September 21-22, 2016Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN
PLASTEC Minneapolis 2016 Schedule Viewer
Use the scheduling tool below to browse all the available sessions, speakers and topics at this year's event. Find the content and sessions to fit all of your educational needs and ensure you get the most out of your time at the show.
Shannon Van Deren (Layered Manufacturing and Consulting)
Derek Mathers (Worrell, Inc.), Dave Broman (St. Jude Medical)
Conference Track: Medical: 3D Printing for Nex-Gen Devices
Session Type: Conference (Paid)
Pass Type: Conference
Claire Koelsch Sand, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor; Owner, Michigan State University; Packaging Technology & Research LLC
Based outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Claire Sand runs Packaging Technology and Research, where she provides project based strategy, technology, consulting and coaching services to food and packaging companies. Since 2007 Dr. Sand has been an adjunct professor at Michigan State University and in 2015 assumed the role of contributing editor and packaging columnist for IFT's Food Technology magazine. In her 30 plus year career, Dr. Sand has held a variety of roles across the food science and packaging spectrum. Her mission is to fundamentally change the world with packaging science that increases shelf life and reduces food waste.
Prior to leading her own company, Sand's experience ranged from basic research and development to strategic value chain analysis and everything in between. Her portfolio includes working with Gerber - Nestle, Pillsbury- General Mills, Kraft Foods -Kraft Heinz, Dominick's -Safeway, and research institutes in Germany, Colombia, and Thailand.
Dr Sand is a committee member of the Phi Tau Sigma (food science honorary society) Strategic Relations and Chapter Affairs, a chair-elect of the IFT Food Packaging Division, a reviewer of the Journal of Food Science as well as serves as a City Human Rights Commissioner.
Dr. Sand holds a doctorate degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and received both her master's degree and bachelor's degrees in Packaging from Michigan State University.
Title: Program Director, Offerings Strategy Company: IBM Watson Internet of Things
Welcome! You can use the Session Scheduler tool to browse sessions and build a custom event schedule. Once you've saved your personal schedule, you can access it from the free GDC Europe Mobile app (available approximately 30 days before the event). Note: use the same login/password on the Mobile app that you set up on this web site.
Step 1. Create an account. Use the "Create Account" button at the top of the right-hand corner.
Step 2. Choose a view. Select either the "List" or the "Grid" icon. (It's the same data, just a different view of the sessions.)
Step 3. Choose your sessions. Click the "Add" or "Remove" button next to each session to add it to, or remove it from, your personalized schedule.
Step 4. Review your schedule. Push the "My Schedule" button in the left column to view your selected sessions.