IFT17 will take place June 25-28 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has announced its featured sessions for IFT17, which include the premiere of the “Food Evolution” film, “Processed Food: The Good, the Bad and the Science,” a panel moderated by Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel, and a presentation by Dr. Andrew Pelling.

This year’s theme, Go With Purpose, reflects the latest research, innovative solutions and groundbreaking thinking that will be shared at the event. To reflect this theme, IFT has expanded its program offerings to include a suite of programs called IFTNEXT. IFTNEXT includes short courses, debates, roundtables and critical panel discussions designed to challenge and engage attendees in conversation and activities that provoke a better understanding of how global, transdisciplinary collaboration can advance and instill innovative solutions to advance the science of the food. IFTNEXT highlights include:

  • Start Up Alley—Talk one-on-one with a leading group of entrepreneurs developing some of the most innovative products and solutions in food science
  • Critical Conversation Hot Topic Talks—powerful, interactive talks exploring topics in food science and its related fields
  • Debates and Roundtables—participate in thought-provoking debates and roundtable discussions tackling important and sometimes controversial topics.

In addition to featured sessions and IFTNEXT programming, there will be over 1,000 exhibiting companies, over 100 scientific sessions, product competitions and ePoster presentations at IFT17.

For complete details and to register, visit https://www.iftevent.org.