

Cristina Bowerman

Cristina Bowerman

Head Chef, Romeo Chef & Baker and Glass Hostaria, Rome, Italy

"Innovation, Creativity and Sustainability in the Restaurant Business"

Mike Sheehan

Mike Sheehan

CEO, Milis Bio, Ireland

Start-Up Panel Member

Igor Švehla

Igor Švehla

CEO, Trakbar, Croatia

Start-Up Panel Member

Davide Parisi

Davide Parisi

CEO, Evja, Italy

Start-Up Panel Member

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Alissa Bilfield

Alissa Bilfield

Tulane University, Louisiana, USA

Márcio Carocho

Márcio Carocho

Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Erika Gibson

Erika Gibson

Chapman University, California, USA

Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Andrew Papworth

Andrew Papworth

University College London, London, United Kingdom

Silvia Rolandi

Silvia Rolandi

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Chaitanya Sarangapani

Chaitanya Sarangapani

Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Megan K. Schraedley

Megan K. Schraedley

University of Missouri, Missouri, USA

Conference Partners

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.