It is time for YOU to step up!!!

It is hard for all of us to see our 2021 in-person member conference having to be canceled. We were all eager to be together again, but unfortunately that is still another year away.

We still can look forward to seeing everyone and value our time together in 2021. But to accomplish this we all must be better than our past best. Our goal is to use the technology available to us to go virtual and continue delivering an engaging and rewarding experience.

To make it happen, it will take an individual effort on all our parts to ensure its success.  If you have conducted some new research in the last year and a half, push yourself to submit an abstract and offer to present that research with a paper and presentation. It can be in a general stream or peer-reviewed session. Even if you do not present at the conference, please plan to participate as an attendee of the virtual presentations. They will live and recorded as well for later viewing in different time zones. More information on the actual event dates and times will be forthcoming as we build the program.

2021 will be all about members supporting members, personally and professionally in the IAPRI packaging research community by transferring knowledge of past research by presenting at the virtual conference in June. Your participation will be entertaining, energizing, and a source of connection and education all at the same time. Getting involved can not only be good for you, good for IAPRI, good for the packaging research community, it can also be good for your career.

Since this is a Member Conference, all abstract submitters must be affiliated with a member institution or corporation. You must have access via member login to the IAPRI website.  If you need to be added as an additional contact at your member institute, contact Ed Church at with your contact information.

Use the submission link below for all the information on both the general stream and peer reviewed stream requirements. Please try to get your abstracts in soon so the Scientific Committee review process is not flooded with abstracts all at the end.
Submissions: Abstract Submission Link  

Deadlines:     General Stream and Poster Abstracts - February 1, 2021
                        Peer Reviewed abstracts and paper - December 31, 2020