Call for Forums
It’s time to start planning for Forum presentations at IFT’s 2003 Annual Meeting & IFT Food Expo in Chicago, Ill., July 13-16.

Forums are not symposia; they consist of brief introductory remarks by three to five experts from different organizations, followed by discussion and audience participation. They give an opportunity to address late-breaking issues.

Because of this format, there are several submission deadlines:
If a forum is submitted by January 17, 2003, it can be reviewed and accepted for early scheduling. All forums submitted after January 17 will be reviewed and accepted based on content and space availability.

If a Forum is submitted before March 3 the forum, if accepted, will be listed in Food Technology and the IFT Annual Meeting Program and IFT Food Expo Exhibit Directory.

Any forum submitted after March 3 but before May 2 cannot be listed in the IFT Annual Meeting Program and IFT Food Expo Exhibit Directory, but can be advertised on the IFT Web site and at the Annual Meeting.

All forums are subject to review and acceptance by the Forums Subcommittee of the Annual Meeting Committee. “Guidelines for Forum Presentations” can be obtained from the IFT Web site ( or by calling 312-782-8424.

Call for videos
Every year an effort is made to show IFT attendees the types of audiovisual materials which are being viewed by students and the public.

IFT is seeking recent (2000 or later) noncommercial videos to show in the IFT Video Theater at the 2003 IFT Annual Meeting in July. Companies, universities, and associations are all encouraged to submit videos for review. Tapes must be received no later than February 1, 2003.

For more information, contact Anna Lovis at 630-784-0432, fax 630-784-0436, or e-mail [email protected].

Hlavacek promoted to vice president
Roy G. Hlavacek, until recently IFT Director of Publications, has been named IFT Vice President of Communications. In addition to his current responsibilities for publications, Web operations, and sales, he will now also be responsible for IFT’s marketing activities. This organizational change combines marketing and sales into one cohesive activity.

Lake Erie
The Lake Erie Section presented $1,500 scholarships to students Carey Kindler and Tami Paul at its dinner meeting in Cleveland in June.

The Section has awarded scholarships since 1983 to deserving young people dedicated to the advancement of food science and technology. It has awarded more than $45,000 to date. College students living in the Lake Erie Section area are eligible. For information on applying for the 2003 scholarships, call Pat Adams at 330-225-9135.

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