08.06.2021 15.00 - 09.06.2021 19.00


08.06.2021 15.00 - 09.06.2021 19.00


Food oat innovations to boost food system sustainability

8-9 June 2021 | Online – Live and On-demand

Tue 8 June 2021 at 15:00-19:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3)
Wed 9 June 2021 at 15:00-19:00 EEST (UTC/GMT +3)

To register please go to Buy products.

The 1st Food Oats Conference will address the latest findings and innovations in oat based ingredient and food development, as well as the health impacts and consumer insights. The two-day conference on 8-9 June 2021 will take place as a live-streamed and interactive event, enabling online discussions with the presenters and on demand recording of the presentations.

With globally recognized keynote speakers, the Food Oats Conference will address the oat research and innovations from farm to health impacts by having four specific session themes:

Oat raw materials and ingredients
You will learn about the oat grain quality factors affecting the applicability of oats in food products as well as the new breeding tools and analyses to assist new oat innovations from farm to fork.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Nancy Ames from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Processing for food design
You are able to deepen your knowledge on the new processing technologies and food manufacturing methods to design novel and added value oat based food products.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Expert from Finnish OatHow consortium

Oats and health
You will hear about the latest findings on oat-mediated health effects as well as development in pure oats – the ingredients suitable for gluten free diets.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Associate Professor Lieselotte Cloetens from Lund University (Sweden) 

Consumer trends and innovations – you will get the latest insights on the consumer preferences and market development and learn how to promote generation of the oat based innovations.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor of Practice Reetta Kivelä from University of Helsinki (Finland) 

Moderator of the event is Emilia Nordlund from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Coordinator of Finnish OatHow consortium.

Abstract submission is now open - please submit your abstract here! Abstracts should be submitted latest by 7th May 2021.

In addition to the inspirational live-stream presentations, the audience will be able to deep-dive into the latest oat research in the ePoster sessions and discuss directly with the author in the live poster sessions.

Support us as a sponsor, register here!

Sponsors already signed up:
Platinum sponsor: Fazer
Silver sponsors: Helsingin Mylly / Helsinki Mills, General Mills, Inc., Oddlygood™, Gold&Green Foods, Ravintoraisio Oy
Bronze sponsors: Vaasan Oy

Go to Buy products and register to the Food Oats Conference!

Early-bird registrations by 7th May 2021

Confrence fees: early bird / standard 

Industry: € 190 / € 315                       

Academic: € 130 / € 220

Student: € 40 / € 105


Open "Buy products" page to register. Payment for conference registrations can be made by credit cards Visa and Mastercard or American Express when please choose "Stripe" as an payment authorizer from the drop down menu. There is also a selection of national banks and Mobile Pay for Finnish delegates.

We do not offer refunds for online conference registrations.

The event is organized by Finnish Oat Association and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, and the scientific committee is built by the Finnish oat experts from Natural Resources Institute Finland (Dr. Veli Hietaniemi, Dr. Juha-Matti Pihlava), University of Helsinki (Docent Tuula Sontag-Strohm, Prof. Vieno Piironen), University of Turku (Prof. Kaisa Linderborg, Docent Oskar Laaksonen) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (Docent Emilia Nordlund, Dr. Ulla Holopainen-Mantila).

Instructions to join virtual event

Before the event

  • Each participant needs to register to Liveto platform in order to participate the virtual event.
  • Account can be created before or after registration from the same event page by clicking ”Log in” or ”Account”. Email needs to be verified via link sent to email.
  • Fill in the information in your account. Add a picture and name to your profile along with other information.

During the virtual event

  • Computer is recommended to use when participating the event. Mobile doesn’t support all features like networking sessions.
  • Browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge are recommended. Make sure you have the latest version of the browser. The virtual experience can weaken with
    other or older browsers.
  • If you experience any issues with sound or image, refresh or restart the browser. Make sure the sound is on in your device and browser and you have a good internet connection.
  • Don’t keep any other browsers, tabs or softwares open during the event.
  • If you want to network with other participants, make sure you have good internet connection. The connection should be wired and at least 5mbs/2mbs. Best quality is achieved with 30mbps/10mbps connection.
  • If any sound or image issues appear, log out and refresh or restart the browser. Also make sure your firewall doesn’t block any content, if any issues appear.
  • In any issues, please contact [email protected] or 0600 30005 (1,78€/min) open on Mon - Fri from 9am to 5pm


The Food Oat Conference is organized by Finnish Oat Association and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. 
American Express Meetings and Events ([email protected]) is the event partner. 
The conference is hosted virtually on the online platform Liveto.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] 

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