2019 Annual Meeting


The Flavor Research and Education Center is proud to announce its 9th Annual Research Meeting, to be held October 23rd and 24th, 2019 on the campus of The Ohio State University.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will commence on Wednesday October 23rd at 2 pm with a member meeting, followed by a reception/poster session and dinner.  Thursday October 24th will include research project updates, discussion sessions and strategic planning.  A tentative agenda is below.


Registration for the 2019 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 2019 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 ($159.00 plus tax).  Valet parking is available for all guests and attendees, overnight rates are $25 and may be applied to your room. Use the group code FLAVOR1017 when registering.  

You must reserve your room by FRIDAY Sept. 27th to recieve the discounted rate.

Meeting Registration:

Registration will close Weds October 16, 2019.

Hotel Registration (click box below). Click BOOK NOW in the top right corner. Choose your dates from the drop down arrow and select BOOK NOW. Click on the drop down arrow for SPECIAL CODES AND RATES, click on PROMO CODE and choose GROUP RATE, input: FLAVOR1017


    Tentative 2019 Annual Meeting  |  Flavor Research and Education Center

    Wednesday, October 23rd

    3:00 p.m.
    Member Meeting, Pfahl 202 

    Director's update


    4:30 p.m.
    Networking Reception and Student Poster Session, Ballroom A/B/C
    6:30 p.m.
    7:30 p.m.
    Hamed Faridi Chief Science Officer, McCormick
    “Using AI to Shape the Future of Flavor”
    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