Upcoming Events

Below is our current schedule of both online and in-person events, including free training webinars. Browse our events, and let us know if you'll be there too.

If you would like to arrange tailored training for your organisation or university (whether for your team or as a student lecture), please email Angela Ball, and we'll be in touch.

USAIN/CBHL 2024 Biennial Meeting

5 - 8 May, Michigan, USA

The joint conference from United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) and Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) is being held at Michigan State University, USA.

For those attending, contact us to arrange a meeting during the event.

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SLA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo

13-16 July, Rhode Island, USA

The SLA Annual Conference is being held at the University of Rhode Island, USA. This year's theme is "Collaboration for Innovation" and will see special librarians, information, data research, and knowledge professionals coming together.

For those attending, contact us to arrange a meeting during the event.

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If you would like to arrange tailored training for your organisation or university, please email Angela Ball

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IFIS Guest Speakers

As a not-for-profit organisation, IFIS is delighted to share our wealth of expertise with the Food Science and Academic Publishing communities. Speakers are available on a range of topics, including:

  • Literature searching 
  • Publishing research
  • The dangers of predatory journals and fake science
  • Research trends and analysis in the sciences of food and health

If you are interested in an IFIS guest speaker for your event, please contact us to arrange.

Past events

Here's just some of the events we have taken part in recently:

University of Reading bespoke training session, February 2024, Reading, UK

IFIS was pleased to host an on-site training event for PhD and MSc Food and Nutrition students on the topic of predatory journals and the danger of fake science. Feedback from attendees included:

  • "The IFIS session to raise awareness of predatory publishing helped students to understand more about how important it is to check the sources they are using as part of their studies and where to publish. It highlighted the risk of including predatory content in their work, and methods to check if sources and publishers are reputable. A very informative and important session."  (Jackie Skinner, Academic Liaison Librarian for Food and Nutritional Sciences)
  • "Thanks for the talk on Predatory Publishing the other day which was incredibly illuminating" (Masters Student)

To arrange an in-person or online training session for your university or company, please get in touch.

Food Physics 2024, February 2024, London, UK

Physics plays a critical role in designing great tasting, healthy and nutritious food & beverages. This conference brings together academics and industrialists to share latest progress and opportunities for physics and physicists to address multidisciplinary issues ranging from sustainability, food manufacturing and designing multiphase microstructures. 

University of West London Academic Skills Day, January 2024, Online

We were invited to take part in the university's Academic Skills Day by delivering an online training webinar on the subject of literature searching skills. Bespoke online training is available for your organisation; simply let us know your requirements. 

University of Manitoba bespoke training session, January 2024, Online

IFIS delivered an online training webinar for Masters students in the Food and Nutrition Department. Topics covered included Literature Searching Skills, and how to get the most from their access to the FSTA database. To arrange your own training event, contact us.