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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA
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IFT’s featured sessions are some the most highly attended sessions at IFT’s annual event. Each year IFT selects an exciting line-up of inspirational speakers to inspire new ideas, recharge your creativity, and reinvigorate your passion for the science of food. IFT19 will be no exception!

Featured sessions are currently being finalized. Please check back for the full line up later this year.

IFTNEXT Food Disruption ChallengeTM

Tuesday, June 4

Now in its second year, this exciting IFT competition will highlight and support the work of innovative, food-focused entrepreneurs. Designed as a fast-paced pitch event, the IFTNEXT Food Disruption ChallengeTM will feature a select group of food start-ups competing for a $25,000 cash prize. Audience members will also be able to cast their vote to award a $5,000 People’s Choice award. Finalists are chosen to share their innovations representing breakthrough solutions across food ingredient, packaging, agriculture, and processing applications.


Fuel your passion for the science of food through thought-provoking IFTNEXT presentations, panel discussions, exhibitions and Start-Up Alley entrepreneurs

IFT’s Career Center Live is where you can get noticed and network with some of the top companies in food science and technology from around the globe.

The edge you need to succeed. IFT Pre-event Short Courses provide in-depth, intensive learning opportunities packed with valuable information to help you advance your knowledge and your career.

IFTNEXT sessions are about challenging, re-examining and inspiring original thought. They’re about engaging passionate, creative, forward thinking individuals like yourself in exciting conversations and activities to advance the science of the food.