Upcoming Events

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

  1. 45th Annual GLS IFT Suppliers Day 2023, Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek

    December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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 Great Lakes Section IFT membership?

The Great Lakes Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (GLS-IFT) offers members unique opportunities to be actively involved in the food technology community in the Midwest area of the United States. Members of the industry and academia interact and form connections in the network through the various activities organized. Members of the industry include companies such as the Kellogg Company, Dawn Food Products, Kalsec, Inc., Post Foods, Domino’s Pizza, and Meijer.

This section is also closely affiliated with the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of Michigan State University, East Lansing. Most students who are members of the section are also members of the MSU Food Science Club and participate in the activities organized by the Student Association of IFT. Through these affiliations, student members have the opportunity to participate in national competitions such as the IFT Product Development Competition, to meet members of the industry, to receive academic scholarships and to obtain travel funds to attend the IFT Annual Expo and other national conferences.

Learn more about available membership types and benefits.