Call for Presentations and Posters

The 2019 Food & Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) presents the 49th annual gathering of food and beverage industry environmental professionals, their environmental consultants and vendors, and the academic community to share environmental engineering knowledge and experience. There are no published conference proceedings and no sales pitches so that the presentations, posters and subsequent discussions can be more candid and enlightening. Presentations are delivered in a single-track, general session format to allow the greatest participation possible. Posters receive maximum interaction and exposure during scheduled networking sessions.

With the above in mind, we are pleased to issue this Call for Presentations and Call for Posters to the food and beverage processing and academic communities and their environmental consultant and vendor partners.

The theme of the 49th Food & Beverage Environmental Conference is: Come Join Us!


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Attached is a list of the session topics. The presentations should focus on actual case examples from the food and beverage industry. We encourage examples of successes, failures, and lessons learned.

To ensure proper and timely consideration, interested parties must complete the attached Presentation Proposal Form and/or Poster Proposal Form and return it to the Conference Chair, Michael Boese, by November 2, 2018. Accepted posters and papers will be notified December 7, 2018. Additional applications will be considered after those dates, subject to availability.

We look forward to your participation in this valuable and worthwhile food and beverage industry event.

Michael Boese, Conference Chair, FBEC 2019 Phone: (214) 326-3468 Email:

Session Subjects

  1. Energy Sourcing and Management
  2. Air Quality
  3. Regulatory Updates/Hot Topics
  4. Enforcement and Compliance Horror Stories
  5. Environmental Management: Using EMIS for Environmental Execution & Strategy
  6. Supply Chain & Sustainable Agriculture
  7. Business Continuity & Risk Management
  8. Storm Water
  9. Food Waste
  10. Wastewater Big Companies and Small Companies
  11. Hazardous/Regulated Waste
  12. Process Optimization/Efficiencies & Cost Reductions
  13. Ad-hoc Session: EHS Recruitment/Development/Retention
  14. Ad-hoc Session: Air 101
  15. Ad-hoc Session: Wastewater 101
  16. Ad-hoc Session: Financially Selling & CAPEX Planning Project

Poster Session

Chair: Jane Kettler, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Co-Chair: Lloyd Snyder, Woodard & Curran


The Food & Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) Poster Session, held both Monday and Wednesday evenings of the conference, provides a socially-conducive forum for presentations of a broad array of technical subjects to conference attendees. Lively, informal interaction between presenters and attendees should promote mutual learning and help in developing professional contacts.

A poster is a presentation that conveys a technical topic, with the authors present to guide the viewer and answer questions. Posters can be traditional documents mounted on freestanding bulletin boards or can be information displayed via alternative media. Posters work best when they address a specific situation and are divided into sections such as problem definition, goals, activities undertaken and results. Graphical material such as diagrams, photograms and charts can aid in effective communication.

All poster proposals will initially be accepted by the poster session chair and co- chair. A Technical Review Committee will review final poster submittals for accuracy and applicability. Additional guidelines will be provided to accepted posters.

Posters are welcome that address the theme or any of the session topics of this year’s conference. Suggested topics are:

  • Innovative Technologies
  • Air Pollution Strategies
  • Leveraging Information Technology
  • Globalization Impact
  • Water Reuse
  • Public/Private Partnerships

This year there are two poster categories. When submitting the abstract, please note the appropriate category:

  1. Project Poster – Poster must be approved for presentation by the food and beverage processor. Attendance by that processor at the poster session is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.
  2. Student Poster – Students are encouraged to present their research as it relates to addressing problems within the food and beverage industry.