12th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium

20-24 August 2017 | Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

The Pangborn Symposium is an opportunity to learn, to be inspired, to connect and to participate. The 12th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium will bring together industry and academia, leading pioneers and emerging experts in sensory and consumer science. Moreover, we welcome the participation of companies and sponsors who play an integral part in the success of the symposium and remain essential partners in the development of sensory and consumer sciences.

We hope that you will join us for the 12th Pangborn Symposium from 20 – 24 August 2017 in Providence, RI, USA.

Conference topics:
Abstracts are now invited on the following topics. Please submit via the online abstract submission system.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 February 2017
  • New and Emerging Sensory & Consumer Methods
  • Sensory Testing in Children
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Food Choice & Consumer Behavior
  • Health and Wellness
  • Fundamentals: biology & psychophysics
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory science outside the oral cavity: not just food
  • Challenges in Emerging Markets
  • Cross Cultural Sensory Research
  • Sensory Driven Product Design
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Invited Speakers
  • Harold McGee 
  • Paul Rozin 
  • Aradhna Krishna
  • Sliman Bensmaia
  • Valerie Duffy
  • Ciaran Forde
  • Hildegarde Heymann
  • Joanne Hort
  • Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones
  • Veronika Schoepf
Conference Chair
  • Dr. John Hayes, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Conference Co-Chairs
  • Dr. Russell S.J. Keast, Deakin University, Australia
  • Dr. Michael Nestrud, Ocean Spray Cranberries, USA
Supporting Publication