The Food Distribution Research Society annual conference is going virtual!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDRS will host a virtual conference. Save the date for Tuesday, October 13th, tentatively 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT. 

This conference will consist of two keynote speakers, recognition for award recipients, and invited, selected and research update presentations.

The fee for the conference is $50 for academics and professionals and $25 for students. By paying this fee, you will have access to the online conference, recorded keynotes, presentations, and a 1-year complementary FDRS membership.

If you are interested to submit a research report, a research update, or outreach writing, please see our 2020 Call for Submissions, and submit the form provided in the call to VP of Research Dr. Lurleen Walters ( by August 7, 2020!

We also invite teams to participate in the 2020 Student Food Marketing Challenge. The registration fee is $50/team. By paying this fee, students will be able to participate in the food marketing challenge, and receive access to the online conference, recorded keynotes and presentations. Cash prizes are offered for the first, second and third place finishers.

More information on the virtual conference will be provided in the coming weeks and months!