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About SHIFT20

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

A unique approach. A new technology. A small insight. A big shift.

The competitive landscape is changing. New forces and factors influence our work every day. New challenges present new opportunities and with those opportunities we are challenged to adapt, adopt, and progress.

SHIFT20 Virtual Event and Expo—see food innovation with a whole new lens. Join us. Register today!
to receive access over 800 recorded sessions and research presentations, 280 solution provider showcases, and thousands of science of food professionals inspiring the future of food and food innovation.


SHIFT20 Sneak Peek

SHIFT20 offers rich content, research, product solutions, thought leadership, and engaging networking opportunities via a robust website experience. Once logged in, you’re able to take advantage of an extensive and highly engaging virtual experience. And the best part, you are able to access to all this content through July 1, 2021. An incredible value!

View SHIFT20 Virtual Event and Expo Video Tour   SHIFT20 Planner and Exhibition Showcase

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  • Virtual Expo and Solution Provider Showcase

    The virtual expo showcases nearly 300 leading ingredient and solution provider company’s from around the globe—and you can easily search and find them by name, category, keyword, or new product via the robust SHIFT20 Planner and Exhibitor Showcase website. Each exhibitor’s showcase landing page provides a plethora of helpful information about each company including products, whitepapers, videos, and more. In addition, registrants and guests alike can access/create an account in the SHIFT20 Planner and Exhibitor Showcase site to create a personalized schedule of favorited exhibitors, sessions, and events to take notes and access as needed through January 31, 2021.

    Planner and Exhibitor Showcase Site

  • Virtual Event: Featured Speakers, Panels and Fireside Chats

    As a SHIFT20 registrant you are able to access all of the featured speakers, panel discussions, and fireside chat sessions on-demand.

    Visit Featured Sessions to learn more about featured speakers, panelist, and special guests featured in the on-demand catalog.

  • On-Demand Scientific Sessions and Technical Research Presentations

    In addition to the scheduled featured speaker sessions, registrants also have access to over 100 on-demand scientific session presentations and over 700 on-demand technical research presentations. Find topics or speakers easily by using the robust sessions and presentations search offered through the SHIFT20 Planner and Exhibitor Showcase site. Here you can search by speaker name, topic, session type, featured channels, or keyword.

    Added bonus—registered attendees can login to the planner and favorite all of the sessions they want to view and access through July 1, 2021. That’s right, now you don’t need to miss out on any of the education or research presentations. It’s an extensive on-demand library of all the latest thought leadership, research, and insights shaping the future of food!

  • Eve Turow-Paul and Bob Jones - Real-time Product Development Hackathon

    Globally-recognized writer and thought-leader on youth culture and the food system, Eve Turow-Paul kicks off the product development hackathon with a presentation on Hacking Millennial and Gen Z Tastes. Following her presentation, Bob Jones, CEO of Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc., will lead an inspirational product development virtual hackathon.

    Visit the SHIFT20 Planner and Exhibitor Showcase to add this event to your personal schedule.

  • Robust Profile Directory

    Registered attendees and exhibitors are able to create a robust profile in the event platform. This profile has all the bells and whistles of LinkedIn PLUS more features!

    • Attending speakers and research presenters' content will be automatically integrated into their profile from their submitted registration information
    • Profiles also leverage the robust platform database to make suggestions for potential attendee and expert connections.
    • You can also search for contacts by business affiliation, company sector, IFT Division, tracks, and keywords
    • Follow, like and comment on the site and your profile will make additional content and contact suggestions!


Over 100 scientific and applied sessions, 600 research presentations and numerous provocative hot topics and IFTNEXT presentations. 
understand what’s next from the most diverse food industry solution providers from around the globe. 
Most importantly, IFT20 is where you can feed your passion for the science of food and food technology for four intensive days.
IFT20 is the place, the platform, and the event that helps the food industry imagine, learn, connect, and shift to what’s possible.