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Welcome to Insects to Feed the World 2020 Virtual Conference

Dear colleagues,

Given the extraordinary situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the global measures being taken to prevent it, the committee has decided to postpone the in-person event until mid-2022 and maximize the likelihood of a presential event. More information on this event will follow, as dates and plans are confirmed.

However, to keep the scientific community informed and aware of the latest advancements in our field, a virtual conference will be held from November 23 to 26, 2020. The virtual conference represents an effective platform for us to stay connected, exchange ideas, present research results and discuss possible collaborations.

As the world’s leading conference in all aspects related to insects as food and feed, Insects to Feed the World 2020 Virtual Conference will provide a venue for intellectual and enlightening discussions of ideas at the emerging and frontier of the sector. The conference program will be broad with topics including, but not limited to:

  • Insect as food (ethno-entomology)
    • Harvesting and traditional role of eating insects
    • Sustainable consumption and food security
    • Perception, marketing and economics
  • Insect production systems
    • Processing organic side streams
    • Optimization, engineering, automatation and security
    • Genetics, nutrition, physiology, health & ethics of edible insects
    • Waste management
  • Processing, conservation and food safety of insect products
  • Quality control, legislation, and policy
  • Insects as feed
    • Alternative protein sources and diet formulations
    • Marketing an economics
  • Circular economy & environmental sustainability
  • Non-food applications of insect
  • International actions for the development of the insect industry

Academics, government organizations, industrial partners and interested citizens are invited to attend this virtual conference.

The organizing committee wishes that the event allows the many sector stakeholders to exchange and to give a unique opportunity to propel edible insects as a key component to future sustainable agriculture and food systems. We look forward to see you online November 23 to November 26, 2020.

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Important Dates for the Virtual Conference IFW 2020

Call for papers starts
Closed

Registration starts
September 22, 2020

Abstract submission deadline
Closed

Paper acceptance notice
To be confirmed

Presenting author registration deadline
October 19, 2020

Virtual Conference
November 23 - 26, 2020

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