Celebrations & Receptions

IFT Awards Celebration

Saturday, June 21  |  5:30 p.m.

Join us at the IFT Awards Celebration to honor recipients of the prestigious IFT Achievement Awards and the newly elected IFT Fellows. This is your opportunity to congratulate your colleagues for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of food science and technology. The Welcome Reception will immediately follow.

Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 21  |  6:45 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying New Orleans-style cuisine and entertainmentat New Orleans' famous Mardi Gras World!

Diamonds & Donations: IFT 75th Anniversary Celebration 

Sunday, June 22 | 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
IFT 75th anniversaryJoin us to celebrate IFT’s anniversary in grand style at Generations Hall! Originally built in the early 1820s as a sugar refinery, Generations Hall combines a unique glimpse into a bygone era with a state-of-the-art sound system that will have you dancing the night away with friends, colleagues, and clients to the New Orleans based band, Brass-A-Holics. Shuttle bus service will be available.

Proceeds from this event support the programs of Feeding Tomorrow, which include student scholarships, the Summer Scholars program, the Food4Thought food science STEM initiative, and many others, all designed to encourage development of the next generation of food scientists who will help to feed our growing population. Tickets to the event are tax deductible. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate 75 years of food science!

You can purchase a ticket for the Diamonds & Donations Celebration by adding it to your existing registration (ticketed event B1/B2). Please note that as of June 16, student tickets are sold out, and regrettably no longer available. 

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