• Invited speaker on “Alternative protein sources for animal nutrition” at the NutrEvent Conference “Feed Innovation Insights”, Nantes, France, 4-5 October, 2022
  • Invited speaker on “The Effect of Nudging on University Students’ Healthy and Sustainable Food Choices” at the workshop “Multi-Strategic Intervention to Promote the Implementation of a Healthy and Sustainable University Canteen Policy”, Parma, Italy, 29 September, 2022
  • Invited speaker on “Plant-based foods e consumatori: aspetti sensoriali e comportamentali” at the workshop “Plant-based foods: oltre una moda”, Milan, Italy September 26, 2022
  • Invited speaker at the 73rd European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) Annual Meeting –5-9 September 2022– Porto, Portugal
  • Guest Speaker at the “Sustainable Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: Microalgae & Human Food”, Blended Intensive Programme, Universidad de Almería (Spain) 2021-22 – 2nd semester
  • Guest Professor in the Master Program “Management option Trade and Consumer”, Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering, ISA Lille, France, March 2022


  • Participation at the IPIFF (International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed) Annual Conference “Maximising the contribution of alternative sources of proteins towards sustainable food systems”, Brussels, December 1, 2021
  • Invited Speaker at the “Summer School – Insects as Feed and Food”, organized by the University of Pisa, July 12-15, 2021
  • Guest speaker at the webinar “The New Trend of Novel Foods: What Consumers Want?”, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, June 3, 2021
  • Guest speaker “Insetti come alimenti e mangimi: l'atteggiamento dei consumatori e le prospettive di mercato”, workshop AITA, May 27, 2021
  • Guest speaker “La percezione dei consumatori”, Convegno sui “Novel Food e Insetti edibili, tra Sicurezza e Sostenibilità”, University of Parma, May 27, 2021
  • Guest speaker in a webinar on “Consumer Perception Towards Insects as Food”, KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, May 18, 2021


  • Guest speaker in a webinar on “Sensory analysis and consumer preferences for alternative meat products”, Curtin University, Australia, November 27, 2020
  • Guest speaker in a webinar on “Novel Food, Entomofagia e Accettazione dei Consumatori”, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, November 25, 2020
  • Ninth AIEAA Conference on “Mediterranean agriculture facing climate change: Challenges and policies”, virtual, 11-12 June 2020
  • Parma Summer School 2020 “ONE HEALTH” (, virtual, June 9-10, 2020
  • Seminar on "Smart choices: nudging and behavioral insights" with Dr. Carla Cavallo from the Università Federico II, Naples, Italy, January 14, 2020


  • IPIFF workshop on Unleashing the Circularity Potential of the European Insect Sector through Research and Innovation’, Brussels, Belgium, December 3, 2019
  • Visiting Fellow at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University (hosted by Professor Doo Bong Han), Seoul, South Korea, November 2019
  • EAAE Seminar 174, Economics of culture and food in evolving agri-food systems and rural areas, Matera, 10-12 October 2019
  • Sogari, G.; Li, J.; Lefebvre, M.; Huang, S.; Mora, C.; Gómez, M.I.; (2019). The healthy tasty burger: consumers’ acceptance of new meat-mushroom burger and the role of information, Invited Paper Session at the AAEA Annual meeting, July 21-23 2019, Atlanta, USA
  • Invited as an expert speaker at the Horizon2020 Executive seminar, University of Messina, Italy, June 20, 2019
  • Sogari, G.; Li, J.; Lefebvre, M.; Huang, S.; Mora, C.; Gómez, M.I.; (2019). Towards a better diet: college dining interventions with the Blend beef-mushroom burger, IFT19: FEED YOUR FUTURE, June 2-5, 2019, New Orleans, USA
  • 2019 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference & Expo, Washington DC, USA, May 26-31 2019
  • Guest speaker in a seminar on “Traditional food in the Italian culture”, in a course of Italian Food Culture, Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University, March 25-26, 2019
  • Keynote speaker “Overview of the Use of Mushrooms in Food Service” at the Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, January 18, 2019
  • Lecturer of the Master COMET, University of Parma, January 2019


