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Positioning You for Success

Your Best Membership Value! $209 annually*

The Premier membership provides optimal access and the deepest discounts to all of IFT’s invaluable resources, services, programs, and events. Members in the Premier category are the only members eligible for free publishing and all leadership and recognition opportunities.

The Premier Membership is right for you if you’re looking for:
  • Opportunities to be recognized for professional contributions
  • Opportunities to play a key leadership role in the IFT community and greater science of food profession
  • Opportunities to network with the best and most accomplished in the science of food locally, nationally, and globally
  • Access to a network of experts who have the information you need to help you solve problems at your job
  • Access to the latest research and innovations in the science of food
  • Insightful analysis of trends and what’s coming next
  • Trusted information in concise, bite-sized pieces
  • Learning opportunities to help you stay on top of your technical and business skills so you can advance your career
  • Connections for new job opportunities and access to which companies are hiring
  • Opportunities to give back through meaningful volunteer and mentoring activities

With your Premier membership, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to connect with IFT’s talented and passionate community of food science and food technology professionals at the regional, national, and global levels through IFT’s Sections and online topic-based, Division communities
  • Opportunities to participate in IFT's Emerging Leadership Network program
  • Highest discount on the IFT annual event registration
  • The print and digital versions of IFT’s monthly Food Technology magazine
  • Free access to all on-demand webcasts, virtual events, and podcasts
  • Highest discounts on IFT short courses
  • Highest discount on The Journal of Food Science
  • The highest discounts on IFT events and publications
  • A 35% discount on scientific books
  • No page charges when publishing in the Journal of Food Science or Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
  • Plus, access to all of IFT’s online resources like the Career Center, CFS certification, IFT Connect online member community, member directory, and more!

You’ll also be kept up to date on the latest industry news via our newsletters, reports, webcasts, virtual events, and IFTNEXT programs—all included in your Premier membership.

In addition, as a Premier IFT member, you will have exclusive access to leadership opportunities, such as serving on the IFT Board of Directors. And this is just a sample of what you’ll receive as an IFT Premier member!

View membership benefits by membership category matrix. (PDF)

Save Big When You Choose the Premier Membership Option!

Premier membership affords you optimal access and discounts to all that IFT has to offer. For examples, a Premier member attending the Annual Event, reading the print edition of Food Technology magazine and viewing 5 IFT webcasts during the year would save $345 over a Networking & Engagement member.

*Note: Section dues are additional and vary by section where applicable.

Contact IFT Central at
memberinfo@ift.org or
by phone at  +1.312.782.8424