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Program Overview

Food innovation is evolving at a rapid pace, consumer perceptions are evolving, and the IFT community is leading the way. Accelerating the science of food and technology to sustainably feed and nourish the world’s population is the mission of IFT and nowhere is this more evident than when we come together to share, imagine, and collectively solve challenges impacting our global food supply.

But in order to do this, we need to approach innovation differently, we need to challenge the status quo, and we need to cross disciplines to gain new insights and shift our thinking to bring the world better food.

SHIFT20 is where it all begins.

Map Your Experience

Be sure to review the Program Overview (PDF) and SHIFT20 Planner and Exhibitor Showcase site to create your personalized schedule of favorited activities.

Program Overview (PDF)     Planner and Expo Showcase

Learn what the future holds from someone who spent her career there.
Learn about the future of food safety from someone who is building it now.
What will the future want to eat? Join Turow-Paul as she helps us hack millennial and Gen Z tastes to find out.
Explore and problem solve burning topics facing the future of our global food supply.
Hear the latest research informing food innovation and how it can be applied to meet your current challenges.
Experience food innovation through the products and services of global suppliers —a menagerie of the latest products and solutions from around the globe
Challenge your inner futurist and explore the forces at play impacting the future of our global food system and participate in discussions focusing on what we can do to solve them.
Professional Development On-Demand Sessions
From negotiating your salary to coming out on top during a company merger, experts share their experiences to give you practical tips to help you succeed in your career.
Complement your virtual event experience by taking a deeper dive into important topics with IFT short courses.

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IFT20 is the place, the platform, and the event that helps the food industry imagine, learn, connect, and shift to what’s possible.