Pre-Meeting Short Courses

If you're already registered for a short course, check out the registration hours and course locations map. Approximately one week prior to your course, expect an email with final details.    

Pre-meeting Short Courses have a proven record of success. Over 600 professionals attended in 2013 rating those courses 4.36 out of a possible 5.00; the highest attendance and satisfaction rating in 12 years! Short Courses offer in-depth, practical education with only a modest investment of time. Nine courses*, one- to two-days in length will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, June 20-21, 2014.


New offerings include:

Successful courses returning for 2014 include:

Course registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon beverages, color training binder, and advance online viewing of speaker presentations so that you can arrive better-prepared. 

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

 2-Day Course (June 20-21, 2014) 1-Day Course (June 21, 2014)
Early Member by May 9
Early Non-Member by May 9$795
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

Check back often for updated course titles, speaker bios and agendas, and continuing education credit eligibility, or contact for more information.

*Courses are subject to change without notice.