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INTERNATIONAL JOINT MEMBERSHIP

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The food supply chain is becoming increasingly diverse, complex, and global. With our planet’s population estimated to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, the world faces many pressing food demands, and food scientists and technologists will provide the innovations required to address this challenge.

Members around the globe take advantage of IFT’s rich resources and thriving community. To help meet the needs of professionals working in today’s global food sector, IFT has partnered with a select group of international professional associations to offer joint international membership options. These options provides similar benefits to the networking and engagement membership option. Cost varies per partner organization.

International Joint Membership is right for you if you are looking for:

  • Global access to a network of like-mined professionals
  • The latest research and innovations
  • Analysis of trends and what’s next
  • Trusted info 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 what companies are hiring

Current global partners include:

Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Joint Membership

IFST Joint Membership Program Open to food sector professionals based in the United Kingdom, individuals who participate in this program will be full members of IFST and have access to all IFST member benefits

Open to food sector professionals based in the United Kingdom, individuals who participate in this program will be full members of IFST and have access to all IFST member benefits, including:

  • IFST’s Food Science & Technology (FS&T) magazine sent to you quarterly and available online
  • IFST’s monthly email newsletter, along with e-alerts highlighting upcoming events, offers, etc.
  • Connect with other IFST’s members through its range of subject interest areas, regions (including British Section IFT), online discussions, LinkedIn groups, and our online member finder
  • Discounted access to conferences and events, such as IFST’s Spring Conference
  • Free online access to the International Journal of Food Science & Technology (IJFST)
  • Professional recognition through a range of specialist professional registers

IFT and IFST members based in the U.K. can become members of both organizations for only £76, in addition to the IFST subscription rate. To learn more about the IFT/IFST Joint Membership Program, please contact Erin Taylor at e.taylor@ifst.org or call +44 (0) 20 7603 6316.

Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Joint Membership

CIFST ICSTA Open to food sector professionals based in Canada, individuals who participate in this program will be full members of CIFST and have access to all CIFST member benefits including:

  • A digital subscription to CIFST’s Canadian Food Insights magazine and DIRECTIONS email news brief
  • Networking opportunities through national, international, and regional events, as well as access to the CIFST online membership directory
  • Opportunities to participate in volunteer leadership roles and scientific expert panels
  • Access to CIFST's member-only job board and free posting of curriculum vitae
  • Eligibility for CIFST Institute Awards and student scholarships
  • Member discounts on event registration fees, journal subscriptions, home and auto insurance, and job board employment postings
  • IFT and CIFST members based in Canada can become members of both organizations for only $100 (CAD), plus CIFST membership dues. 

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, including if you are a current IFT member who would like to link your IFT and CIFST renewal dates, please contact CIFST at cifst@cifst.ca or call +1.905.271.8338 to learn more.

IFT International Joint Membership provides members an expanded level of IFT benefits that they can use to inform their work in the science of food. These include:

  • Access to the digital version of Food Technology magazine
  • Complimentary access to valuable professional and career resources developed by IFT, including member-only content and tools on ift.org, all live and on-demand webcasts, IFT Connect (IFT’s online networking and discussion community), topic-based special interest groups, and the online membership directory
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities with an international community of food professionals
  • Exclusive member discounts on IFT annual event registration,
  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application fees and recertification, online courses, short courses, the Journal of Food Science, IFT Press books, and more!

And this is just a sample of what you’ll receive as an IFT International Joint member!

View membership benefits by membership category matrix. (PDF)

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

Hongda Chen
Questions?

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