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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

Professional Development

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The Achievement Awards recognize IFT members (teams or individuals) for remarkable contributions in research, applications, and service in the food science and technology industry.
Are you looking to begin your career in the science of food? Or, perhaps you want to explore new opportunities to grow your career? Make sure to attend Monday afternoon’s Career Center Live event from 12 to 5 p.m. in Hall C of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
First given in 1970, the IFT Fellow designation recognizes exemplary contributions to the field of food science and technology.
Students and recruiters mixed and mingled at open networking event.

IFT President Cindy Stewart kicked off IFT18 on Sunday, July 15, with a ceremony celebrating leaders and innovators who are promoting progress in the science of food. 

First given in 1970, the IFT Fellow designation recognizes exemplary contributions to the field of food science and technology. Whether working in industry, academia, or the regulatory area, IFT Fellows have shaped the science of food in immeasurably valuable ways.

First given in 1970, the IFT Fellow designation recognizes exemplary contributions to the field of food science and technology. Nominees must have been members of IFT for at least 15 years. Congratulations to the 2017 IFT Fellows.
Jozef Kokini is currently the Scholle Endowed Chair in Food Processing in the Dept. of Food Science at Purdue University. Kokini was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Nicolas Appert Award on Sunday, June 25, at the Awards Celebration.
The Art of Science Translation Competition

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 10:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Where: IFT Central Booth

Translating science is critical to the success of any scientist. This means effectively communicating why you’re focusing on that specific work, how you gathered the information, and what it means for the larger science community. Come watch finalists compete in translating their science to the broader scientific community! A visual notetaker will be capturing their presentations, making a physical translation of their science.
Upcycled Ingredients: A Way to Reduce the Impact on the Planet, Fight Feed Insecurity, and Make Our Bodies Healthier

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Where: IFT Central Booth

The multi-year journey that the team at Planetarians has taken up to this point has taken many twists and turns. What started as a nutritional beverage became a popular snack chip before finally landing at the upcycled ingredient model. Along the way, the founder never took his eyes off his goal of improving the global food supply chain through his company. In this discussion, Aleh will take the audience through challenges and benefits of upcycling solid food waste into nutritions ingredients. Showcase current applications (like a black protein pasta and complete set of 2000 cal under $1) and invite everyone to take it further offering free samples.