Short Course & Symposia

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Upcoming Courses

Frozen Desserts Innovation from Gelato to Novelties

September 26-27, 2023

The Frozen Desserts Innovation Short Course explores the science, technique and product development fundamentals for innovation in frozen desserts, featuring hands-on practical demonstrations, lectures, Q&A and ample opportunities to network with instructors and industry guests.  The course is open to entry and mid-level personnel in the industry, entrepreneurs, industry suppliers, food science, ag business and engineering students.  No pre-requisites required.

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Dairy Products Processing & Packaging Innovation Symposium 2024

New Growth Opportunities through Sustainable Innovation

The Cliffs Hotel and Spa, Pismo Beach, CA

Date: February 28-29, 2024

Bring greater attention to recent technical innovations and market opportunities that can improve dairy product quality, sustainability, and competitiveness today and into the future.  Identify effective approaches to eliminate barriers to dairy innovation.  Facilitate dialogue between dairy innovation providers and innovation users.  Highlight new opportunities that can facilitate innovation.

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