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 focus on current topics and are taught by experts in their respective fields.

IFT’s Short Courses deliver! More than 400 professionals attended our Short Courses in 2014, and 90% indicated they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall course quality.

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.