Call for Abstracts: Technical Research Paper Posters

Call for Abstracts: Technical Research Paper Posters

Welcome to the IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo Abstract Submission Site

Do you have new research students or professionals would benefit from seeing? Submit an abstract for consideration to present as a poster at IFT FIRST!
IFT FIRST, Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology, is IFT's reimagined annual event. This event will convene students and professionals from around the world through an experience that is personalized to attendee needs, while helping you more effectively connect with others, do business, share science, and solve problems.

Poster Presentation Formats

In-Person Presentation: All accepted abstracts will be invited to present a physical poster during IFT FIRST in Chicago, IL. Printed posters must fit on the 4 ft. tall by 8 ft. wide board that will be provided by IFT for your presentation. Presenters will receive IFT FIRST-branded poster templates that are optional to use. There will be two dedicated poster sessions where all accepted poster presenters will be asked to stand next to their posters and engage with attendees. Posters are asked to remain up throughout the entirety of IFT FIRST (all 3 days) to increase viewership and exposure. 

Virtual Presentation: All accepted abstracts must also submit a digital version of their poster (PDF and JPEG) and a 1-minute recording of their presentation. If you are unable to attend IFT FIRST in Chicago but would like to present information for a digital-only presentation, please see the note below. Exact material request subject to change.

Note on Digital-Only Presentations: All accepted abstract presenters are highly encouraged to attend IFT FIRST in Chicago, IL to present their poster. Due to today’s rapidly changing environment and potential travel restrictions, digital-only presentations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. To allow for adequate logistical planning, the last date to withdraw your poster or confirm a digital-only presentation is May 1, 2023.This request must be sent via e-mail to by May 1, 2023. No exceptions past this date will be accommodated.

Please review the TRP Guidelines prior to submitting an abstract. 

Key Dates

  • January 11, 2023: Call for Abstracts & Reviewers Closes at 11:59pm CT 
  • January 23- February 7, 2023: Review Period 
  • March 2023: Submitters to be notified the status of their abstracts 
  • May 1, 2023: Last date to withdraw and to confirm virtual only presentation, via e-mail to
  • May 31, 2022: On-demand material due
  • July 16-19, 2023: IFT FIRST in Chicago, IL!


If you have any questions about submitting an abstract or poster presentations, please contact the Knowledge & Learning Experience team at

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