Call for Abstracts

If you would like to present your current research at Summer School and improve your presentations skills, please submit your abstract to AIFST. All submitted abstracts must be submitted to 
[email protected].

Submissions close:

5.00pm Thursday 31 January 2019

2019 Summer School Locations Announced:

The University of Adelaide & The University of Queensland



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More than 550 students over the past eight years have attended the AIFST Food Science Summer School, coming together for an event that provides an avenue to learn, network, get inspired and promote individual research projects focusing on the food industry.

In 2019, AIFST will be putting on TWO Summer Schools. This will allow more of our young members to have the chance to attend. The two Summer Schools will be held at:


University of Adelaide 

26 - 27 February 2019



University of Queensland 

18 - 19 February 2019



Over the course of two days, attendees will:

  • Build their professional food industry network among their peers, industry and academia
  • Be exposed to food industry opportunities through industry guest speakers, who can provide insight and advice on prospective career paths. Speakers may also be able to reflect on their experiences with post study in both research and industry.
  • Experience local site tours around Brisbane & Adelaide with “real world” industrial or research facilities, offering opportunities to engage firsthand.
  • Build on current skills through workshops designed to challenge food science and technology knowledge and encourage critical and reflective thinking. 
  • Build industry-relevant skills including presentation and public speaking skills with a platform for participants to present their current research in front of their peers.



Lots of opportunities for meeting and talking with peers, academics and industry personnel with expertise and knowledge in different areas can even build lifelong connections.


Call for Abstracts:

If you would like to apply to present your current research or thesis, please submit your abstract to AIFST by 5.00pm Thursday 31 January 2019. All submitted abstracts must be submitted via email to [email protected].

Please note that accommodation and airfares are not included as part of the registration; this must be self-funded. If you need assistance, please contact the AIFST to discuss.