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Schedule at a Glance

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We are currently working on an exciting program line-up guaranteed to provide you the best annual event experience yet! Below is a high-level overview of programs, sessions and networking opportunities waiting for you at IFT19.

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, May 31

2:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Network (Separate registration required)

Saturday, June 1

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Short Courses*

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Emerging Leaders Network (Separate registration required)

Sunday, June 2

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open (attendee and exhibitor)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Short Courses*

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Emerging Leaders Network (Separate registration required)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Division Innovation Lab

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Section Leadership Forum*

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Division Poster and Oral Competitions

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. 

Phi Tau Sigma/Division Competition Awards Ceremony 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

IFTSA First Timers Session for Students

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 

Fellows Recognition Forum*

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Awards Celebration

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Welcome Reception

Monday, June 3

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Fun Run + Fitness

6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:45 – 8:45 a.m. 

Primer Sessions 

8:30 – 5:00 p.m. 

IFT Central Booth Open

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Featured Session

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Expo Open

10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m

Poster and ePoster Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific and Applied Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Marcel Loncin Lecture

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Council of Food Science Administrators Meeting

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

12:00 – 5:00 p.m

Career Center Live Networking Event

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Division Luncheons

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Featured Session

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Network and Graduation and Alumni Reception

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

New Professionals Mixer

Tuesday, June 4

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

Featured Session

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Career Center Live Scheduled Interviews

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Expo Open

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

2:00 – 3:40 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

4:45 – 6:15 p.m. 

Division Networking Reception 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

IFTSA & Feeding Tomorrow Student Celebration

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

IFTSA Closing Ceremony 

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Student Networking Party

Wednesday, June 5

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Career Center Live Scheduled Interviews 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

Scientific & Applied Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Expo Open

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions 

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions


* Separate registration fee or invitation required