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Register for the VIP Experience at IFT16
Would you like the VIP treatment at IFT16?  Take advantage of the VIP Experience program to enjoy exclusive work areas with complimentary Wi-Fi, mobile charging areas, reserved seating, and early access to the expo floor. Space is limited to 150 people. Click here for more information.

Learn More at IFT Short Courses
IFT short courses provide you with two days of practical, in-depth knowledge in food science and technology topics. Coming to Chicago, IL: Effective Environmental Monitoring and Aseptic Techniques, May 17 – 18. Also, check out all 11 IFT16 Pre-event short courses, including Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist and Preventive Controls for Human Food. Courses are expected to fill up quickly. Visit for details and a complete listing of short courses.

Become a Certified Food Scientist (CFS)
Give your career a key ingredient for success! The CFS designation recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of global food professionals. For employers, the certification provides a universal way to identify, cultivate, and retain top talent.  Commit now to taking the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) exam in the next testing window. Several resources, including the online prep course, are available to help you study and prepare for the exam with confidence. Visit for details.

Focus Areas & Core Sciences
Product Development
Food Health & Nutrition
Food Processing
Food Safety
Professional Development
Public Policy
Food Chemistry
Food Engineering
Food Microbiology
Sensory Science