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.

Date: 28 October

Time: Directly following the last session of the day

Location: Danish School of Education, Aarhus University

Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Dinner: Meyers Madhus


A rich, vegetarian menu at “Meyer’s Madhus” (Meyer’s food house – a gastronomical center for cooking classes, taste development etc.)

“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.

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 19:00 (7:00 PM)

Location: Nørrebrogade 52 C, 2200 Købehavn N

Cost: USD$130 (with wine)

Cost: USD$100 (without wine)

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed and space is limited. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place at the dinner.

Case Study Day - October 30


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.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30AM-10:00AM - Visit behind the scenes at the two Michelin star restaurant Alchemist. It will include guided tours for four teams, each with 12 participants, in total 48 participants and a presentation by the chef, Rasmus Munk. As they say at their website, the menu includes “up to 50 impressions accompanied by a beverage pairing of your choice. During the evening you will be guided on a parallel journey through Alchemist’s unique physical spaces as well as through your own senses."

10:30AM-12:30PM - Visit at the recently opened “BaneGaarden.dk”, which is a destination in Copenhagen with small restaurants, food markets, bakeries, cultural programs etc. They serve a lunch which includes the best from the different restaurants at a price of DKK 225. It will give participants an image of the contemporary New Nordic kitchen, and we can have a presentation of the idea followed by individual activities.

13:00PM-14:00PM - Visit at “Havhøst” (Sea Harvest). Havhøst is a maritime utility garden with seaweed and mussels grown in the port of Copenhagen. It is used primarily for educational activities (classes in “mussel farming”, “growing, preparing and eating seaweed” etc. for primary school students).

14:30PM-16:00PM - A visit at the beautiful royal summer residence “Rosenborg Castle” from 1606-1607. Today it is a museum presenting the history of the royal Danish family, including the crown jewels.

From the Rosenborg Castle delegates are invited for a 2km walk to enjoy Tivoli Gardens (this is not part of the tour).

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: Starting at 8:30AM

Location: Meeting location to be determined

Cost: USD$75

Online Engagement Session

We are excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.

This special event will walk you through the CGScholar Event Mircosite so you have a rich online experience by learning how to comment and participate online. It will also teach delegates how to update their profile and Presenter Pages in order to add digital media: video, sound, other files.

27 October - 10:00AM CST USA // 17:00PM CEST Copenhagen

Online Special Events

For delegates who are primarily presenting or engaging online, we have a number of face-to-face online interactive sessions. You can begin to sign up for these today to start receiving further information. The exact times for each session will be announced one week prior to the conference.

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 Microsite so you have a rich online experience.

27 October - 11:00AM CST USA // 18:00PM CEST Copenhagen

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

Please visit the Event Schedule for further details.


Talking Circles are a distinctive feature of our in-person conference, and this year we are 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 order to incorporate our international delegates, there will be two Talking Circles:

Closing Talking Circle - 30 October - 10:00AM CST USA // 17:00PM CEST Copenhagen