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Registration is now open for IFT FIRST!

Be where professionals in the science of food community can discover the latest global trends, newest innovations, and cutting-edge solutions. After two years, IFT is excited to return to an in-person experience and we hope you can be there, but if you can’t join us live from Chicago this year, consider being a part of our virtual community. There is so much in store for both experiences, so don’t miss your opportunity to Connect, Learn and Innovate at IFT FIRST!

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Important Registration Information

  • There is a deeper discount when you attend IFT FIRST as a member. Consider signing up for membership when you register!
  • IFT will hold advanced in-person Event Check-in at McCormick Place, Level 1. All Registrants must pick up their own badge during the dates and times to be announced next month. In addition to badge pickup, individuals will also be able to complete event entry requirements for COVID (see health and safety for specific requirements) or handle any administrative issues related to attending IFT First.
  • There will be no onsite registrations for IFT First Annual Event and Expo. Attendees and Exhibitors must be registered prior to coming onsite for badge pickup at McCormick Place, Level 1.

Volunteer Information

  • Volunteering at IFT FIRST is a great way to network and learn more about the organization. Review the IFT FIRST 2022 Volunteer Opportunities for complete descriptions of each opportunity.
  • Complimentary or discounted registration rates based on number of hours volunteered.
  • To learn more, visit ift.org Volunteer Central. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 27, 2022.

In-Person Experiences & Rates

In-Person Registration

Total Access

Access to the Expo and all Science FIRST/Business FIRST sessions (in-person and virtual through December 31, 2022); option to purchase for ticketed events is included.

 

Student & Emeritus Members

Access to the Expo and all Science FIRST/Business FIRST sessions (in-person and virtual through December 31, 2022); option to purchase for ticketed events is included.

 

One Day 

Access to Expo and all Science FIRST/Business FIRST sessions on selected day only; option to purchase for ticketed events and virtual access are NOT included.

 

Expo Only 

Access to Expo floor only; option to purchase ticketed events is included; virtual access is NOT included

 

Exhibitors

Option to purchase tickets to social events and short courses is included; virtual access is NOT included.

 

Online Only Experiences & Rates

Online Only provides virtual access to all livestreamed events and platform content through December 31, 2022.

Virtual Only Registration

 

Note: IFT Student Members save even more when registering for IFT FIRST. Sign up for an IFT membership for deep discounts!

IFT FIRST Accommodations
Planning to join us in Chicago? Read this important information regarding flight and hotel accommodations plus review IFT’s stance regarding health and safety while attending IFT FIRST.

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.

Questions about registration?

Please contact our official registration and housing contractor, Maritz, at 219-354-6722 or by email at [email protected].

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