Register now for the Fall Petfood Innovation Workshop & K-State Pet Food Experience
Registration is now open for Petfood Innovation Workshop and Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience, to be held on September 13-15, 2016 in Manhattan, Kansas. This two-day event will consist of hands-on and seminar-style learning, infused with the Kansas State University college experience. Day one will consist of educational sessions led by the K-State Pet Food Program team, in which they will showcase their latest pet food research and expertise. Day two will be the hands-on workshop portion of the event, focusing on the creation of high-impact pet food products, featuring meat and novel proteins.
NOTE: To ensure the quality of the hands-on experience, capacity is limited to the first 200 registrants. Availability is first-come, first served.
Some of the features you'll find at this event include:
- The opportunity to conduct job or internship interviews with students in the brand new Kansas State Career Center
- A new agenda and a variety of networking opportunities, such as a possible dine-around event at local Manhattan restaurants
- The opportunity to engage and learn from the Kansas State Pet Food Program team, as they share their insight and latest research on various pet food trends and topics
Proteins are a hot category in the marketplace, and as pet food becomes more competitive with human food, we need to get more creative with sourcing sustainable ways to provide high impact meat and alternative protein products. Demonstrators will show how meat and other proteins react with other ingredients and binders, the effect of adding meat as an ingredient has on nutritional value and how technology can most effectively be utilized to address food safety challenges.
Petfood Innovation Workshop & K-State Pet Food Experience, September 13-15, 2016 (choose from 3 options):
Petfood Innovation Workshop & K-State Pet Food Experience Combination:
Tuesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 15, 2016
$1,095 (Early bird savings before August 15, 2016) or $1,195 (Pre-registration price from August 15 - September 12, 2016)
Includes the complete 2-day agenda in one value-priced pass, covering: Petfood Innovation Workshop hands-on pet food and pet treat product development exercises with six different product rotations, K-State Pet Food Experience sessions, breakfast, lunch, multiple refreshment breaks each day, evening receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Petfood Innovation Workshop Only Pass:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
$795 (Early bird savings before August 15, 2016) or $895 (Pre-registration price from August 15 - September 12, 2016)
Includes Petfood Innovation Workshop hands-on pet food and treat product development exercises with six different rotations, breakfast, lunch, multiple refreshment breaks plus evening reception on Wednesday.
KSU Pet Food Experience Only Pass:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
$395 (Early bird savings before August 15, 2016) or $495 (Pre-registration price from August 15 - September 12, 2016)
Includes K-State Pet Food Experience educational sessions, breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and evening reception on Tuesday.
Where to stay
Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus
1641 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
- Single/Double group rate: $92.95 for a King or Double
- Cut-off date on room reservations: rooms not guaranteed by August 25, 2016 will be released back to the hotel. Reservations after August 25, will be based on availability and rate.
- Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in: 4:00 PM CT, Check-out: 12:00 PM CT
- Individual room cancellation policy at Holiday Inn: "No show" and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to arrival will forfeit the individuals deposit.
- Online booking URL and code: To book a room, go to: www.holidayinn.com/universityks Group code is: PET
- Any rate inclusions: free WiFi, Continental Breakfast, fitness center, all guest rooms are non-smoking
Tentative 2016 Petfood Innovation Workshop & K-State Pet Food Experience Agenda
Please note: This agenda is subject to change
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration material pick-up and check-in
4:00 PM - Evening welcome reception
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - K-State's Pet Food Experience
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Registration material pick-up and check-in
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
8:05 AM - 8:15 AM - Opening remarks
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome presentation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - General session: Pet Food Program and research vision, Dr. Greg Aldrich
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - General session: Extrusion effects on pet food nutrition, Dr. Sajid Alavi Lab
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - General session: Novel salivary proteins in hyenas, Tona Melgarejo
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch and Keynote Speaker Session, Jeff Gill
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - General session: Comparative species resistant starch nutrition, James Latimer
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM - General session: TBD
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Coffee Break
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM - General session: Other research from value added analytical matter, Ben Katz
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - General session: Microbial safety strategies in pet food from a meats' perspective, Randy Phebus
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Poster presentations and evening reception
6:30 PM - Optional dine-around event, local Manhattan restaurants
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Petfood Innovation Workshop
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Registration material pick-up and check-in
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Opening session
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Workshop rotation 1
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Workshop rotation 2
11:15 AM - 12: 15 PM - Workshop rotation 3
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Workshop rotation 4
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Workshop rotation 5
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Break
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Workshop rotation 6