  • The Science and Education Policy Association Part of the National Science Policy Network, Rockefeller University, New York, USA,  November 10th 2018
  • BCFN INTERNATIONAL FORUM on FOOD and NUTRITION, Columbia University, New York, September 28, 2018 
  • Good Food Conference, The future of meat Sept. 6-7, in Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 12th Annual AAWE American Association of Wine Economists Conference 2018 in Ithaca, USA, June 10 –14, 2018 
  • Guest Speaker on “Understanding Consumers’ Perception of Emerging Food Safety Risks: a Crucial Challenge for a Better Food Safety System”, PARMA SUMMER SCHOOL EFSA, Parma, May 15-17 2018
  • Guest speaker on “Traditional food in the Italian culture”, in a course of Italian Food Culture, Department of Romance Studies, April 9-10, 2018
  • Mini-symposium – CIHF Patient Experience Rx: Healing the Whole Human Cornell University, April 13The Future of Food and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, April 8
  • Society of Benefit and Cost Analysis conference, Washington, March 13-15
  • Guest speaker on “CONSUMEHealth: A Marie Skłodowska-Curie project”, seminar series at Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell Univesity, February 2, 2018
  • Guest speaker at the "Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference", Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell Univesity, January 22, 2018
  • Lecturer of the Master COMET, University of Parma, January 2018
  • Participation at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the European Scientific Diasporas in North America, on 11 December, in Washington, DC 
  • Participation at the event "Celebrating Marie Curie’s Birthday",10th November, Rome
  • Participation at the event "Celebrating Marie Curie’s Birthday",10th November, Rome
  • 31st EFFoST International Conference Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century - Research to Progress Society, 13-16 November 2017, Sitges, Spain
  • Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska Curie’s birth. Rome, November 2017
  • MSCA Webinar on "What does Open Science really mean?" 3 October 2017
  • EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHT - 29 September 2017 live from Cornell University
  • XV EAAE Congress - Parma (Italy) - August 29th–September 1st 2017
  • H2020 InDirect Project (Direct and indirect biorefinery technologies for conversion of organic side-streams into multiple marketable products) Stakeholder Meeting, Parma, 21th June 2017
  • Invited speaker at the round table “Novel Food” at the ALMA “Next Generation Chef” congress, Parma, 3 June 2017
  • Participant at the Food Integrity 2017 conference in Parma, Italy, 9-10 May 2017
  • Lecturer on "Wine marketing and labelling", University of Parma, Italy, 4 May 2017
  • Invited speaker at workshop "HORIZON 2020: MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP FOCUS", University of Parma, 3 May 2017
  • Participant at ORIGO – Geographical Indications’ Global Forum – Parma, 11 April 2017
  • Lecturer of "Project work writing and presentation skills", Master MAFOOD, University of Parma, 6 April, 2017
  • Lecturer of "Novel food and Food Neophobia", Univerisity of Parma, 3-5 April 2017
  • Lecturer of "Consumer choices using Sawtooth software", Master MAFOOD, University of Parma, 27 March 2017
  • Lecturer of the course “Argomenti di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria 2017”, Milano, Italy, 16 March 2017
  • Lecturer of the course “Argomenti di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria 2017”, Brescia, Italy, 15 March 2017
  • Participant at the Info Session on Novel Foods - Technical meeting with stakeholders on Novel Food applications, EFSA, Parma, 6 March 2017 
  • Lecturer of the Master COMET, University of Parma, January-February 2017
  • Lecturer of the course “Argomenti di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria 2016”, Montebelluno, Italy (9 November 2016)
  • Invited speaker at the round table of the “VIVA sustainable wine workshop”, Piacenza University, 20 July 2016
  • Guest speaker of the workshop “Edible insects and novel foods”, 24 June 2016, Bologna, Italy
  • Coordinator of the workshop “From COP21 to R2B” organized by Bologna CKAA and Aster, June 2016
  • Seminar on the Italian sounding phenomena in the food sector, Gola Gola Festival, Parma, June 2016
  • Guest speaker on “edible insects in the world” at the Michigan State University (USA), May 2016
  • Attending the Advanced Course in Food Sciences (summer school), July 2016, University of Parma, Italy
  • Lecturer about “The world of Italian Food Products with Protected Designation of Origin” for a group of visiting students of the Purdue University, 17 May 2016, Parma, Italy
  • Lecturer of “Wine marketing”, 14 May 2016, IS Pietro Antonio Strozzi High school, (MN), Italy
  • Lecturer of “Geographical Indications and brand names”, G. Marconi High school, April 2016 Parma, Italy
  • Seminar on entomophagy within the course “Products and cuisines of the world”, April 2016, Parma, Italy
  • Round Table invited speaker during the ISMEA-QUALIVITA Report PDO&PGI presentation, Rome, February 2016
  • Book presentations (A tavola con gli insetti, 2014) in several Italian cities in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Lecturer of “wine labelling” for bachelor food scientists, University of Parma, November 2015
  • Lecturer of “wine market and legislation” for master food scientists, University of Parma, November 2015
  • Speaker at UNIPR & EXPO conference about “Food waste”, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, October 2015
  • Seminar on entomophagy within the course “Products and cuisines of the world”, April 2015, Parma University
  • Participant at the workshop “How to survive after a PhD thesis” by Dr. Karlin, University of Parma, October 2015
  • Attending the online course “Consumer Learning to Enhance the Knowledge of Products with Geographical Indications” - QUALIVITA, April to July 2015
  • Attending the Advanced School of Economic Psychology (University of Naples), March 2015
  • Participant at the Expo School 2015 “Sviluppo, Ambiente e Sostenibilità”, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milano 2-5 February 2015


