The Annual National Conference of CIFST
CIFST’s first annual conference in three years was a huge success!
We had 290 attendees, over 75 speakers, 55 poster presentations, 23 exhibitors and 2 student competitions.
Thank you to the conference committee for their efforts – Chair Yvonne Yuan, Vice-Chair Lisa Duizer and committee members Marcia English, Francois Girard, Dana McCauley. Fernanda Peyronel and Jenny Tian
Thanks also go to our staff team from Essentient Association Management – Brynne Wrigley, Jennifer Murray, Constance Wrigley-Thomas and Heidi Loney who managed all aspects of the event.
Finally, we are grateful to our sponsors who provided financial support to the conference:
Summit Sponsor – Food Vision Inc.
Title Sponsors – University of Guelph Research Innovation and Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
Presenting Sponsors – Caldic and University of British Columbia
Summit Student Sponsor – International Food Focus and Toronto Metropolitan University – Faculty of Community Services
We are already at work planning the 2023 conference which will be held either late May or early June, 2023. Watch this space for more information.