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November 14-16, 2022
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill CountrySan Antonio, TX

Michael Nestrud
VP, Innovation at Curion Insights


A true student of the human experience through the lenses of sensory science and culinary arts, Michael brings 15 years of research and consumer experience from respected establishments like the U.S. Army, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and MNC, a consumer and market research firm he founded. Michael’s impressive career is built on his foundational belief that the strategic application of product research provides endless potential to answer questions about the human experience of consumption. Michael’s published work explores topics such as new methods, meal compatibility, multivariate statistics, and the measurement of emotion. He earned an A.O.S. from the Culinary Institute of America and was a Culinary Teaching Fellow prior to completing his Bachelors and PhD in Food and Sensory Science at Cornell University. In 2020, Michael joined Curion’s team as VP, Partnership Solutions. He additionally serves as an officer the Pangborn Sensory Science Trust and chaired the 2017 and 2021 Symposiums.

Agenda Sessions

  • Flat Survey Results Paralyzing Decision Making? How Constellation Creates Meaningful Differentiation When Survey Results are Flat