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The 24th Food Science Student Conference (24th FOSTER) is an annual event held by the Student Executive Board of Soegijapranata Catholic University’s Faculty of Agricultural Technology. This event provides opportunities for participants to share and present their knowledge, experiences, and discoveries through the results of research or literature reviews that have been carried out as well as to express and contest their arguments. Regarding that, 24th FOSTER 2024 promotes the broadening of participants’ knowledge and understanding regarding food product innovation and development that focuses on food sustainability issues.

This year, the Student Executive Board of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Soegijapranata Catholic University, organizes the 24th FOSTER with the theme of “Future Foods: Innovation and Sustainability”. The event will be held onsite on March 7th, 2024 at Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang. The 24th FOSTER will involve paper and poster competitions.


Based on the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) in 2023, the population in Indonesia has reached 273.5 million people and is expected to increase to 285 million people in 2030. With the continuous increase in the number of population, basic needs, especially food, are a vital part that must be met. However, uncertain climate change and depletion of agricultural land might lead to a decrease in food supplies, causing a crisis and increasing the risk of food insecurity. Therefore, innovation and ideas for change are needed to create sustainable food production in order to guarantee the health and rights of the nation’s future generations.

The existence of more diverse and high quality food sources from food innovations can be a solution to food shortages. Food innovation needs to be supported with the development of technology that is environmentally friendly, advanced, and efficient. Apart from that, public awareness and changes in consumer behavior regarding selecting and purchasing sustainable food can also be achieved through this innovative collaboration.


Event Date
1st wave Paper and Poster Registration December 11th, 2023
Closing for 1st wave Preliminary Abstract Submission and Poster Submission
(Deadline Payment Abstract and Poster)
January 14th, 2024
2nd wave Paper and Poster Registration January 22nd, 2024
Closing for 2nd wave Preliminary Abstract Submission and Poster Submission
(Deadline Payment Abstract and Poster)
February 18th, 2024
1st wave and 2nd wave Paper and Finalist Announcement February 26th, 2024
Technical Meeting March 1st, 2024
Closing of Final Paper + Powerpoint Presentation Submission March 4th, 2024
Competition Day (Onsite) March 7th, 2024

Guide Book

Registration Link

Registration Fee

1st wave 2nd wave
Paper 500.000 (IDR) 550.000 (IDR)
Poster 200.000 (IDR) 250.000 (IDR)

Contact Person



+62 895-3832-02051 (Tasha)

+62 853-3602-7656 (Jovanka)

+62 813-2929-6655 (Reyma)

+62 812-5152-9618 (Wanda)