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Why Choose SHIFT20?
You’ve determined the right profession for you. The science of food is an exciting and ever-changing field, and now you want to explore all it has to offer. There is no better way to do this than to experience IFT’s virtual event experience where you will be able to network, share, and learn with a focused sense of purpose.

Immerse yourself
We are excited about the virtual program as it provides an even more inclusive opportunity to support IFT’s overarching purpose of gathering the global science of food and food innovation community together to share, learn, connect, collaborate, and inspire the future of food – not just for the three days of the formal event but for the next year!

Networking that can’t be matched.
This isn’t just rubbing elbows. The IFT20 virtual platform includes direct contact to the most forefront names in the industry. You can contact industry experts by following them, sending a DM, or even commenting on their content. The IFT20 networking and social events are also a can’t miss for meeting other students, presenters or even your future boss! You can find all of the social events by navigating to Social Events in the main menu within the event site! 

IFTSA Trivia Night – sponsored by Nestle Purina
Don’t let all of your College Bowl Trivia knowledge go to waste. IFTSA will host a special SHIFT20 Trivia Night on Tuesday, July 14 @ 8:15 p.m. (CT). IFTSA Trivia Night is a virtual food-themed trivia competition You can sign up with team or on your own, and it’s free and open to all attendees! Mark your calendars now and get ready to show off your OFG knowledge!

Visit the IFTSA Student Lounge
We have created the Student Lounge virtually! Stop by to learn more about IFTSA programs, meet other students, discuss what is happening in a live discussion board, and get some tips for a great SHIFT20 experience. 

Chapter Leaders Workshop
Looking for Chapter Leaders Workshop? This year the event will be held virtually and separate from SHIFT20. Look for more information in your inbox soon. 

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