Pre-Meeting Short Courses
Pre-meeting Short Courses have a proven record of success. Over 400 professionals attended one of nine courses held June 20-21, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. 90% of attendees who took the post-course evaluation indicated they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall course quality; a 4% increase over 2013.
The 2015 Short Courses will be held July 10-11 at the Hilton Chicago. Those interested in submitting a new course proposal should submit the Preliminary Program Proposal Form. Preference will be given to:
- Those who submit forms by September 15
- Courses two days in length
- Courses that incorporate group activities and/or hands-on workshops
- Courses that require ten or fewer speakers and volunteers
Successful courses* likely returning for 2015 include:
- Certified Food Scientist Prep Course
- Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist
- Flavor Interactions in Foods
- Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.
Course registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon beverages, color training binder, and advance online viewing of speaker presentations so that attendees can arrive better-prepared.
Certified Food Scientists (CFS) can earn credits toward recertification by attending a Short Course.
|2014 Fees*||2-Day Course||1-Day Course )|
|Early Member by May 9|| $630||$400 |
|Early Non-Member by May 9||$795||$495|
|Early Student by May 9||$225||$105|
|Member after May 9||$680||$430|
|Non-Member after May 9||$845||$525|
|Student after May 9||$245||$130|
IFT also offers pre-meeting Short Course event sponsorship at three recognition levels. Opportunities to reach this specialized audience include pre- and post-course communications, promotional signage, complimentary registration, and more! For questions about our promotional opportunities, speak to your personal IFT Strategic Account Manager, or contact Darlene Hankes at +1.312.604.0269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back often for updated course titles, speaker bios and agendas, and continuing education credit eligibility, or contact email@example.com for more information.
*Courses and fees are subject to change without notice.