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Choose the IFT Membership that’s right for you

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has six membership types to meet the needs of its diverse community. No matter where you are in your career, IFT has a membership type to support you. Explore the different options below to find the membership type that is right for you.

Group Membership
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The best of IFT for busy teams who need to innovate smarter and faster.
Premier Membership
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The most comprehensive access to IFT’s resources, community, and research for individuals.
Networking and Engagment
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A taste of IFT’s time-saving resources and dynamic community for individuals.
Student Membership
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Resources and opportunities to enhance on-campus experiences, make new connections, and prepare students for science of food careers.
Michele Perchonok
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Similar benefits to IFT’s Premier Membership for retirees.
International Membership
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The benefits of both the American Society of Nutrition and IFT at one low price.

IFT Membership Types Quick Comparison

  Individual  Individuals Teams 


On-Demand Concierge Services     X
Customized Lunch & Learns    
IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo Registration  Up to 20% Discount 30% Discount 30% Discount
Food Technology Magazine Subscription  Digital ONLY X
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety Online Access
Journal of Food Science Subscription Discounted  Discounted X
Technical and Educational Training $15  X X
Exclusive IFT Connect Online Community Access X X
Discipline-Specific Special Interest Groups  X X X
Regional Networking Groups and Events X X X
Identity-Based Member Resource Groups X X X
IFT Member Directory X X X
Proactive Advocacy on Science and
Nutrition-Related Issues 
 X X X

Ready to experience IFT for yourself? 

Become part of this vibrant community collectively working to enhance
and advance the application of food science and innovation in
the global food system.

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Ready to join but prefer paper? Download a PDF application.
Please fax completed PDF membership applications to +1.312.782.8348. We cannot accept applications submitted via email. Applications in PDF require the use of Adobe Reader.

Premier/Networking and Engagement Application (PDF)        Student Application (PDF)