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Pre-Event Short Courses

IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts a variety of in-person short courses as part of our mission to provide the food science community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas. These courses are team-taught by leaders and experts in the field of food science, technology, and related disciplines.

Twelve Pre-IFT short courses will be held Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel on 720 South Michigan Ave, unless otherwise noted.

Click on the links below to be directed to course descriptions. Register now.

½-Day Course (July 15, 2018) at The Hatchery.


1-Day Course

  • Harnessing The Power of Collaboration (with Second City Works) July 14, 2018

    Premier Member and New Professional Members: $526.00
    Networking and Engagement Members: $575.00
    Non-Members: $655.00
    IFT Student Member: $300.00


2-Day Courses, July 14-15, 2018


All 1 and 2-day short course fees will increase $100 after June 1. Secure your short course registration today.

Short course registration includes course materials, lunches, refreshment breaks, and a certificate of attendance. For some courses, presentation materials are distributed electronically – bringing your laptop or tablet is recommended. Click on course description for more details.

Did you know IFT offers short courses year-round?  Check out upcoming courses at ift.org/shortcourse

For more information contact is shortcourses@ift.org.

Continuing Education Credit

IFT’s food science-related short courses qualify for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) renewal contact hours (CH). Exact hours per course vary. More information will be provided at time of registration. For more information on CFS renewal requirements, visit http://www.ift.org/certification/maintain-your-cfs.aspx

IFT is a continuing professional education provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' (AND) Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians may claim 1 CPE per hour of learning for qualifying courses. Each short course registrant will be provided with a certificate of completion at the end of the course with full continuing education credit information included.

Sponsorships Available

IFT offers pre-event short course sponsorship at multiple recognition levels. These sponsorships are a great way to give your brand exclusive exposure to targeted audiences. Sponsorship opportunities include pre- and post-course communications, promotional signage, complimentary registration, and more!

For questions about our promotional opportunities, please speak to your personal IFT Strategic Account Manager, or contact Darlene Hankes at 1.312.604.0269 or dhankes@ift.org.

IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts short courses in its effort to provide the food community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas.