Register now for Las Vegas event
Registration is open for the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo®. Take this opportunity to join thousands of food science and technology professionals in Las Vegas, Nev., June 25–28, 2012, to stay on top of new food science innovations, applications, and trends.

The event provides attendees with opportunities to discover the latest science and its applications at the Scientific Program; to see, touch, taste, and experience the newest ingredients, products, and technologies at the IFT Food Expo; and to receive focused, practical education at the Pre-Annual Meeting Short Courses (June 23–25). The Annual Meeting & Food Expo is also an excellent networking opportunity; those who attend will have a chance to learn about new career opportunities or speak with new talent at the Career Center Live, to network with fellow professionals at the IFT Community Live: Division Connection, and to take part in festive events like the annual Networking Reception.

More information is available in the 2012 Advance Program and at www.ift.org/IFT12, or by calling IFT Central at 312-782-8424. The May 2012 issue of Food Technology will feature the annual preview of the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. It will include a comprehensive review of the exciting events and programs, information about the Scientific Program, and highlights of the products and services that will be showcased by ingredient, processing, packaging, and food safety suppliers.

Access salary survey report
This year, for the first time, IFT is offering supplemental information in the form of the 2011 Membership Employment & Salary Survey Report. This report examines the income of IFT members who represent all types of professionals employed in food science and technology, incorporating income factors such as gender, years of experience, highest educational degree earned, geographical region, and size and type of employer. It also provides a snapshot of employment benefits, job satisfaction, and stresses.

It is available free of charge to IFT members and is priced at $99 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ift.org/careercenter/salary-survey.aspx.

Gravani to chair IFIC Foundation
Robert Gravani was elected Chair of the International Food Information Council Foundation. A leading food safety expert, he is Past President of IFT (2010–2011) and a professor of food science and Director of National Agricultural Practices at Cornell University.

Section & Division meetings
Visit www.ift.org to view the Events Calendar, including listings for Section and Division meetings, and for information on how to list your event.