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Reservation Booking Opens March 1, 2024

IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo will return to McCormick Place in Chicago July 14-17, 2024. Registration for IFT FIRST opens on March 1, 2023. Please keep the following information in mind as you consider your hotel accommodations for the event.

  • All hotel reservations for IFT FIRST need to be made during the registration process.
  • IFT has secured hotel rooms specifically for event attendees. All hotels within IFT’s room block will be available for review by registrants.
  • A credit card will be required to hold your hotel room reservation.
  • Registrants will receive an email confirmation from IFT FIRST’s hotel vendor once your hotel reservations have been made.
  • If you would like to add or book a hotel room after you have registered for IFT FIRST, you will need to return and login to the IFT FIRST registration site.

Global Travelers

Will you be traveling internationally to IFT FIRST? Now is the time to start the visa application process. Check out this section exclusively for global travelers.


IFT FIRST is designed to connect science and business while providing a place to find solutions to specific issues and complex challenges within the global science of food community.