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 Competitions/EventsIFT 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.
Check back for more details within the coming weeks.
2013 Video CompetitionMove over MTV Movie Awards – The Poppys are back! Get your director chair and video cameras ready to create a short video on “A Day In the Life of a Food Science Student." Learn more.
Chapter Leaders WorkshopAre you an incoming chapter president for your food science club? Don’t forget to attend the 3 workshops taking place at the Annual Meeting & Food Expo where you’ll hear from IFT & IFTSA leaders and learn exciting new leadership techniques! Be sure to submit your information to IFTSA by May 1 by clicking here.
Student Monitor ProgramMembers of the IFT Student Association who will be attending the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo may apply to serve as Session Monitors.
Members of the IFT Student Association who will be attending the meeting may apply to serve as Session Monitors. As a session monitor, you are an important member of our staff and act as a representative of our organization. If chosen, students will receive complimentary registration to the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo and complimentary lodging in a quad-occupancy shared room during the meeting.
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|Saturday, July 13|
|Division Poster Competitions||1:00PM||2:45PM|
|Phi Tau Sigma & IFT Division Competition Awards Ceremony||3:00PM||4:30PM|
|Chapter Leaders Workshop||4:00PM||5:30PM|
|Sunday, July 14|
|PDC Team Meeting (CLOSED)||7:30AM||8:30AM|
|Opening General Session||8:45AM||10:15AM|
|Chapter Leaders Workshop||10:30AM||12:00PM|
|IFTSA & Mars PDC Oral Competition||11:30AM||2:30PM|
|Career Center Live Career Fair Networking Events||12:00PM||5:00PM|
|IFT Food Expo||12:00PM||5:00PM|
|Disney - Product Development Competition Tasting Session (CLOSED)||2:00PM||5:30PM|
|Undergraduate Research Competition||3:00PM||4:30PM|
|Poster Sessions (IFTSA & Mars PDC Poster Session)||3:00PM||5:00PM|
|Incoming Area Representatives Workshop||3:30PM||5:00PM|
|Disney - Product Development Competition Reception (Invite Only)||5:30PM||7:00PM|
|IFTSA Party – Landshark Beer Garden (Navy Pier at 600 East Grand Avenue)||8:30PM ||10:30PM|
|Monday, July 15|
|IFTSA & Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run||6:15AM||7:15AM|
|Career Center Live Formal Interviews||8:30AM||5:30PM|
|Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition||9:30AM||1:00PM|
|College Bowl Judges and Moderator Meeting (CLOSED)||10:30AM||12:00PM|
|IFT Food Expo||10:00AM||5:00PM|
|College Bowl Preliminary Rounds (CLOSED)||12:00PM||2:00PM|
|IFTSA & Mars PDC Tasting Session (CLOSED)||12:30PM||2:30PM|
|Disney - IFTSA Product Development Competition||2:00PM||5:00PM|
|Closing Ceremony & 28th Annual College Bowl Competition||7:00PM||11:30PM|
|Tuesday, July 16|
|Sunrise Sessions||7:15 AM||8:15 AM|
|Scientific Sessions||8:30 AM||10:00 AM|
|Competition Chair Training||8:30 AM||10:00 AM|
|Chapter Leaders Workshop||8:30 AM||10:00 AM|
|IFT Food Expo||10:00AM||4:00PM|
|Scientific Sessions||10:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|Scientific Sessions||1:15 PM||2:45 PM|
|IFTSA Board Meeting||1:30PM||4:30PM|
|IFTSA Competition Winner Video Showcase||TBD|
|Wednesday, July 17|
|IFT Cares! Philanthropic Activity (TENTATIVE)||7:30AM||12:00PM|