Activities for Students

As future leaders of IFT and the food science and technology professions, the undergraduate and graduate students of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) are an active and important part of every Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

Don’t miss the numerous activities offered at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo by the IFT Student Association.

Student Lounge

This year at the Annual Meeting & Food Expo, students are encouraged to visit the student lounge (room 278 - 279) to meet fellow students, test fun experiments, attend events & sessions like the ones listed below.

Student Lounge Schedule of Events:
Saturday, June 21     
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.     First Timers Session for Students
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.     Chapter Leaders Workshop - Day 1

Sunday, June 22     
10:30 – 12:00 p.m.  Chapter Leaders Workshop - Day 2
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.     IFTSA Competitions Update & Q&A: Changes for 2014-2015

Monday, June 23     
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Family Feud Competition

Chapter Leaders Workshop

Are you an incoming chapter president for your food science club? Don’t forget to attend the 3 workshops taking place at the Annual Meeting where you’ll hear from IFT & IFTSA leaders and learn exciting new leadership techniques! Be sure to submit your information and RSVP to IFTSA by June 1 by clicking here.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, June 21     4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 22       10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Student Association Community

Are you an IFT Student member? Join the conversation online with fellow students today! 

Student Competitions/Events

IFT Student Association Competitions provide student members of IFT the unique opportunity to compete, individually or on teams. Most of the competition finals take place at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

Saturday, June 21
Description Start End Location
Division Poster Competitions 1:00 2:45 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
How to Make the Most of the Annual Meeting & Food Expo 3:00 4:00 p.m. Student Lounge, 278 – 279
Phi Tau Sigma & IFT Division Competition Awards Ceremony 3:00 4:30 p.m. Room 293 - 294
Chapter Leaders Workshop 4:00 5:30 p.m. Student Lounge, 278 – 279
Awards Celebration 5:30 6:45 p.m. New Orleans Theater
Welcome Reception 6:45 8:15 p.m. Mardi Gras World
Sunday, June 22
Description Start End Location
Sunrise Session 7:15 8:15 a.m. Various rooms
Opening General Session 8:30 10:15 a.m. New Orleans Theater
Chapter Leaders Workshop 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Student Lounge, Room 278-279
Scientific Sessions (PD Session: Professional Etiquette for Emerging Leaders) 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Room 386
IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition (Oral Competition) 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Room 276 - 277
Poster Sessions 12:00 2:00 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
Career Center Networking Events 12:00 5:00 p.m. La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
IFT Food Expo 12:00 5:00 p.m. Expo Floor
Scientific Sessions (PD Session: #isthisprofessional?) 1:30 3:00 p.m. Room 386
IFTSA Competitions Update & Q&A 2:00 3:00 p.m. Student Lounge, Room 278-279
Disney/IFTSA Product Development Competition Tasting Session (CLOSED) 2:00 5:30 p.m. Room 275
Poster Sessions (IFTSA & MARS PDC Poster Session) 3:00 5:00 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
Area Representatives Workshop 3:30 5:00 p.m. Room 262
Beacon Lecture 4:00 4:45 p.m. Room 293 - 294
IFTSA Networking Party – Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130) 8:00 10:00 p.m. Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas Street)
Monday, June 23
Description Start End Location
IFTSA & Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run & Walk 6:15 7:15 a.m. Audubon Park (6500 Magazine St)
Scientific Sessions 8:30 10:00 a.m. Various rooms
Career Center Formal Interviews 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
Undergraduate Research Competition Finals 9:00 10:15 a.m. Room 275
IFT Food Expo 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Expo Floor
Scientific Sessions (PD Session: Generations Working Together) 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Room 386
Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition 10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Food Expo Theater, Booth 1359
IFTSA Family Feud 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Student Lounge, Room 278-279
Poster Sessions 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
A Filmmaker's Perspective: FutureFood 2050 Panel Discussion 12:00 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Theater
College Bowl Preliminary Rounds (CLOSED) 12:00 2:00 p.m. Hilton Riverside: Grand Ballroom CD
IFTSA & MARS PDC Tasting Session (CLOSED) 12:30 2:30 p.m. Room 275
Scientific Sessions (PD Session: Networking) 1:30 3:00 p.m. Room 386
Poster Sessions 2:30 5:00 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
Disney - IFTSA Product Development Competition 3:00 5:00 p.m. Food Expo Forum, Booth 127
Beacon Lecture 4:00 4:45 p.m. Room 293 - 294
Division Networking Reception 4:45 6:15 p.m. Foyer Outside Room 293 - 294
IFTSA Mixer 5:30 7:00 p.m. Hilton Riverside: Grand Ballroom AB
Closing Ceremony & 29th Annual College Bowl Competition 7:00 11:30 p.m. Hilton Riverside: Grand Ballroom CD
Tuesday, June 24
Description Start End Location
Sunrise Sessions 7:15 8:15 a.m. Various rooms
Chapter Leaders Workshop 8:00 10:00 a.m. Hilton Riverside: Rosedown (3rd Level)
Competition Chair Training 8:30 10:00 a.m. Hilton Riverside: Jasperwood (3rd level)
Scientific Sessions (PD Session: Talking About Food) 8:30 10:00 a.m. Room 386
Poster Sessions 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
IFT Food Expo 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Expo Floor
Scientific Sessions (PD Session: Business Writing) 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Room 386
IFTSA Board Orientation 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Hilton Riverside: Magnolia (3rd Level)
Scientific Sessions 1:15 2:45 p.m. Various rooms
Poster Sessions 1:30 4:00 p.m. Expo Floor, Hall J
IFTSA Board Meeting 1:30 4:30 p.m. Hilton Riverside: Magnolia (3rd Level)

The IFTSA would like to acknowledge our 2014 sponsors:

Chicago section glanbia nestle

  
partners General millsCargill

dsm
Buhler