Pre-event Short Courses

Get in-depth, practical education with only a modest investment of your time by signing up for a pre-event Short Course. Short Courses require separate registration and fees. Pre-registration is recommended, however, a few extra copies of materials are printed for each course. Onsite registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, until courses reach capacity.

Short Courses will be held at the Palmer House (17 East Monroe Street). Course registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon beverages, color training binder, and advance online viewing of speaker presentations so that you can be better-prepared when you arrive.

Please watch for details regarding course titles, as well as speaker bios and agendas, and continuing education credit eligibility.

Continuing Education Credit

Certified Food Scientists (CFS) and Registered Dietitians (RD) can earn credits toward recertification by attending a Short Course.

Sponsorships Available

IFT offers pre-event Short Course sponsorship at multiple 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, please speak to your personal IFT Strategic Account Manager, or contact Darlene Hankes at +1.312.604.0269 or

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