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IFT's annual event and Food Expo is an excellent way to be one of the first to see some of the latest advancements and innovations in the science of food. Leading researchers and industry representatives come to IFT’s annual event to share their discoveries and soon to be released products. Don’t miss this opportunity to make invaluable connections and get first-hand information about advancements, trends, and breaking insights shaping the future of food.

The IFT Media Relations team is excited to invite you to register for IFT20. Credentialed news media representatives and bloggers may register to attend online. See registration section below for details and access to the online registration site.

Contact Jennifer Garcia by phone at 312.604.0273 or by email at [email protected].


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  • Registration

    We hope you will join us at IFT20 in Chicago! Discover the latest innovations from over 1,000 exhibitors in the Food Expo, experience more than 100 scientific sessions, and connect with an anticipated 23,000 professionals from around the world working to advance the science of food.

    It is strongly recommended to register early to secure discounted hotel rates.

    IFT reserves the right to approve or deny media credential requests. Previous approval does not guarantee future approval. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. We cannot guarantee that onsite media credential requests will be approved, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We strongly recommend applying for your credential at least one week prior to the event.

    Please note, media must provide previous IFT annual event coverage to receive a press credential. If media are new to the event, they’re required to provide a letter of assignment from their editor. We do not consider social media or a compilation of photos, videos, or articles unrelated to IFT’s annual event as press coverage.

    Press Registration

  • Photography and Video Rules
    • Photographers and videographers must be on assignment and must have shoot schedule approved by IFT at least two weeks prior to the event. Filming requests made after this time frame may be denied.
    • Television crews, documentary film crews, video crews and photographers covering the meeting are required to check in immediately at the press room each day, and must be accompanied at all times by an IFT staff member when shooting inside the convention center or at one of off-site meeting locations.
    • As a courtesy to exhibitors, television and video crews, photographers, and radio reporters must obtain permission from IFT as well as the specific exhibitor before recording or filming. Release forms must also be provided.
    • Scientific sessions cannot be photographed, filmed or recorded.
IFT20 is the place, the platform, and the event that helps the food industry imagine, learn, connect, and shift to what’s possible.