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P.O. Box 250 Ormstown, Que. J0S 1K0

2018—Lilian Schaer

“Global Food Innovation Summit”


Lilian has been a member of Eastern Canada Farm Writers’ Association since the early 2000s, joining the board as a director in 2003 and serving as president from 2005 to 2008. She was an ECFWA rep to the CFWF board in 2009‑10 before stepping down to concentrate on her role as co‑chair of the 2011 Canadian IFAJ congress. After that congress, she was part of the Legacy Fund committee that helped determine how to manage proceeds of the event. Lilian has attended IFAJ congresses since 2007 and was a 2010 Alltech Young Leader, received an IFAJ gold medal in 2011 for my role in congress organization, and have won numerous CFWF writing awards.

Lilian will attend the 2018 Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy with an interest in topics at the  conference such as innovation and new technology, artificial intelligence, block chain, automation, and genomics/genetics as well as issues related to food waste and food security. She aims to get a broader,  more international perspective on these topics and learn about the latest trends and innovations from global leaders active in this space. She will write news articles about the conference as well as using the information as background for future stories and industry innovation projects and programs. Lilian will share the information on social media as well as make presentations as requested.