June 19, 2024 Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, MB


07:30Registration and Breakfast
08:30Opening Comments and Welcome
Land Acknowledgement

James D. House, University of Manitoba

Diljeet Brar, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba

David Beaudin, Minister of Agriculture, Manitoba Métis Federation

08:45Plenary Talk:
Novel green technologies to sustainably produce nitrogen fertilizer & Q&A

Chair: Filiz Koksel, University of Manitoba

Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba


09:25Panel Discussion - Advanced perspective on workforce needs for Manitoba

Moderator: Jillian Einarson, ProteinMB

Stacey Dunn, Robic


Christine Watson, Red River College Polytechnic


Kelley Main, University of Manitoba


Andrea Ladouceur - BAM

10:10Break, Networking and Poster Viewing
Poster Presentation Schedule
10:40Plenary Talk:
Advancements in genetic techniques to create sustainable plant protein + Q&A

Chair: Rotimi Aluko, University of Manitoba

Pankaj Bhowmik, National Research Council of Canada

11:20Plenary Talk:
Advancements in genetic techniques to modify rumen GHG emissions + Q&A

Chair: Rotimi Aluko, University of Manitoba

Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis

12:00Lunch, Networking and Poster Viewing Poster Presentation Schedule
13:30PhD/PDF Trainee PresentationsChair: Dylan MacKay, University of Manitoba
14:20Plenary Talk: Extraction and processing techniques for novel plant-based proteins + Q&A

Chair: Dylan MacKay, University of Manitoba

Nandika Bandara, University of Manitoba

15:00Break, Networking and Poster ViewingPoster Presentation Schedule
15:30MSc Trainee PresentationsChair: Cristina Rosell, University of Manitoba
16:20Plenary Talk:
Innovations in cellular agriculture + Q&A

Chair: Cristina Rosell, University of Manitoba

Jung Han, Unlimeat

17:00Closing Remarks & Poster Reception / Cash BarJames D. House, University of Manitoba
18:00Banquet and Awards Ceremony