We invite submission of abstracts for POSTER and the new "3-minute pitch" presentations.
To signal your interest, please send your EXPRESSION of INTEREST NOW to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract acceptance closes: 15 April
[Oral abstract submissions are now closed]
Students - if you are a member of NZIFST you can enter the student POSTER competition - up to $1,000 in prize money!
3-minute pitch - for the first time we are offering this new competition which is OPEN to ANYONE.
3 minutes to present using only 1 PowerPoint slide, plus 2 minutes questions.
Limited to 15 presentations which will be selected from abstracts.
Judges will select the top presentations.
Depending on demand and interest there may be separate categories for student (Masters, PhD, Post-Doc), early career technologists and general industry/commercial.
SPONSORED BY: Riddet Institute
Conference sessions include but are not limited to:
Food Safety Food Waste Exporting Value Creation Corporate responsibility Regulatory Maori Business Sports performance Proteins Dairy Meat Seafood Water Packaging New Technologies Digital Technologies Volunteer / Trade Aid Young Scientists
1. The presenting author must be identified, and if the abstract is accepted they must register for
2. The committee reserves the right to accept an abstract for presentation as an ORAL paper; offer
it for presentation as a POSTER; or to decline it.
3. Abstracts will NOT be peer reviewed
Click here for the templates ORAL abstract template ; POSTER abstract template
Maximum 250 words in the text of your abstract
Bold the presenting author’s name
State briefly, what was done, how it was done, major results, and conclusions
Define all acronyms and abbreviations. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be
Do not cite references
Keywords are required; Maximum 5 keywords; Avoid general and plural terms and multiple
concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'); be sparing with abbreviations.
Highlights are recommended, consisting of 3 bullet points (2 x core findings and 1 x indicating
All abstracts should be sent as:
MS Word; Times New Roman; Font size 11; 1.5 line spacing to type; Maximum 250 words.
Maximum allowable size of poster: 1000mm wide x 1200mm long (i.e. portrait format)
Mounting on the poster board is via Velcro – you must supply the “HOOK” portion on the back of
your poster, the poster board’s material is the “LOOP”. Fabric posters however may need to use
push pins instead.
If you wish to supply printed copies of your poster please attach these to the board in a plastic
pocket below the poster.
STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION:
This competition is restricted to Student Members of NZIFST
The presenting author (a Student Member of NZIFST) must be registered and be present with the
poster during the programmed poster sessions.
Competition winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner.
Monetary prizes and cerificates will be presented to the top three posters.