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IDF International Cheese Science and Technology Symposium

DATE: 7 – 11 Jun 2021

This 100% Virtual Event will be an innovative dynamic experience including live and on-demand presentations, poster workshops, networking, Q&A thematic sessions and virtual booths!

This prestigious symposium showcasing advances in research and innovation as well as newly developed expertise is is held only every four years. Do not miss the opportunity to attend!

The virtual formula offers an enhanced conference program.  Numerous opportunities for exchange with researchers, emerging scientists, cheese experts and industry representatives will be offered live during the three days and will remain possible thereafter.

The three four-hour mornings will consist of five sessions of scientific presentations by keynote speakers and selected lectures, followed by live question and answer sessions. A competition of short oral presentations by students will also be part of each session. Over 20 hours of scientific presentations, interactive thematic exchange sessions and e-Poster sessions.

The session key topics of are as follows:

  • Microbial ecology: starters, adjunct and indigenous microbiota
  • Cheese technology: process eco-efficiency and innovative approaches
  • Cheese structure and rheology
  • Ripening, flavor and cheese authenticity
  • Innovation, functionnality, nutrition and health
In addition, the Novalait Techno Forum, on June 8 and 10 mornings, will feature a selection of discoveries that can fuel innovation in dairy plants and on farms.

Reasons to attend

  • Increased number of live and on-demand lectures
  • Q&A thematic sessions
  • Interactive e-poster workshops
  • Numerous networking opportunities with researchers, emerging scientists, cheese experts and industry representatives inside their virtual booths.

Registration fees 2021

General Registration – 5 days (Cheese Symposium and Novalait Forum Techno) REGULAR FEE CDN$350
General Registration – 5 days (Cheese Symposium and Novalait Forum Techno) STUDENT and POST DOC FEES CDN$100
Registration – Novalait Forum Techno (Tuesday, & Thursday, June 8-10)  – REGULAR FEE CDN$125
Registration – Novalait Forum Techno (Tuesday & Thursday, June 8-10)  – STUDENT and POST DOC FEES CDN$75
Group registration (5 members of the same private corporation) CDN$1200
Registration – Members of the Quebec Cheese Expertise Center (CEC) Click here

Event programme

Below you will find the final programme which includes all details of each sessions per day

PROGRAMME

The deadline to register is June 4 2021. You may find all details to register below.

REGISTER

Additional information

  • Microbial ecology: starters, adjunct and indigenous microbiota
  • Cheese technology: process eco-efficiency and innovative approaches
  • Cheese structure and rheology
  • Ripening, flavor and cheese authenticity
  • Innovation, functionnality, nutrition and health

 

In addition, the Novalait Techno Forum, on June 8 and 10 mornings, will feature a selection of discoveries that can fuel innovation in dairy plants and on farms.

Related reports & publications

IDF provides a permanent source of authoritative scientific and other information on a whole range of topics relevant to the dairy sector.