14th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium

‘Sustainable Sensory Science’

August 8-12, 2021 | Vancouver, Canada

The Pangborn Symposium organizers are monitoring the impact of COVID 19 on our plans for Vancouver in 2021. As soon as we have reliable information, we will let you know.
In the meantime, please plan to join us in supporting the ideals of the Pangborn Symposia as the world’s leading sensory science event.

The 14th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium will be held at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Vancouver is served by North America’s second largest west coast airport with international flights arriving from 30 countries every day.

Destination British Columbia: Dream of Later


In keeping with the traditions of this Symposium from the inaugural meeting in 1992 to honour the memory of Rose Marie Pangborn, the 14th Symposium will showcase the research of fundamental and applied sensory and consumer scientists from a cross section of early and advanced career participants representing industry and academia.

The theme for the 14th Symposium ‘Sustainable Sensory Science’ acknowledges both the venue for this symposium and the challenges that impact our current research approaches such as food security, globalization, corporate cost cutting, fast-adapt product development, the expansion of data collection, cultural diversity and maintaining the relevance of our discipline to name a few.


Topics to be covered

  • Sustainable Solutions
  • New and Emerging Sensory and Consumer Methods
  • Fundamentals: Biology and Psychophysics
  • Sensometrics & Data Science
  • Food Choice & Consumer Behaviour
  • Sensory Testing with Special Interest Groups
  • Sensory Relationships with Health & Wellbeing
  • Beyond Food – Sensory Learning from Other Categories
  • Sensory Marketing
  • Emerging Markets and Cross Cultural Sensory Research
  • Sensory Driven Product Design
  • Honouring the Giants of Sensory Science

The organizers look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver for the opportunity to share our collective research thoughts and experiences in this beautiful setting.

Submit abstract
Deadline: February 5, 2021
Register Now Submit workshop proposal
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Early Career Researcher Seminar
Conference Chairs
Keynote Speakers
Plenary Speakers
  • Tom Carr, Carr Consulting, USA
  • Anne Churchill, Givaudan, UK
  • Carlos Gomez Corona, Firmenich SA, France
  • Ann-Marie Torregrossa, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Paul McNicholas, McMaster University, Canada
  • Tawanda Muzhingi, CIP/CGIAR, Kenya
  • Mei Peng, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Kevin Ryan, Malachite Strategy, USA
  • Hannelize van Zyl, HEINEKEN, The Netherlands
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