Plenary Speaker, Alexandra Rodney, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Fourth International Conference on Food Studies, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy
Garden Conversation, Eighth International Conference on Food Studies, 25–26 October 2018, University of British Columbia - Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Parallel Session, Sixth International Conference on Food Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Garden Conversation, Sixth International Conference on Food Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Each year the International Conference on Food Studies draws a diverse group of participants from all over the world. Our Program Development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive blended conference experience, with session types and programming explicitly designed to make the most of both online and place-based social knowledge processes.

2021 Plenary Speakers

Karen Wistoft

Karen Wistoft

Professor (mso) DPU, Aaruhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lars Qvortrup

Lars Qvortrup

Professor, Danish School of Education, Aaruhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ole G. Mouritsen

Ole G. Mouritsen

Professor, Gastrophysics and culinary food innovation, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Søren Ejlersen

Søren Ejlersen

CEO, Aarstiderne, founder of Gardens for bellies

2021 Preliminary Conference Program

We're happy to share the schedule of sessions for the Eleventh International Conference on Food Studies. We update the schedule on a weekly basis, so please make sure to check back regularly, as the schedule is subject to change. If you've recently registered but are not yet scheduled, your presentations should appear here within the next week. Because this is a draft schedule, you may be the only paper currently in your session; don't be concerned—we'll include more papers as we update the schedule.

If you have an accepted proposal, make sure you register to be included in the program.

Special Events - In Person & Online

Online Welcome Reception

Join other delegates for a pre-conference welcome reception. We'll send you a package of digital treats, discuss this year's theme, and walk you through the CGScholar Event Mircosite so you have a rich online experience.

Online Plenary Garden Conversation

Talk with this year's Plenary Speakers in a live question and answer session.

Online Talking Circles

Talking Circles are a distinctive feature of our in-person conference, and this year we are also taking them online. Talking Circles offer an opportunity to meet other delegates face-to-face, and engage in extended discussion about the issues and concerns they feel are of utmost importance to that segment of the Research Network. Participation is open, encouraged, and supported.

In-Person Welcome Reception

Common Ground Research Networks and the Eleventh International Conference on Food Studies will be hosting a welcome reception at the conference venue, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, 28 October. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

In-Person Conference Dinner

“Meyer” is Claus Meyer, one of the founding fathers of the New Nordic Kitchen and a very influential food entrepreneur. An introduction to the ideas concerning quality of food, meals and taste, which have defined the Danish food scene during the latest 10-20 years. An introduction will be made by Claus Meyer’s chief executive manager, Peter Rønn-Petersen.

In-Person Case Study Day

Blended conference delegates are invited to join us for a conference case study day to see the city and discuss the conference themes. We will be going to two Michelin start restaurant, Alchemist; the recently opened "BaneGaarden"; Havhøst, a maritime utility garden with seaweed and mussels grown in the port of Copenhagen and finishing with a visit to Rosenborg Castle.