  • Attending the Journey Climate-KIC summer school for five weeks in three European countries, 2014
  • Start-upper course for young entrepreneurs organized, University of Milan, November 2014-March 2015
  • Seminar on “Sustainability in the wine sector”, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, April 2014
  • Speaker in a Scientific aperitif about entomophagy with Paul Vantomme from FAO, University of Piacenza, January 2014
  • Seminar on “Preference mapping with sensory and consumer data” by Dr. Næs, University of Bologna, 2014
  • Speaker in a Scientific aperitif about organic food with Dr. Piva e Dr. Scienza, November 2013, Milano
  • Summer School for the Doctors and PhD students in training and research in the social sciences and agricultural economics, AIEAA, University of Piacenza, June 2013
  • Summer School on Software NVivo 10.0 Perspectives and the qualitative issues with particular reference to the Grounded Theory, University of Rome Tre, June 2013
  • Participant at the international e-learning course “Introduction to Sustainable Development”, Sendzimir Foundation, 9-30 March 2013
  • Visiting PhD Student at School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development of the University of Newcastle – UK (attending classes of Academic Writing for PhD Students, Researching the Food Consumer, Innovation and New Food Product Development, International Food Markets and Marketing), January-May 2013
  • Crash Course of Statistics for sociology research, University of Trento, September 2013
  • Summer School "Inter-firm Networks for Innovation: an Intellectual Property perspective", University of Trento, Italy
  • Summer School on Experimental auction: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis, University of Bologna, September 2013
  • Seminar on “Using Choice Experiments to Understand Consumer Preferences: Three Empirical Applications”, University of Bologna, Italy, June 2013
  • Comparative Food Law Lawtech (Diritto Alimentare Comparato) seminar, University of Trento, July 2013
  • Speaker in a Scientific aperitif about GMOs food with Dr. Bressanini, December 2012, University of Piacenza
  • Speaker about “Overview on Geographical Indications” for the Michigan University Summer School, May 2012, University of Piacenza
  • Participant at “Trieste Next. Il salone europeo dell’Innovazione e della Ricerca Scientifica”, Trieste, 28-30 September 2012
  • Attending the “Principles of  organization  and  people  management, Leadership  e  membership  in advanced organizations” summer school in Milan, July 2012
  • Attending the summer school “Transferable Skills for Research Careers”, Catholic University, July 2012
  • Attending the summer school “Topics in Industrial Organization, Trade and the Food and Agricultural Sector” with Professor Ian M. Sheldon, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, June 2012
  • Attending the course “Management Basics: Strategy And Leadership”, Catholic University, May 2012
  • Participation at the seminar “Food Chains, Food Systems and Sustainable Diets: The Mediterranean Diets as a case study”, Milano, March 2012


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