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You’ve come to IFT17 because you’re passionate about your work and have made a commitment to staying current with the latest research and insights in the field of food science and technology. You’ve come to the right place.

IFT Scientific Sessions

IFT’s educational sessions and poster presentations are developed by scientific experts for scientific experts. Each is reviewed and selected by experienced professionals with a deep expertise in each area, ensuring that your educational experience will be second to none.

In addition to high quality, our program also provides participants educational breadth and depth with more than 100 sessions and 700+ technical research presentations all divided into major areas of focus to make it easy for you to customize your ideal learning experience.

Our session tracks make it easy for you to identify relevant sessions of interest. Be sure to also check out our Session Planner (available online beginning in March 2017) to sort sessions by specific topic, such as emerging trends, new developments, and commodity areas, as well as experience level, and more.

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  • Session Tracks

    Topical tracks help make it easier for you to identify the sessions most relevant to your interests and professional focus.

    IFT17 Tracks include:

    • Food, Health & Nutrition
    • Food Chemistry
    • Food Engineering
    • Food Microbiology
    • Food Processing & Packaging
    • Food Safety & Defense
    • Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
    • Professional Development
    • Public Policy, Food Laws & Regulations
    • Sensory Science
    • Sustainability
    • Teaching & Learning
  • Scientific & Applied Sessions

    IFT17 Scientific & Applied SessionsIFT17's scientific and applied sessions—our most comprehensive education offering—attract food professionals for three intensive days of knowledge sharing. Engage with scientific experts from around the globe as they share their insights, experience, and ideas.

If you’re serious about advancing your career, business, research, or the science of food and technology, then you can’t afford to miss IFT17.