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. On site registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, until courses reach capacity.

If you're already pre-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. If you have pre-registered, but haven't received this email, contact Casey Whitaker at

Eleven courses*, 1 to 2.5 days in length, will be held at the Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue), July 9-11, 2015.

Short Courses include:

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.

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

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

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

*Courses and fees are subject to change without notice.