Thursday 22 February - Friday 23 February 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Curtin University, Western Australia

Free for AIFST STUDENT, GRADUATE and YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS. If you aren't a current member, you can join online today. 

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

Over the course of two days, students and graduates 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 Perth with “real world” industrial or research facilities, offering opportunities to engage firsthand.
  • 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.
  • Build on current skills through workshops designed to challenge food science and technology knowledge and encourage critical and reflective thinking. 


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.

Welcome Drinks 

All attendees are invited to attend welcome drinks at Curtin university on Wednesday 21 February 2018, from 6.00pm.

Call for abstracts

If you would like to present your current research and improve your presentations skills, please submit your abstract to AIFST by 5.00pm Friday 2 February 2018. All submitted abstracts must be submitted using this downloadable form and by email via

Please note that accomodation 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. 

AIFST would like to thank host institute Curtin University.