The American Society of Bakers (ASB) is extending the submission deadline for papers for BakingTech 2015 to Thursday, May 15. Submissions are open to all individuals in the industry, regardless of membership status.

According to ASB, papers can focus on any subject, but those addressing the following topics have a greater likelihood of being accepted:

• Sustaining the future

• Employing the future

• Products of the future

• Manufacturing of the future

• Management of the future

Individuals whose papers are accepted for oral presentation—and who have not previously been a member of ASB—will receive a complimentary, one-year ASB membership and registration to BakingTech 2015. Visit to learn more or submit a proposal at

The ASB is also introducing a Product Development Competition, open to teams of students and individual professionals. The purpose is to facilitate the development of innovative bakery products for the wholesale manufacturing industry. Entries must consist of a proposal for a new bakery product and are due Nov. 1. Judges will evaluate the potential success of entries in today's market and the technical problem solving skills used in product development.

To get the complete rules, regulations and registration forms, visit