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2024 Registration is closed

Save the date: July 13-16, 2025

Don’t miss your chance to join a multi-disciplinary community of researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators at IFT FIRST, where networking opportunities are endless, and collaborative partnerships thrive.

A big crowd of attendees walking into IFT FIRST at McCormick Place in Chicago

2024 Registration Rates

BEST VALUE! Scientific Sessions + Expo + Professional Networking Event Pass

Includes admission to the Monday Night Professional Networking Event as well as passes to all event days for the Food Expo and the entire Science FIRST program, including individual sessions, Scientific Panels, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like the Awards Celebration, IFT FIRST Innovation Lab, Business FIRST, Fireside Chats, Braindates, The Startup Pavilion and more.

Premier IFT Member
$1,095
   
   

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
$1,250
  

Non-IFT Member
$1,550
 
  

 

Scientific Sessions + Expo Pass

Includes admission for all event days to the Food Expo and the entire Science FIRST program, including individual sessions, Scientific Panels, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like the Awards Celebration, IFT FIRST Innovation Lab, Business FIRST, Fireside Chats, Braindates, The Startup Pavilion and more.

Premier IFT Member
$1,020
 
  

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
$1,175
  

Non-IFT Member
$1,465

   

Student IFT Member
$120
   
     

Emeritus IFT Member
$310
 
     

 

Single Day Only Pass

Includes admission to one day (July 15, 16, or 17) to the Food Expo and the entire Science FIRST program, including individual sessions, Scientific Panels, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like Business FIRST, Fireside Chats, Braindates, The Startup Pavilion and more.

Premier IFT Member
$515
 
  

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
$695
  

Non-IFT Member
$875

   

 

Expo Only Pass

Includes admission for all event days to only the Food Expo, which includes Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like Business FIRST. 

  • Sales and marketing professionals of non-exhibiting companies are only allowed to attend IFT FIRST by registering as a non-participating supplier. This registration type has limited access to the event and can only be used for a maximum of two years.   
  • To maintain the integrity of the show floor and support the paid exhibitors of IFT FIRST, sales and marketing individuals are prohibited from utilizing an exhibiting company’s customer invite pass at IFT FIRST. Exhibitor invitees are limited to those attendees who have buying influence and authority relevant to IFT FIRST. IFT reserves the right to determine the appropriate attendee type and level of buying authority. Individuals who do not meet qualifications for an exhibitor invitee will not be able to participate at that registration type. Other registration options for IFT FIRST can be found above.

Premier IFT Member
$620


    

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
$780
  

Non-IFT Member
$985

   

Non-Participating Supplier
$2,085
  

   

 

Questions about registration?

If you need registration assistance, please reach out to the customer service team:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Toll-Free: 1.877.305.5195
International: +1.980.819.4638

IFT FIRST Suitcasing Policy

No suitcasing for IFT FIRST registrationSuitcasing is an unethical business practice in which companies will gain access to an event by obtaining event credentials (attendee badge, expo-only badge, etc.) and then soliciting for business within the expo hall or other spaces used for the conference. Solicitation at IFT FIRST by any company that is not an official exhibitor of the event is strictly prohibited. Violators will be removed from the meeting. Policies are subject to change without notice.

IFT FIRST Programming

Do you want to know what to expect at this year’s event? Explore what is in the works and check back regularly for new program updates.

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