Food Movements – Moving Food
Perugia Food Conference
June 9-12, 2022 in Perugia, Italy

Schedule & FAQ

Here is the draft program (as of 30 May–not definitive) of panels: with any questions or corrections, please email [email protected]. See also the Registration & Fees page for more information on registering.

Thursday, 9 June
17:00-19:00 Registration
19:00 Welcome Aperitivo (all attendees welcome)

Friday, 10 June  (first full conference day)
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Welcome Note
9:30-18:30 Panels
19:30-23:00 Gala Dinner

Saturday, 11 June (second full conference day)
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-11:00 Morning Keynote, Krishnendu Ray (New York University)
11:30-16:40 Panels
19:30-23:00 Informal Pizza Night

Sunday, 12 June
8:30-16:00 Sunday Cooking Class at an Umbrian agriturismo (optional)

Conference FAQ

The draft program as it is now is different from the earlier draft you sent.—Given the paucity of institutional funds for travel as well as family obligations, some of our colleagues had to cancel their participation (including many in the last week). In order to try to maintain coherence within panels and keep them balanced as far as number of presenters, we’ve had to reshuffle the program quite a bit. This has taken a lot of work and has hindered our effort to send out a definitive program and more logistical information. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

I see a Chair listed on the program. Who is that and what is that person’s role? —Each panel has a chair, usually one of the organizing committee or another person we’ve asked to fill this role. The role is logistical: that person will bring the panel to order and then give each other presenter three time warnings during their presentations to help the panel have time for Q&A at the end. 

How long should my presentation be? We had originally had a maximum time of 15 minutes in mind, but that was assuming four panelists per session. Most sessions now have three panelists, so unless you are in a four-person panel (see the draft program), you can plan to have a 20-minute-long presentation.

Do I need to have a powerpoint?—There’s no obligation, of course, to have a visual (i.e. Powerpoint) presentation.

But if I am using a powerpoint or showing a video, what’s the set-up?—All conference rooms have a computer with Powerpoint and a connection to a larger screen; you can also show videos, though we are not set up for Zoom. To reduce transition times and possible tech issues, we’re asking presenters to save their presentations on a usb/zip drive and copy them to the computer in their room before the panel comes to order, rather than using their personal computers. 

What are the conference’s Covid precautions?—Masks are still obligatory in educational institutions in Italy. We are required and in turn require either a surgical or N/K95 mask to enter the Institute and present; cloth masks are unfortunately not legal in Italy at this time.. 

What is the dress code for the various events? The Gala Dinner on Friday night is relatively formal, but the aperitivo and the informal pizza dinner much less so. We just want our presenters to feel comfortable: there is no dress code. 

I didn’t originally sign up for one of the events (Gala Dinner, pizza dinner, cooking class) but now would like to do so—how do I do that? At this point we can either send you a second invoice (contact Alexandra Amariei, [email protected]) or you can pay in cash in euros when you register.

I still have questions.—We’re here to help. If it’s about being a chair, send your email to Clelia Viecelli ([email protected]); if it’s about billing, email Alexandra Amariei ([email protected]); if it’s about logistics, contact Manuel Barbato ([email protected]). For anything else, email Zachary Nowak ([email protected]).