ALLTECH has revealed the speakers that will lead the poultry session of its virtual conference, set to take place across next week.

The ONE Ideas event usually takes place in Lexington, Kentucky, each May but was unable to do so this year because of coronavirus.

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Instead, the entire event was taken online. Headline speakers include retired NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, reputation specialists ESG Results’ chief executive Jessica Adelman and food research outfit Futurity’s Jack Bobo.

Agricultural air quality specialist Frank Mitloehner, from the University of California, Davis, is also set to headline on 22 May, with a paper entitled: Clearing the Air: Debunking the Myths of Agriculture.

The poultry sessions will focus on food safety in the American supply chain; how insect meal might play a role in birds’ diets in the future and ways antibiotic resistance can be managed.

New world

Mark Lyons, president and chief executive of Alltech, said: “Our world has changed significantly over the last several months.

“It is perhaps more important than ever to be innovative and connected as we embrace the next normal.

“We look forward to sharing the captivating insights and inspiration offered by the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience in a way that is accessible to everyone.”

A different keynote presentation will be streamed on the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience each day at 9 am EST, from 18 May to 22 May.

The poultry sessions take place on 18 May. While registrants are encouraged to attend the sessions at the time of broadcast, they will be available as recordings afterwards.

For more details, and to register, visit