Education Overview

Are you interested in the most current thinking on critical food science applications? Insights into the latest global or regional trends?

Discover new ideas and innovations that will help you…and your organization…be even more successful in the coming year. Learn how leading companies are using the latest science to develop new products to meet evolving consumer needs. IFT16 offers virtually unlimited opportunities for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge base, enhance your skills, and extend your expertise.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

IFT's most comprehensive education program attracts food professionals for three intensive days of knowledge sharing. Take advantage of more than 100 sessions and 700 poster presentations, divided into major areas of focus and developed by food professionals on the vanguard of food science and technology. You'll gain an understanding of the current state of the science and how it's being successfully applied in the real world.

New! - IFT16 Genomics Day

How much do you know you about genomics? Are you interested in its research and or application in food science? Then the IFT16 Genomics Day is for you! Join us on Monday, July 18th for sessions focused on the correlation between genomics and food science topics including spoilage, food safety, and specific product applications. Connect directly with experts and fellow attendees in an intimate setting while exploring practical examples.

New! - Plan Your IFT16 Itinerary

Start mapping out what short courses, sessions and presentations you'd like to see at IFT16. We’ve made it easy for you to plan your schedule by using our IFT16 online session planner.

What's New?
  • The ePosters area, where in only 10 minutes you can get a detailed download on technical research that’s focused on today’s hottest topic areas
  • Pop-up sessions, which take place after several of IFT's most popular education sessions, which give you the opportunity to sit down and continue the conversation with your peers 

Pre-event Short Courses

Get in-depth, practical education at a pre-event Short Course. Short Courses focus on current topics and are taught by experts in their respective areas.

Technical Field Trips

Technical Field Trips give you the opportunity to visit local businesses and gain an insider's view of the unique ways food science is currently being applied.

Are You a CFS?

CFS credential holders can earn up to 24 credits toward recertification by attending the scientific and applied sessions, pre-event Short Courses, and more. It's a convenient and efficient way to work towards recertification.