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Why Join?

As a member of IFT, you’re a key part of our vibrant community that is shaping the future of the food science and technology profession. Access resources to expand your knowledge and fuel your career. Capitalize on opportunities to connect with peers, explore leading-edge thinking and research, and participate in special events and seminars that will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. As a part of the IFT community of food professionals, you can:

Connect with the people you want to know

•Shareexpertiseandinsights,onlineandinperson

•Identifynewopportunitiesforyourorganization

•ExtendyourlocalprofessionalnetworkthroughIFTsections

•Expandandenhanceyourbusiness

•Formrelationshipswithcolleaguesfromaroundtheworld

Access the information you need now

•Appliedscientificandtechnicalresearch

•Newproductandtechnologydevelopments

•Breakingindustrynews

•Consumertrends

•Regulatoryandpublicpolicychanges

Build the food industry career of your dreams

•Continuingeducationprograms

•IFTCareerCenter

•Volunteerleadershipopportunitiesandpeerrecognition

•Specialprogramsforstudentsandnewprofessionals

The Value of Membership

Your IFT membership dues are a solid investment in your career, both now andinthefuture.WiththesubstantialsavingsandbenefitsIFTmembersreceive, it’s only a matter of time before you completely recoup your membership fee – member benefits are worth over $2,000 annually! It’s a small price to pay for such a large investment in your career.

Benefits

Value

15 on-demand webcasts

$375

AccesstotheIFTSalarySurvey

$99

8professionaldevelopmentwebcastsforNewProfessionals

$392

SubscriptiontoFood Technology magazine

$190

Wellness SM conference registration discount

$100 in savings

Food Policy Impact SM conference registration discount

$165 in savings

AnnualMeeting&FoodExpo ® registration discount Up to $220 in savings

DiscountsonShortCourses

Up to $270 in savings

Discounted subscription to the Journal of Food Science

Up to $713 in savings

Discounts on IFT online courses and webcasts

Up to $100 in savings

Access to our online eCareerMentor program

Exclusive to members

Resources&toolsdevelopedspecificallyforour

NewProfessionalmembers

Exclusive to members

Leadership opportunities

Exclusive to members

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships

Exclusive to student members

Total Value of Membership Benefits

Over $2,000

Membership Types

Member

Individuals who are active professionals within any aspect of the food science and technology profession are encouraged to join.

Member Dues: $190 annually

Professional Member

IFT Members who meet IFT’s education, training, and experience requirements may apply for Professional Membership.

Requirements:

•Abachelor’s,higherdegree,orequivalent,indisciplinesassociatedwithfood science and technology from a recognized teaching institution •Fiveyearsofprofessionalexperienceinfoodscienceandtechnology,forwhich

a master’s degree or equivalent may be presented in lieu of one (1) year’s

experience,oradoctoratedegreeinlieuofthree(3)years’experienceOR

any non-food science related bachelor’s or higher degree, or equivalent, from

a recognized teaching institution

•Tenyearsofdocumentedcontributionstotheprofessionand,ifapplicable,toIFT

Professional Member Dues: $190 annually

Student Member

Ifyou’restudyingfoodscienceorarelatedfield,

wewelcomeyoutoapplyforStudentMembership.

Requirements:

Requirements:

•Afull-timestudentpursuingadegree(associate’sorhigher)inthefieldoffood science and technology, or in one of the sciences or branches of engineering related to food science and technology •Applicationsmustbeendorsedbyafacultymember

Student Member Dues: $50 annually

Student Member Dues: $50 annually “IFT is a great networking resource for professionals in

“IFT is a great networking resource for professionals in the food science and technology industry. The IFT Membership Directory is invaluable for finding old contacts and making new ones. “

Tanya Ditschun, Senomyx, Inc.

The IFT Membership Directory is invaluable for finding old contacts and making new ones. “ Tanya

We’re Food Professionals Like You

Members come from many roles within the food profession, including:

•FoodScience •AcademicResearch&Teaching •Chemistry&Microbiology •Marketing&BrandManagement •Research&Development •TechnicalSales •RegulatoryAffairs •ExecutiveManagement •QualityControlorQualityAssurance

At IFT, we’ve found a “home” for all of the disciplines within the food industry.

“IFT is a good way to stay current in the industry and stay connected with
“IFT is a good way to stay current
in the industry and stay connected
with your peers. It is interesting
to see what theories are being
researched at the local meetings
and the IFT Annual Meeting & Food
Expo is very engaging.”
Christina Staunton, Nestle USA Inc.

About IFT

Envisionwhatthebestmindsfromindustry,academia,andgovernmentcan achieve when they work together – providing new solutions so that each and every person on the planet has access to safe, healthy, and abundant food.

Invaluable Benefits. Affordable Membership.

Get both when you join IFT.

ThisenergyembodiesthespiritofIFT,anonprofitscientificsocietyofover

17,000foodprofessionalsfrommorethan100countrieswholearn,share,

collaborate,andgrow,transformingscientificknowledgeandresearchinto innovative solutions throughout the global food system.

innovative solutions throughout the global food system. Founded in 1939, IFT exists to advance the science

Founded in 1939, IFT exists to advance the science of food. Our long-range vision is to ensure a safe and abundant food supply contributing to healthier peopleeverywhere.WehaveofficesinChicago,IL,andWashington,D.C. For additional information, please visit ift.org.

Why Wait?

Join online today at ift.org/membership or download a membership application and return it by mail to begin taking advantage of the benefitsofmembershipinIFT.

Questions?

CallusatIFTCentral:+1.312.782.8424or1.800.IFT.FOOD.

Join the premier education and advocacy organization for the food science and technology profession.

organization for the food science and technology profession. Institute of Food Technologists
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+1.312.782.8424 +1.312.782.8348Fax ift.org JOINUSON: Who Are Members of IFT? We’re a community of food science

Who Are Members of IFT?

We’re a community of food science and technology professionals from every

part of the world and every sector

whoarecommittedtoscientificadvancementandinnovationthroughoutthe global food system. As part of the community, we share and accelerate discoveries that lead to a nutritious and accessible global food supply.

industry, academia, and government

“If you want to have a career as a food professional in the food science
“If you want to have a career as
a food professional in the food
science and technology industry,
joining IFT is imperative.”
Stanley Hong, Schreiber Foods, Inc.