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Connecting IFT Members to their most valuable resource—each other.

No matter where you are in the world or what challenges you face, your IFT member community is here on IFT Member Connect. 

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Exclusively for IFT members, IFT Member Connect is a convenient, secure platform to participate in meaningful conversations, ask or answer questions, gain feedback, and establish connections with other members to propel your work and your career forward. 

Why IFT Member Connect? 

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of places online to browse discussions, ask questions, and seek advice. But when you put yourself out there, do you really know who’s responding? As a benefit of membership, IFT Member Connect is only open to IFT members. That means when you engage in conversations or receive recommendations in IFT Member Connect, you can trust that you are communicating with science of food professionals and students who are committed to bettering themselves and advancing the global food system.

What can you expect from IFT Member Connect? 

  • Reliable peer answers to your questions and work-related challenges 
  • Intriguing dialogue on topics that matter most 
  • Find members to broaden your network  
  • Opportunities to contribute your knowledge and expertise
  • Topic based groups that inspire your work 
  • Inclusive spaces where your input is welcome and appreciated 
  • Control over your communication preferences 
  • Access to resource libraries not found on 
  • Ability to participate via the IFT Member Connect mobile app 

Find a Member 

The ability to connect with other IFT members is one of the most powerful aspects of your IFT membership. Whether you’re interested in finding other members based on expertise, interest, location, business affiliation, or know someone’s name but don’t have contact info, the “Find a Member” (member login required) feature on IFT Member Connect is the key.  

It’s the only way to find verified information and initiate conversations with all active IFT members. Use this membership directory to search for experts, members in your area, or even your next research collaborator.