IFT Annual Event and Food Expo

Advance your career, your business, the profession, and the future of food all in four transformative days. Advanced registration begins March 1, 2020.

IFT’s Annual Event and Food Expo is one of the largest events of its kind bringing together science of food professionals from around the globe representing all segments of the food profession—research and design, ingredients, safety and quality, technology, equipment, processing, packaging, manufacturing, suppliers and buyers, policy makers, and academics—all converging with the intention to inspire and transform collective knowledge into innovative solutions to help advance our planet’s food safety, nutrition, and sustainability.

Whether your company is looking for new customers, new suppliers, or new ideas, IFT20 is an essential part of staying on top of what’s next in the science of food and the food industry, so you and your organization can stay ahead of the competition.


April 16 – June 5
June 6 – July 11

IFT Staff are currently working to transition the onsite program to a virtual experience. At this time, we are looking to launch the virtual event in mid-July. We thank you in advance for your patience as staff work to develop the new virtual experience. More details regarding the virtual format and programmatic approach will be shared in the coming weeks.

IFT20 Transitions to a Virtual Experience

After thoughtful consultation with leaders and partners within the food industry and academia, IFT’s Board of Directors made the decision to transition the onsite annual meeting and food expo into a virtual experience. This was felt to be the best and safest course of action after careful consideration of evolving COVID-19 pandemic developments.

We are excited about this new virtual direction as it provides our community 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, and inspire the future of food. Our staff is currently working through details to support this transition.

New Registration Options
Thank you for your patience as we work expeditiously to transition our programming to a virtual platform. Due to this transition, we are reviewing registration options and will be providing details soon. Please check back in mid-April for details regarding new registration options.

A Note to Current Registrants
Current registrants have been notified of this transition and details regarding their registration. We will continue to notify registrants as details regarding the virtual experience become solidified.

Should you decide you would like to refund your current registration, please contact our official registration provider, Experient.

Interested in Registering?
If you have not registered for IFT20 yet, be sure to subscribe to Attendee Updates to receive updates regarding the IFT20 virtual experience transition and how you will be able to participate from the comfort of your own home or office.


Questions Regarding Registration of Refunds
For questions regarding registration, please contact Experient. U.S. registrants call toll free at 800.462.9440 and international registrants please call +1.847.996.5848

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Jul 12 2020 - Jul 15 2020


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McCormick Place
Chicago, IL



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