We are thrilled to announce that IFBC is coming back to Seattle in 2014!
Organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, IFBC was the first-ever conference for food bloggers, first held in May of 2009. The series focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. This event will feature high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference! Join us for our SIXTH annual conference in beautiful Seattle, Washington!
Dates: September 19 - 21, 2014
Location: The Westin Seattle
Registration Fee: $395 / $95
*The cost of registration for all participants is $395. However, for food bloggers with an active blog who agree to write at least three posts about the conference, the cost is only $95. You can choose to write about anything you want - the conference itself, the venue, the sponsors, or the food - and can do so before, during, or immediately after the conference. This is our way of supporting food bloggers as you attempt to make a living (or cut costs from) your food blogging.
Submitted by Sheri Wetherell on December 4, 2013
We're thrilled to announce two of our favorite authors as our keynote speakers for IFBC 2014! Two-time James Beard Award-winning authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg have written some of the world’s most influential books on food and wine – most notably THE FLAVOR BIBLE, which was named one of the 100 best cookbooks of the last 25 years by Cooking Light and one of the 10 best cookbooks in the world of the past century by Forbes. Cited as two of a dozen "international culinary luminaries" along with Patrick O'Connell, Alice Waters, and Nina and Tim Zagat (in Relais & Chateaux's L'Ame et L'Esprit magazine), Page and Dornenburg were featured on the cover of the 50th anniversary issue of Chef magazine and are the former weekly wine columnists for The Washington Post.
WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT was named the Georges Duboeuf “Wine Book of the Year” and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) “Cookbook of the Year,” and THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO WINE was both a Foodista and a Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner, as well as a finalist for both the IACP and James Beard book awards. Their cult classic CULINARY ARTISTRY has an avid following among leading chefs on virtually every continent and was named one of the 10 must-have cookbooks of the past 25 years by Toronto’s famed Cookbook Store. BECOMING A CHEF was praised by Julia Child, who said she kept a copy by her bed (it's now part of the Julia Child's Kitchen exhibit at The Smithsonian). In addition to being featured on “Today,” “Good Morning America,” and countless NPR programs, their books have been translated into multiple languages, and they have been featured speakers at gastronomy conferences around the globe.
Karen Page earned degrees from Northwestern and Harvard, and a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell in conjunction with the T. Colin Campbell Foundation as preparation for her forthcoming book THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE (Fall 2014). She was one of 100 distinguished alumnae named by Northwestern's President as a founding member of The Council of 100, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Citymeals-on-Wheels’ Power Lunch for Women, which gathers 300+ of New York City’s most influential women to raise more than $1 million annually to feed the homebound elderly. Andrew Dornenburg studied with the legendary Madeleine Kamman at the School for American Chefs, and earned a sommelier certificate from the Sommelier Society of America. He previously cooked professionally in top restaurants in New York and Boston, and has been featured in the book Golden Opportunity, on “Regis & Kelly,” and on “Page Six” as one of McDonald’s most famous alums. The couple, who has run more than a half-dozen marathons and countless half-marathons between them, married in 1990 and lives in Manhattan.
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$395 for non-blogger participants (industry, media relations professionals, etc.)
Who Should Attend
Bloggers, Food Writers & Cookbook Authors
Publishers, Agents & Editors
Food Brand / Restaurant Marketers
Public Relations Professionals