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2020 Educator Expo Program

McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL
Wednesday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Feeding Tomorrow Educator Expo program aims to raise awareness and understanding of the types of careers available for K–12 students in food science and technology. The world needs the brightest minds engaged in the science of food in order to meet the challenges ahead of us to feed a projected population of 9 billion in 2050.

Feeding Tomorrow unites with the Chicagoland Food Science Foundation and FONA International in Chicago, IL to provide an educational experience specifically for educators, teachers, and counselors. The Educator Expo Program takes place Wednesday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL and includes tours of the expo floor, opportunities to connect with food industry professionals, gain access to teaching resources and experiments, connect with other educators and see what career opportunities exist.

Teachers will receive:

  • Tools, resources, and experiments for classroom use
  • Free lunch and parking
  • Tour of the Food Expo floor with 1,000+ companies
  • Chance to win an opportunity for a food scientist to visit your classroom
  • A full day workshop full of fun and valuable knowledge about the science of food
  • Illinois Continuing Education Credits

This free opportunity is valued at over $750 and includes a full day workshop and expo tour. Space is limited to 75 K–12 educators and requires an application to fill out. Application deadline is April 15. Participants will be notified of their status on May 1.

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If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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