Upcoming Events

Below is the list of events for the current Maryland IFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.


What is the value of an IFT membership?

As a member of IFT you will be a part of a community of scientific scholars, innovators, visionaries, and achievers all passionately dedicated to the advancement of the science of food and food technology.

IFT membership is critical to ensuring that the science of food profession is strong, relevant, and influential. By joining IFT you’re making a difference in your community and making a personal investment to the future of food science and technology regionally, nationally, and globally. As an IFT member, you have access to a breadth of programs, events, resources, networking opportunities, and services all created with the goal of helping you to become a stronger science of food professional and better positioned to become a vital contributor to the future of food.

Learn about all the benefits and value of membership including Food Technology magazine, webcasts, salary survey, workshops, course discounts, and more!

What is the value of a Maryland Section IFT membership?

Beyond what IFT can provide, as a member of the Maryland Section IFT, you will have the opportunity to attend educational and networking events, meet colleagues in the local area, expand your professional network, gain exposure to new techniques and trends in the food industry, and enhance your leadership skills. You will also have access to our newsletter filled with interesting facts about the global and local food industry, member profiles and more!

Join IFT today to get all the benefits of a national and local organization! Actively participate in IFT’s vision of a world where science and innovation are universally accepted as essential to a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone.

Learn more about available membership types and benefits.

  • Premier Membership – Best value! $209 per year (plus section dues)
    Provides the highest level of access and deepest discounts to all of IFT’s invaluable resources, services, programs, and events. Members in the Premier category are the only member category eligible for free publishing, free webcasts, and IFT Board leadership opportunities.
  • Networking & Engagement Membership – $99 per year (plus section dues)
    A great introduction to many of the exceptional benefits of IFT, including opportunities to get involved, meet professional peers, and stay in the know to help advance your career.
  • Student Membership
  • Emeritus Status