E3S Annual Symposium 2024 – The Future is Bright

6th – 7th May, 2024 in Müster, Germany

The Germany Sensory Society is please to host the 12th E3S Annual Symposium, The Future is Bright – New Sensory Perspectives

The conference will take place in Münster, which is a beautiful and historical city worth visiting.

Programme overview

Sunday 5th May 2024 

16:00 Guided City Tour (Walking) for delegates arriving on Sunday

Monday 6th May 2024


09:00 Registration open

10:00-12:00 Optional Workshops (Parallel Sessions)

- Intercultural Workshop on future food (Food Lab Münster)

- Sensory SWOT Workshop (Dr. Dirk Minkner)

12:00-13:00 Registration and Refreshments

13:00-14:15 E3S Working Groups activities 

- Working Groups "Children" and "Taste Sensitivity" workshop "E3S collaborative project on food neophobia in Europe: first results"

- Working Group "Next Generation" Workshop "Well-being in early career researchers and PhD"

14:15-14:30 Break

14:30-16:00 E3S General Assembly 2024 (open to E3S delegates only, two per country) 

16:00-18:00 (Parallel Sessions)

- 16.00 - 16.30 "The Future of E3S Working Groups" (open to all the E3S members)

- Intercultural Workshop on future food (Food Lab Münster)

- Young Researcher Meeting

- Networking

19:00 Uhr Gala dinner at "Hafenkäserei" (ticketed event)

Tuesday 7th May 2024

8:30 – 16:45 Symposium with invited speakers from industry and academia

Planned Talks:

    - Key note by E3S Chair (Dr. Sara Spinelli (E3S Chair) & Dr. Dirk Minkner (DGSens Chair)
    - Food future (Prof. Dr. Guido Ritter - iSuN - Institute of Sustainable Nutrition)
    - Nutrition in space (Prof. Dr. Martina Heer - IU Internationale Hochschule Erfurt)
    - Are sustainable food habbits consumer relevant? (Prof. Dr. Wencke Gwozdz – University Gießen)
    - Aroma Lab: Innovation made at universities (Prof. Dr. Helge Fritsch – DHBW Heilbronn)
    - Predictive breeding for wine quality (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fischer – DLR Rheinpfalz)
    - Neurobiology perspectives of taste & smell (Prof. Dr. Thomas Hummel – TU Dresden)
    - Rethinking consumer sensory science: the need for research 'in the wild' (Prof. Dr. Rebecca Ford - University of Nottingham
    - Sensory evaluation of alternative proteins (Prof. Dr. Andrea Bauer – HAW Hamburg)
    - Different perspectives of the perfect apple (Dr. Hannah Jilani - University Bremen)

Call for abstract 2024 – Student competition

There is an opportunity for sensory science students across Europe to present their research in a dedicated student session, where four seven-minute oral presentations will feature. A poster presentation will also take place throughout the day.


FH Münster, “Fachhochschulzentrum” (FHZ), Corrensstraße 25, 48149 Münster, Germany

Travel Information

The city Münster is located in West-Germany. It can be reached by car, train or plain. Münster has a local airport Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO).

The closest international airport is Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is 130 km from Münster. The journey from Düsseldorf airport to Münster Central Station takes approx. 1h 30min.


Official hotel for E3S Delegates is the “MELIA Hotel Münster Kongresscenter“.

Further option is the “B&B Hotel Münster Hafen“.

You will find more information and booking details in the pull-down menu below:

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner on Monday 6th May 2024 is a ticked event in an exclusive location: Hafenkäserei

It is open to members and non-members and can be booked separately.

Event Fees & Registration

Event Registrations Now Open!


Attendance Fees:

Workshop, Working Group Meetings and the E3S General Assembly are free of charge, though require an online registration.

Symposium (Tuesday 7th May 2024)

  • Student: € 49
  • E3S member: € 199
  • Non-member : € 299

Gala Dinner (Monday 6th May 2024)

  • Student: € 49
  • E3S member: € 89
  • Non-member: € 89

All shown fees are without VAT. For all events you can register online and will receive an invoice with payment details prior to the event.

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