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Schedule at a Glance

We are currently working on an exciting IFT18 program line-up guaranteed to provide you the best annual event experience yet! Below is a high-level overview of what we have in store. Be sure to check back regularly as we will continue to update the Schedule at a Glance as we get closer to the event. 

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, July 14

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Short Courses*

Sunday, July 15

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Short Courses*

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Division Leadership Team Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Section Leadership Forum

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Division Poster and Oral Competitions

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. 

Phi Tau Sigma/Division Competition Awards Ceremony 

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 

Fellows Recognition Forum*

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Awards Celebration

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 16

6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. 

Primer Sessions 

8:30– 10:00 a.m. 

Scientific & Applied Sessions

8:30– 10:00 a.m. 

IFT Central Booth Open

8:30 – 10:10 a.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Featured Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific and Applied Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Marcel Loncin Lecture

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Council of Food Science Administrators Meeting

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Expo Open

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

12:00 – 5:00 p.m

Career Center Live Networking Event

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Division Luncheons

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Featured Session

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Featured Session

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Network and CFS Reception

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

New Professionals Mixer

Tuesday, July 17

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

Featured Session

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Career Center Live Scheduled Interviews

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Expo Open

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

2:00 – 3:40 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

4:45 – 6:15 p.m. 

Division Networking Reception 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

IFTSA Mixer

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

IFTSA Closing Ceremony 

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Student Networking Party

Wednesday, July 18

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open;

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Career Center Live Scheduled Interviews 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

Scientific & Applied Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Expo Open 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions


* Separate registration fee required

Plan Your Ultimate IFT18 Experience
Check back in April 2018, when the Online Planner will be available for you to search IFT18 programs and events by session, speaker, track, day, time, and so much more.