October 15 & 16, 2020

100% Online

Culinary Tourism Research Presentations

Apply to present your academic paper or research to the world's food or beverage tourism research community.

Calling Academics & Researchers

Because of the pandemic, this year’s Summit will be held 100% online.

Why FoodTreX Research?


Join other world-renowned culinary tourism researchers


Ask our moderators & presenters your questions during live Q & A


Your opportunity to access the latest research in culinary tourism


  • Co-Chair, Matthew J. Stone, California State University-Chico, USA
  • Co-Chair, Roberta Garibaldi, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Angela Durko, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Anne-Mette Hjalager, University of Southern Denmark and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism
  • Whitney Knollenberg, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Byron Marlowe, Washington State University, USA
  • Steven Migacz, Roosevelt University, USA
  • Erose Sthapit, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland


Proposals are considered on a rolling basis. The final deadline is August 15, 2020 23:59 GMT.

Coming Soon, Meet the Presenters

We will publish the presenters here, on a rolling basis, as soon as their proposals have been accepted by the scientific committee.

Summit Sessions & Schedule

IMPORTANT: All times are in the London, UK time zone. Convert the time in your zone here.
We will publish research session titles here, on a rolling basis, as soon as the proposals have been accepted by the scientific committee.
Note that the Friday times begin 1 hour earlier to accommodate presenters in Asia and Oceania.

Day 1 - Thurs., October 15, 2020

Day 2 - Fri., October 16, 2020

"As the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, the World Food Travel Association is uniquely qualified to organize a food and beverage tourism research summit and it is our pleasure to give a platform to world renowned culinary tourism researchers."

Registration Includes

  • Attendance at all FoodTreX 2020 Food Travel Research Summit online sessions

  • Copy of the Research Summit Conference Proceedings book (PDF format)

  • Full year online access to recordings from this Research Summit

  • Access to the recordings library from the 2020 Online Food Travel Summit with Key Takeaways PDF


Academics of all kinds (students, researchers, teaching assistants, professors, PhD candidates, university department chairs, tourism professors or teachers, as well as anyone else with an interest in food or beverage tourism research.

The price is EUR 99. The price is the same for everyone - students, researchers, professors, trade professionals, etc. No VAT or any other tax is payable because we produce the Summit from our offices in the USA.

Not at all. All paid registrations include links to video recordings of all sessions. So, if the Summit takes place during the night where you are, or if you simply have something else going on that day, you can still get all the great content – on your own time. The only thing you miss by not attending live is the opportunity to ask questions and answers from the presenters.