Jan. 28 - 30, 2025 | Atlanta, Georgia USA
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW

IPPE Education Programs

IPPE's learning sessions from industry experts and thought leaders will focus on industry trends, food safety, plant operations, sustainability and many more current topics. The 2025 IPPE will feature 80+ hours of dynamic education programs from which to choose.

The listing below includes programs offered at no extra cost as well as programs that require an additional fee to attend. Free programs are included with your IPPE registration. For paid sessions, you must register and pay for these programs when you register for IPPE.

IPPE Education Session

AFIA Feed Education Program
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration Fee: FREE (included with trade show admission)

The American Feed Industry Association's production compliance committee is hosting the annual Feed Production Education program again in 2024. As regulatory requirements for the feed industry continue to evolve, this training session will update participants on any recent changes from several federal agencies including DOL, DOT, EPA, FDA and OSHA. In addition, the Feed Mill of the Year winner for the commercial feed category will be announced.

WMIN Panel: Mentoring Matters
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration Fee: FREE (included with trade show admission)

Join WMIN for a panel discussion highlighting the importance of building a cross-industry mentorship network. Hear about the upcoming launch of WMIN's mentoring program, and how you can be part of the inaugural cohort set to launch in early 2024.

Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: FREE (included with trade show admission)

An ever-increasing population coupled with a changing agricultural workforce has compelled the animal agriculture industry to make sustainability its top priority. Each animal agriculture sector has initiated an industry driven program to define sustainability and measure its commitment to become more sustainable. Representatives of the meat, poultry and animal feed industries will share details on the development of industry programs or tools to advance their aspirations of producing more protein in a sustainable fashion. In addition, the Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners will be announced.

Poultry Market Intelligence Forum
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: FREE (included with trade show admission)

A leading industry economist and industry experts will provide insights on how the domestic and global economies are continuously improving performance and how regulatory issues impact the poultry and egg industries. They will identify challenges facing the industry and discuss how the U.S. and International poultry industries are positioned to move forward.

International Poultry Scientific Forum
Monday, Jan. 29, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $95 early bird, $155 after Jan. 12

Sponsored by the Southern Poultry Science Society, the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the forum presents information on industry topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology, processing and products and avian diseases. Students with a valid student ID may register complimentary onsite. Price includes admission to the IPPE show floor.

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Food Safety Design Principles Workshop
Monday, Jan.29, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $299

This workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the 10 Principles of Food Safety Design and how to apply these principles in processing facilities. The Food Safety Design Principles were expanded in 2021 by the Food Safety Equipment Design Task Force (FSEDTF), a group of representatives from equipment manufacturers with insight from meat and poultry companies. The expanded principles encompass all aspects of food safety, focusing on foreign material mitigation. This workshop will do a deep dive into the 10 principles, allow for hands-on application of knowledge through equipment demonstrations at the Intralox exhibit, among others, and provide a comprehensive overview of checklist scoring that processors can take back and apply to their facilities. Program registration includes breakfast and lunch on Tuesday.

Latin American Poultry Summit
Monday, Jan. 29, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $250 early bird; $350 after Jan. 12

The Latin American Poultry Summit will focus on leading technical topics covering live production and processing issues of greatest priority to Latin American poultry and egg producers and processors. The content focus will focus on a variety of areas for broilers and layers. The summit will bring together key researchers from universities and leaders from genetic companies, suppliers, integrators, and commercial companies to learn, discuss and network.

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Pet Food Conference
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $105 early bird/$150 after Jan.12

The American Feed Industry Association's Pet Food Conference covers a variety of topics from regulatory and technical aspects of production to product claims, marketing, and nutrition. The conference attracts more than 300 attendees from pet food manufacturing to ingredient suppliers covering all ingredient categories, offering an excellent opportunity to network with a diverse audience. Program registration includes breakfast and lunch.

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Feed Mill of the Future Conference
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $95 early bird/$125 after Jan. 12

The half-day Feed Mill of the Future Conference brings together leading feed industry experts to examine emerging feed industry trends and new technologies that will impact how animal feed is manufactured in the years ahead. Feed milling professionals will leave with a better understanding of how innovation and early adoption will help their business achieve its sustainability, productivity, and profitability goals. The conference is organized and presented by Feed Strategy and Feed & Grain magazines.

Meat Institute Worker Safety Workshop - Control of Hazardous Energy Training with Design Safe
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration fee: $299

This training will outline how to proactively use alternative methods to control hazardous energy and keep team members safe. This training will outline the strategic differences between utilizing current state of the art alternative methods via ANSI Z244.1 standard on the control of hazardous energy and OSHA standards on Lockout/Tagout (LOTO). This training will give practical knowledge on how and when to employ LOTO and when Alternative Methods would be ideal. The training will discuss lessons learned in Design Safe's work through a variety of industries. Additionally, this training will look at how these concepts can apply to new equipment and production locations as well as legacy equipment and retrofitted applications. Program registration includes lunch.

Feed Your ESG: How Feed Will Help Hit Sustainability Targets
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration fee: $65 early bird/$85 after Jan. 12

Feed additives, particle size and overall formulation of feed affect the environmental footprint of the animal enterprise. This symposium will explore how the animal feed industry can help achieve corporate ESG and sustainability targets.

USDA-APHIS a Dialogue and Digest
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $270 early bird/$350 after Jan. 12

USDA-APHIS is joining us again at IPPE for an in-depth behind-the-scenes discussion of how policy decisions are made, how they work with countries to create health certificates and more. Meet and hear directly from APHIS headquarters staff and field staff. This opportunity will cover a wide range of topics and options for small group interactions with APHIS staff.

International Rendering Symposium
Thursday, Feb. 1, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $250

Rendering is an integral and often invisible aspect of animal agriculture's economic and environmental sustainability. This program will discuss rendering's contributions, impact, and the future of the industry. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Portuguese and Spanish and accessible by the attendee's mobile device.