2017 Call for Research Reports, Updates, and Posters
Food Distribution Research Society Annual Conference
October 21-24, 2017; Honolulu, Hawaii
The Food Distribution Research Society invites submissions of Research Reports, Research Updates, and Outreach Writing for the 2017 Annual Conference to be held in Honolulu from October 21-24, 2017. Work related to any food distribution area from the farm gate through retail to the consumer is welcome at FDRS.
For more information on the conference, check under “Conferences” at the FDRS website http://www.fdrsinc.org. Address and Questions & Correspondence regarding research submissions to Research VP Dawn Thilmany at the following address: FDRSVPresearch@gmail.com
Research Reports are scholarly papers focusing on the results of research efforts. Reports will be evaluated and accepted on the basis of one-page abstracts that describe the research and its relevance to food distribution issues. Conference presentations of research reports are limited to 20 minutes each.
Research Updates are synopses of research or educational work either (1) recently completed, (2) in progress, or (3) to be undertaken within the next year. To give an update, submit a maximum one-page description of the update. Presentations of updates will be limited to 15 minutes each.
Outreach Writing is a new category for the conference. We seek to recognize the kinds of technical communication of food industry issues that is key to the Extension/Industry Outreach work done by the Society’s founders and is core to many members’ work today. Some call these articles “industry outlook” or it may be something contributed to publications such as Choices …materials that communicate food supply chain and marketing issues to an intelligent, highly-involved but non-academic audience. Academic journal-style articles are not eligible. Submissions will consist of the actual article and the submission form. Articles may have been published or presented online for non-academic audiences within the past 18 months. At the conference, the author will have 15 minutes to present a summary of the article’s key points and how it was used in outreach/Extension efforts.
Email submissions to Dawn Thilmany, at FDRSVPresearch@gmail.com, by June 9, 2017. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 21, 2017.
Research reports, updates and posters are eligible for publication in the proceedings issue of the Journal of Food Distribution Research. However, submission of a food distribution research update, report or poster does not preclude submission of a full manuscript on the topic for consideration in a refereed volume of the Journal of Food Distribution Research or other scholarly publication.