ILSI 2024: Schedule of sessions and press registration information

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December 11, 2023

ILSI Global press contact:
Katherine Broendel
+1 (202) 659-0074 Ext. 175

Schedule of sessions and press registration information now available for the
ILSI 2024 Annual Meeting and Science Symposium

WASHINGTON—The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has announced that its Annual Meeting, Technologies and Climate Change: Shaking up 21st Century Food Systems – Promises and Pitfalls, will take place in Clearwater, Florida, 21-24 January 2024. ILSI's Annual Meeting will feature scientific presentations, professional development and networking opportunities for researchers, academics, industry leaders, nongovernmental organizations, as well as public sector and early career scientists.

ILSI will host engaging, forward-looking scientific sessions focused on our rapidly changing world and how technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can help or hinder initiatives to ensure foods are safe, nutritious and sustainable. Registrants will learn more about innovations that can provide solutions to the challenges the food industry is being asked to meet to create food manufacturing systems for the future.

Schedule of sessions

While ILSI's Annual Meeting begins on Sunday, January 21, with the ILSI Stakeholder Forum, the scientific sessions and presentations will begin on Monday, January 22 through Tuesday, January 23. The full roster of session co-chairs, presenters and panelists is available on the ILSI website.

Note: Events are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Session titles and emphases are subject to change, and panelists may be added or dropped prior to the start of each event.

Monday, January 22, 2024

  • 10:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. EST: Session 1 – Cultivated Meats: Pioneering Safety in Next-Gen Proteins
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. EST: First half of Session 2 – Deep Space Food Challenge: Insights into the Future of Food Production Systems
  • 3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. EST: Coffee Break
  • 3:40 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. EST: Second half of Session 2 – Deep Space Food Challenge: Insights into the Future of Food Production Systems

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST: Session 3 – Advances in Healthy Aging: Innovative Approaches and Technological Breakthroughs for Promoting Health Span
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST: Session 4 – Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing Food Supply, Nutrition and Health into the Future
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST: Session 5 – Food Safety and Nutrition: Current and Future Trends in the Context of Global Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives
  • 3:05 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. EST: Session 6 – Climate-Resilient Soil Management Strategies

In addition to these scientific sessions, ILSI's 2024 Annual Meeting will get its start with a special presentation on the USDA's new Science and Research Strategy by Deirdra N. Chester, PhD, RDN, Director in the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS/OSEC) at the USDA. Following her presentation will be the keynote speaker, John G. Keogh, M.B.A., M.Sc., from Shantalla Insight Partners LLC, who will discuss the role of technologies in improving nutrition, food safety and food systems.

More information about the ILSI 2024 Annual Meeting and Science Symposium, including registration, fees, accommodations, poster abstract submissions, as well as the full program and lineup of speakers, is available on ILSI's website at

Press registration

ILSI provides complimentary registration for members of the media covering the Science Symposium. Press can register by sending an email to This email should include your name and the news outlet you represent. Please list “Journalist” in the subject line of your email. Press registration will be granted at the discretion of ILSI Global’s communications department.

Note: To be eligible for press registration, you must be employed full-time by a recognized media outlet. If applying for press registration as a freelance journalist, please provide at least three links to articles published by recognized media outlets within the past calendar year.


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