Food Institute

May 21-23, 2023
Chicago, Illinois
Applications Open Fall 2022

AFA Food Institute

Learn what it takes to put food on the table

If you're curious about any aspect of the food process — from research to marketing and nutrition to manufacturing — this Institute is for you!

Industry exposure
Visit food-related businesses and connect with leaders of major companies
Talk it out
Discuss innovations and challenges in the food industry
Food & food
Connect over dinner with industry guests and network with fellow students
Food Institute
Experience Info

May 21-23

Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

All meals, program materials and rooms are paid for by AFA's partners. You are responsible for covering any incidental and parking charges added to your room.

May 21
May 22
May 23
3:00 p.m.
Mix and Mingle Registration
4:00 p.m.
Welcome and Orientation
5:00 p.m.
Kickoff Speaker: State of the Food Industry
5:30 p.m.
State of the Industry: Executive Panel Discussion
6:30 p.m.
Student Reflection
6:45 p.m.
Industry, Alumni, and Student Networking
7:30 p.m.
Dinner with Industry Guests and Chicago AFA Alumni
8:30 p.m.
Student Networking Time
8:30 p.m.
AFA Alumni Social
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“I had a phenomenal experience in Chicago representing Cornell University at the AFA Food Institute. It was a pleasure to network with so many other cool people interested in food systems and learn new perspectives on food production.”
Griffin Erich
Cornell University