Research Planning Meeting Postponed Until Further Notice

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We regret to inform you that the Plant Protein Innovation Center's Research Planning Meeting, originally scheduled for May 4th, will be postponed indefinitely. This postponement was made in line with the latest White House and CDC regulations limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people over the next 8 weeks. 

Despite this change, the Plant Protein Innovation Center (PPIC) is optimistic that this event will be rescheduled for a later date, either in the summer or, if further delayed, in conjunction with our Research Spotlight Meeting in the fall. We will also be announcing any event updates on our website and via email. We hope you will be able to attend the Research Planning Meeting once it has been rescheduled. Until then, the Plant Protein Innovation Center team sends its healthy wishes. 

Event Description

The Research Planning Meeting will bring together academics and industry representatives alike looking to assess the course of the PPIC and prioritize research goals to best address the most fundamental needs in the plant protein space. Your input at this event will help shape the top research priorities for the coming year. The PPIC's current research priorities can be found at this link.

The event will be divided into three blocks: The first block will include presentations from industry speakers, who will speak to market trends, needs, and challenges. The second block will be dedicated to an industry pitch session in collaboration with the Protein Highway. The third block will focus on round table discussions, wherein attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the current set of research priorities and relevant changes to address the identified market trends, needs, and challenges.

The event will be held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center (Room 135) on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus (see map) at 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108.

Registration Information

Registration Cost: 

University of Minnesota Faculty & Staff: $30 

External Attendees:
Early Bird (date TBA): $200 
Full Rate: $250

Networking Dinner: $35 

Available Discounts: 

Member companies, PPIC researchers, and Executive Board representatives receive up to 2 free registrations. Contact [email protected] for your registration codes. 

Group Discounts: 

Groups of 2-4 individuals: 10% off the total cost of registration
Groups of more than 4 individuals:15% off the total cost of registration)