2018 Annual Meeting


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The Flavor Research and Education Center is proud to announce its 8th Annual Research Meeting, to be held October 3rd and 4th, 2018 on the campus of The Ohio State University.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will commence on Wednesday October 3rd at 2 pm with a member meeting, followed by a reception/poster session and dinner.  Thursday October 4th will include research project updates, discussion sessions and strategic planning.  Please refer to the agenda below.


Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting IS FOR CURRENT MEMBER COMPANIES ONLY.

Meeting registration is SEPARATE from hotel accommodations. Please consult the detailed information below.  

Meeting Registration

Hotel Registration

FREC 2018 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.

FREC meeting attendees will receive discounted room rates at The Blackwell Inn ($156.00 plus tax).  Use the code FREC2018 when registering.  

You must reserve your room by Monday Sept. 10th to recieve the discounted rate.

Meeting Registration:

Registration will close Friday September 28, 2018.

Hotel Registration (click box below):


    2018 Annual Meeting  |  Flavor Research and Education Center

    Wednesday, October 3rd

    2:00 p.m.
    Member Meeting, Pfahl 302 

    Director's update

    New FREC model agreements, Daniel A. Kramer, Assoc. VP, Industry Liaison Office

    Resources on campus

    4:30 p.m.
    Networking Reception and Student Poster Session, Ballroom A/B/C
    6:30 p.m.
    7:30 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker:
    Brad Barbera, Director of Innovation at The Good Food Institute 
    Opportunities to Transform the Food System - (Meat)ing the Protein Needs of the 21st Century

    Thursday, October 4th

    7:30 a.m.
    Conversations and Continental Breakfast, Pfhal 202
    8:30 a.m.
    Research Project Updates
    10:15 a.m.
    Morning Break
    10:30 a.m.
    Research Project Updates
    12:00 p.m.
    Conversations and Lunch
    1:00 p.m.
    Research Project Updates
    3:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Break
    3:15 p.m.
    Research Project Updates
    4:30 p.m.
    Center Business, cont.

    New research projects discussion feedback

    Final comments

    5:30 p.m.
    Meeting Concludes
    6:30 p.m.
    Social Event sponsored by Waters Corporation

    Participatory Dining at The Kitchen

    231 E Livingston Ave, Columbus 43215