Session Schedule

The 2015 Flavorcon conference program is still being finalized. When complete, the session list will appear here.


Monday, November 16

9:00–9:35am

New & Unique Flavor Ingredient Tasting Session

Moderator: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist, abelei flavors

Speakers: Cyndie Lipka, Senior Flavorist, Prinova Flavors
Robert Pan, Principal Development Scientist, spicetec

9:35–10:15am

Liking is Not Enough: Forecasting NPD Sensorial Success

Speaker: Barbara Busch, Founder, SENSANALYSIS

10:30–11:30am

New Discoveries in Sweet Taste

Speaker: Robert Margolskee, Director and President, Monell Chemical Senses Center

11:30–11:45am

Renessenz Sponsor Session

Speakers: To be announced

1:30–2:15pm

Boosting Salt & Sweet With Odor

Speaker: Paul Wise, Associate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center

2:15–2:30pm

Robertet Sponsor Session

Speakers: To be announced

2:30–3:15pm

New Dimensions in Heat Delivery

Speaker: Polly Barrett, Director of Product Applications and Sensory Sciences, Kalsec, Inc.

3:30–3:50pm

New Materials

Speaker: John Wright, Independent Flavorist and Author

3:50–4:10pm

Managing Your Manager

Speaker: John Wright, Independent Flavorist and Author

4:10–4:50pm

Rebooting Creativity for Flavor Development

Speaker: Marie Wright, Vice President and Chief Global Flavorist, ADM / WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

Tuesday, November 17

9:15–10:15am

The Flavor of Big Data

Speaker: Krishna Ratakonda, Fellow, IBM Analytics Group

10:15–10:30am

Natural Advantage Sponsor Session

Speaker: Bob Kleinhenz, President, Natural Advantage

10:30–10:50am

New & Unique Flavor Ingredient Tasting Session

Moderator: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist, abelei flavors

Speakers: Cyndie Lipka, Senior Flavorist, Prinova Flavors
Robert Pan, Principal Development Scientist, spicetec

10:50–11:30am

Marine Protein Hydrolysate: New Territory in Delivering Taste and Nutrition

Speaker: Giovanni Battistini, VP, Global Innovation Discovery – Flavors, Firmenich

11:30–11:45am

Firmenich Sponsor Session

Speakers: To be announced

1:30–2:30pm

Clean Label's Impact on Flavors and Product Development

Speaker: Lu Ann Williams, Head of Research, Innova Market Insights

2:45–3:05pm

Propanediol: A Novel, Naturally Derived Carrier for Flavors and Extracts

Speaker: Steve Hurff, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products

3:10–4:10pm

The Development of Meat and Savory Flavoring Systems

Speaker: Dolf DeRovira, President and CEO, Flavor Dynamics, Inc.

All sponsors, sessions, speakers, times and locations are subject to change without notice.