IFT Emeritus Membership

Emeritus Membership

Stay connected to your science of food community in retirement.

Your love of the science of food doesn’t retire when you do. Neither should your access to the latest research, innovation, and trends or your connection to the science of food community! With an IFT Emeritus membership, you’ll have all the benefits of an IFT Premier membership at a fraction of the price. 


$25/year. Section dues, where applicable, are additional and vary by Section.

Who Qualifies?

Emeritus membership is open to any current IFT member who has fully retired from their professional life in a remunerative capacity, including consulting services, and has been a member of IFT for at least 20 years.

Emeritus Membership Benefits

Emeritus members have all the same benefits as an IFT Premier member.

Transition to an Emeritus Membership Today

Members who may qualify for Emeritus status must send a request by email, mail, or fax to:

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 
Attn: Emeritus Membership
525 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000 
Chicago, IL 60607 USA 
Fax: +1.312.782.8348 
Email: [email protected]

Retired, But Don’t Yet Qualify for an Emeritus Membership?

Consider IFT’s Networking & Engagement Membership, which allows you to stay engaged with many of the benefits you currently enjoy, at a lower price point.

Have questions or need assistance? Contact us at [email protected] or by phone at +1.312.782.8424.