FSPCA Presentations and Conferences


Information Packet and Agenda
2018 FSPCA Annual Conference Speaker Bios


Wednesday, July 18 – Thursday, July 19, 2018
Immediately following the IFT Annual Conference

Day 1: Registration opens at 11:45 AM CDT. Conference begins promptly at 1:00 PM and adjourns at 5:30 PM. Networking Reception immediately follows from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
Day 2: Registration opens at 7:45 AM. Conference begins promptly at 8:30 AM CDT and concludes at 5:00 PM.


Chicago Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Room 301-312


The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public-private alliance of key industry, academia and government stakeholders. It was established in late 2011 by a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT IFSH).

The mission of FSPCA is to support safe food production by developing and delivering educational programs that assist the food industry in complying with the preventive controls regulations that were promulgated in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


If the Food Safety Modernization Act impacts you, then you are a stakeholder of the FSPCA.
This conference will give you an opportunity for an in-depth analysis of the latest information
on FSMA implementation and the activities of the FSPCA.


Student Rate: $99.00 USD
Early Bird Registration: $199.00 USD (sales end May 31 at 11:30 PM CDT)
General Registration: $249.00 USD
At the Door: $279.00 USD


On Day 1 (July 18), a full, hot buffet lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 AM CDT. During the Networking Event appetizers and drinks will be served. On Day 2 (July 19), breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM CDT and a full, hot buffet lunch will be served at 12:00 PM CST.

Our buffet menu should accommodate most dietary restrictions. However, please indicate any dietary restrictions when prompted during registration. We can accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan if notified by Monday, July 2, 2018.Requests made after this date may not be accommodated.
NOTE! If you have a SEVERE gluten (celiac) or nut allergy, we recommend you make other arrangements as we cannot guarantee cross contamination.


Navy Pier has a flat rate for parking of $28/day. Parking is not included in the registration fee.


The following hotels are suggestions and near Navy Pier and the Conference. You may book any hotel in Chicago.

Sheraton Grand
301 East North Water St.
Chicago, IL, 60611
(312) 464-1000
0.7 miles from Navy Pier

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
300 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Il  60611
(312) 787-6100
0.7 miles from Navy Pier

Embassy Suites
511 North Columbus Drive,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-5900
0.6 miles from Navy Pier

Room Block

Room Block: The Alliance has secured a room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel for a rate of $193.00 USD + applicable taxes/per night. A limited number of rooms are available in the block. Once the block is filled no additional rooms will be available for the$193.00 rate. Block rate is available for July 18 and 19 ONLY.
Phone Reservations: Call 800-222-8733 (Central Reservation) and reference INSTITUTE FOR FOOD SAFETY AND HEALTH/FSPCA in order to receive the group rate.
Online Reservation Link: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CHIMMDT-IFS-20180718/index.jhtml


Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 S Cicero Ave,
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 838-0600

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 W O'Hare Ave,
Chicago, IL 60666
(800) 832-6352


Contact the FSPCA at fspca@iit.edu

Past Presentations and Conferences

July 13-14, 2017
FSPCA Annual Conference

July 29 - 30, 2016
IAFP 2016 Workshop
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, Train-the-Trainer Class

September 22, 2016
ICBC Conference
Clearwater Beach, FL
Robert Brackett

October 13, 2016
4th Asia-Pacific International Food Safety Conference &
7th Asian Conference on Food and Nutrition Safety
Penang, Malaysia
Katherine M.J. Swanson and Robert E. Brackett

Past FSPCA Presentations, Conferences and Meetings