2016 Annual Meeting

The Flavor Research and Education Center is proud to announce its 6th Annual Research Meeting, to be held October 24th and 25th, 2016  here on the campus of The Ohio State University.  This year’s meeting will provide FREC and our member companies the opportunity to review and discuss the Center’s ongoing research, and also for the FREC Team to showcase our new home at OSU – The College of Food, Agriculture and Environment Science.

The 2016 Annual Meeting will commence on Monday October 24th at 5 PM with a reception and poster session, to be immediately followed by dinner and keynote address.  Tuesday October 25th will include research project updates, discussion sessions and strategic planning.  The meeting will wrap up at 5 PM on Tuesday (full agenda below).

**Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting IS FOR CURRENT MEMBER COMPANIES ONLY.

***Meeting registration is SEPARATE from hotel accommodations. Please consult the detailed information below for guidance.  You will also be prompted in your Meeting Registration confirmation email with hotel booking information.

Meeting Registration

Hotel Registration

FREC 2016 Annual Meeting The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center

Hosted by:

The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center


2110 Tuttle Park Pl.

Columbus, OH 43210


FREC Member Company Registrants:

Each active member company may register up to 2 participants at no charge.  For additional representatives to attend please contact Julie Peterson by emailing peterson.910@osu.edu.

Meeting Reg. Deadline – October 7th, 2016

FREC meeting attendees will receive discounted room rates at The Blackwell Inn ($148 plus tax & parking). Register by Saturday, September 24th to secure room and best rate! (We cannot guarantee room availability after 9/24/16).


Room Reg. Deadline - September 24th, 2016

Meeting Registration:


To complete your meeting registration please access the link below.

Hotel Registration:

  • Book your room online with the link below and using the Group Code “FRECFIC16”


  • Call The Blackwell Inn @ (614)-247-4000 and reference “FREC 2016 Annual Meeting” to ensure discounted rate


2016 Annual Meeting  |  Flavor Research and Education Center


Monday, October 24th

3:30 p.m. Tour of FREC Lab Facilities (Optional)
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception and Student Poster Session
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Dessert & Presentations
FREC Update: Devin G. Peterson, Director, Flavor Research and Education Center

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gregory Yep, Executive Vice President, Chief Global Scientific & Sustainability Officer, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. "A Sustainable Flavor and Fragrance Future"

Tuesday, October 25th

7:30 a.m. Conversations and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks, Devin Peterson
9:00 a.m. Research Project Updates
10:15 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. Research Project Updates
12:30 p.m. Conversations and Lunch
1:30 p.m. General Questions / Discussion for all FREC projects
2:30 p.m. FREC at The Ohio State University
3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:45 p.m. Future Research Directions & Discussion
4:45 p.m. Summary & Concluding Remarks
5:00 p.m. Meeting Concludes