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Accessing and sharing information about IFT15 has never been easier and more convenient. In fact, there’s an app for that!

Taste The Expo

From Chai Cardamom to Funnel Cakes

For many attendees, the opportunity to sample innovative and delicious product prototypes is a favorite food expo experience.

Innova's Taste The Trend

Highlights on the Expo Floor

IFT’s special interest pavilions on the expo floor showcase important and emerging industry trends, delivering convenient one-stop shopping for solutions.

IFT’s Booth Features Resources, VIP Guests

This centrally located booth will be staffed by IFT team members and will showcase a variety of IFT resources and much more, including many VIP guests.

IFT's Transformation Lab

IFT’s Transformation Lab: Protein and the Body

New this year, the Transformation Lab is the first IFT expo floor journey that showcases the impact of food in the body, from mastication to digestion and absorption.

CEO Panelists

Is Big Food, Bad Food?

Join CEOs David Cotton of Flying Food Group and James C. Borel of DuPont Pioneer to discuss and debate major questions impacting the global food system.

Women in Food Science Panelists

Women in Food Science

Explore the changing roles of women in the food industry while celebrating the accomplishments of women in food science.

Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Producing ‘Food Evolution': A Science-Based Documentary

Learn about the making of IFT’s new documentary film, “Food Evolution” and get an insider’s preview of the film prior to its release. Oscar nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy will present “FutureFood 2050: The Art of Producing a Science-Based Documentary” on Tuesday morning.


The Future of Lab-Grown Meat

Mark Post, MD, PhD, chair of Physiology and vice dean of Biomedical Technology at Maastricht University, will present “Advancing Food Technology: Culturing Meat Outside of the Animal” on Sunday afternoon.

Mark L. Heiman

Dietary Diversity and Gut Health

Mark Heiman, PhD, vice president and chief science officer for MicroBiome Therapeutics, will present “Therapy for Gastrointestinal Microbiome-Associated Diseases Requires Dietary Diversity” on Monday afternoon.

Mike Walsh

How Disruptive Changes Will Impact the Food Industry

Futurist and renowned author Mike Walsh will share emerging trends and technologies, as well as shifts in consumer behavior, and how these disruptive changes are likely to impact the food industry.

IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation

Registration is Open for IFT15 in Chicago

From IFT14

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Wrap Up: 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

Food professionals from all over the globe gathered in New Orleans for the IFT 2014 Annual Meeting & Food Expo® June 21–24, 2014, to make this year’s event a huge success. Attracting more than 16,400 registrants, this year’s event featured 1,120 exhibitors. More than 100 educational sessions and 1,000+ poster sessions provided information on the latest developments and trends in food science.

IFT Cares: Back to Its Roots in the Big Easy

Chromeless Video Player branded for IFT IFT Cares returned to its origins on Wednesday morning, June 25, the day after the Annual Meeting & Food Expo had drawn to a close, as a group of volunteers traveled to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to sort and pack products for […]


See You in Chicago for IFT15

If you thought that this year’s Annual Meeting & Food Expo was exciting, then be sure to join us next year, July 11–14, when we return to Chicago, Ill., for our 75th conference. And if you saw the signs in the convention center, you will have noticed that we have renamed the show for next […]

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