IFST Sensory Science Group event: Changing Perspectives in Sensory Science – Past, Present, and Future

Join us for a mini-conference to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the IFST Sensory Science Group (previously known as the PFSG). The session will focus on the history and current status of sensory science and what sensory science needs to deliver for the future.



09:30  Registration and Refreshments

Stephanie Mitchell, IFST Sensory Science Group Chair


Who’d be a Sensory Scientist?! 
Margaret Everitt, BSc, FIFST


Sensory Science has got to move on!
Dr Hal MacFie, Consultant, Hal MacFie Training Services


Neither hopelessly global nor needlessly local: how to strike the balance in a global sensory organization?
Linda Lopez, Senior Sensory Manager EMEA, Mars Wrigley Confectionary




Researching Sensorial Futures (including hands on prototyping/mood board activity)
Carey Jewitt, Professor of Digital Technology and Director UCL Knowledge Lab 


IFST Connect* and Closing Remarks

13:30 Networking and Lunch Reception including IFST Connect* drop in sessions


*IFST Connect is an opportunity for new and current members to discuss any topics on the application forms prior to submission. Members can discuss how to prepare a submission for Member/ Fellow, for professional register or how to make best use of myCPD online.

Delegate Information: Please follow this link for more information on Transport and Travel including the car park information. If arriving by car please make sure that you print off the parking permit and display clearly in your vehicle.

Directions & Maps: Please see the campus map for entrance to the university, the car park and venue: Meadow Suite, Park House. See here for a more detailed map of where the venue is situated.

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Check IFST policies section for information about cancellations and amendments.