Conference Presentation Submission Form

The Food Safety Consortium is requesting abstracts for content to be presented during our upcoming conference Dec. 5-6, 2017 in Schaumburg, IL.

In order to be eligible for review, abstracts must comply with the following criteria:

  • Submit a 300 word abstract: Abstracts will be judged on the level of educational value they will provide to participants. Abstracts that are product and/or company focused will NOT be reviewed. If your abstract is technology-focused, please be sure to avoid the sales-pitch.
  • Lead presenters are responsible for the submission and coordination of their submission.  If the proposed presentation will include 2 or more speakers, please make sure to submit all the required information for each speaker at the time of abstract submittal.
  • Accepted abstracts will have a total presentation time of 45 minutes.  Presenters should plan on a 35 minutes session, with 10 – 15 minutes for Questions & Answers. We recommend no more than 30 slides. 

We do offer a very limited number of short, 15 minute sponsored technology presentations as part of the conference.  They will be identified as sponsored presentations and are the proper time and place for commercial presentations focused on products and features.  If we do feel that your presentation is commercial in nature, we will notify you and explain your options. 


Abstracts Due Date:  May 15, 2017

Acceptance Notification Date: July 1, 2017

Final Presentations Due: October 1, 2017


If your abstract is accepted for presentation, primary Speaker’s registration for the Food Safety Consortium is complimentary.

Food Safety Consortium is not responsible for any travel expenses incurred by speakers in relation to the participation at the Food Safety Consortium.

Thank you for your submission. 

Rick Biros, Conference Director and the Food Safety Consortium Advisory Board

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Presenter or Moderator: (if different)

First Name Last Name
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Please copy and paste the Speaker's Bio here or upload a file below. Please provide a Bio that is short, no longer than 100 words that a moderator can read when introducing the speaker.
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About the Presentation:

Type of Presentation*
Brief Presentation Description (one to three sentences). Include 3 attendee takeaways. What will people learn?:*
If a Panel Discussion, list the panelist's name, job title and organization
Presentation Abstract (up to 500 words): (Or upload a document below)
Upload the Presentation Abstract: (up to 500 words, Word Document or PDF):
Final Presentation (PowerPoint file) Due Oct. 1
Which topic would this presentation fit best in (check one):*
Has this presentation been used at an earlier conference?*
Does the speaker have permission and a budget to travel to the conference?*
Would you agree to develop an article for publication on, (Food Safety Consortium’s supporting e-Journal)?
Is your organization interested in learning more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities? (This has no influence on the presentation decision)
Is your organization interested in co-locating a meeting or workshop at the Food Safety Consortium?