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Registration opens for new Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience at Kansas State University

Registration has opened: Click here to register now and reserve your place.

Petfood Innovation Workshop & Pet Food Experience
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
October 28-30, 2015

Due to high demand, another Petfood Innovation Workshop: Next Generation Treats event featuring an increased emphasis on providing a hands-on experience, will be held this fall in collaboration with Kansas State University’s “Pet Food Experience”.

The Pet Food Experience is hosted by the Kansas State Pet Food Program team on the university’s main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, and will utilize facilities within the community and campus.

This multi-day event is a joint industry-academic venture to promote research, innovation and talent development focused on pet food and pet treat manufacturing. At these two conjoint events attendees can expect two days of networking opportunities and exclusive academic research presentations combined with the hands-on creation of new types of pet treats in the workshop sessions, several networking opportunities and facility tours.

Two registration options to choose from:

Petfood Innovation Workshop & Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience
Full Conference Pass: $695
Maximum Capacity: 100 registrants
Registration includes:
hands-on pet treat-making workshop sessions, all Pet Food Experience educational sessions, session materials, opening night receptions, breakfasts, networking lunches and refreshment breaks.

Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience (not including Petfood Innovation Workshop): $295
Maximum Capacity: 150 registrants

Registration includes:
all Pet Food Experience educational sessions, session materials, opening night receptions, breakfasts, networking lunches and refreshment breaks.

Please note: Space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended to guarantee your seat. Availability is first-come, first-served.


JUST ANNOUNCED: Tentative Petfood Innovation Workshop & Pet Food Experience Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

6:00 pm: Opening Night Reception - Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus


Thursday, October 29, 2015

08:00 am - 09:00 am: Continental Breakfast & Welcome - KSU Union/Forum Hall

09:00 am - 10:00 am: Opening Keynote Speaker - KSU Union/Forum Hall

10:00 am - 11:00 am: 1st Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 2nd Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch with featured speaker - KSU Ballroom

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Research breakouts - KSU Ballroom

Dr. Sajid Alavi, Extrusion Research in Pet Foods

Dr. Kadri Koppel, Sensory Research in Pet Food

Dr. Greg Aldrich, Vitamin Degradation in Processed Petfood

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Research breakouts - KSU Ballroom

Dr. Tona Melgarejo, Salivary Proteins in the Hyena

Dr. Randy Pheubs, Assuring Safety of Meat Based Pet Foods through Thermal Processes

Dr. Cassie Jones, The Impact of Acidulants on Salmonella Mitigation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Scientific Posters with KSU students, Evening Networking Reception, KSU lab tour - Holiday Inn


Friday, October 30, 2015

08:00 am - 09:00 am: Continental Breakfast & featured speaker - KSU Alumni Center

Secretary of Agriculture, Jackie McClaskey

09:00 am - 10:00 am: 3rd Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*

10:00 am - 11:00 am: 4th Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 5th Petfood Innovation Workshop station: Hands-on pet treat production - Shellenberger Hall*

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm:
Lunch with featured speaker - KSU Ballroom

12:45 pm - 2:00pm: Closing session - KSU Alumni Center

Dr. Ken Odde

Dr. Gordon Smith

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: External tours


*Please Note: If registering only for Kansas State University's Pet Food Experience for $295, the indicated Petfood Innovation Workshop stations are not included. Register for the Full Conference Pass for $695 to participate in the Hands-on pet treat production sessions.


ACCOMMODATIONS - HOST HOTEL INFORMATION

Holiday Inn At The Campus

1641 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-7531

Conveniently located near the Kansas State University campus, the Holiday Inn At The Campus has made specially discounted room rates available for Petfood Innovation Workshop and Pet Food Experience attendees. Rates are available at $89.95 single or double occupancy, plus tax, and includes a breakfast buffet. Refer to Group Code: PET, to receive the group rate. While the deadline date for room reservations is October 7, 2015, hotel rooms and choices are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book online, anytime.

Reserve your hotel room at the Holiday Inn At The Campus today. Click: www.holidayinn.com/universityks