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The First Ever Food Blogger Career Fair! Start Making Money On Your Hard Work


In February of this year we conducted the first State of Food Blogging Survey to help us better understand the motivations behind food and cooking blogging. Some of the results surprised us, some did not. What did surprise us is that a whopping 75% of you do not make any money on what you work hard to do, and yet most of you have been at it for well over a year. Not surprisingly, many of us would like to enter the professional food industry in some capacity.

So, that got us organizers of IFBC thinking. How can we go beyond the typical monetization session that every food blogger conference offers (and should continue to offer)? We came up with the Career Fair. The first ever Career Fair, to be held on Saturday, August 25 from 5:00 - 6:30pm at the conference, is designed to be a two-way street, with bloggers making key contacts who will help advance their careers and industry participants making excellent contacts with bloggers. For industry participants, the IFBC Career Fair is a unique opportunity to connect with members of the “new media” of the food world, people who write about food and beverage on a daily basis. Bloggers are more than just enthusiastic about their experiences. They actively socialize their experiences via published thoughts and viral conversations that reach out to an ever-growing “web” of influence.

Dream of becoming a recipe developer for a food brand? Want to connect with publishers? You could be their next big thing! There are lots of jobs out there in the food industry, we hope to help you make some of those valuable connections!

Spaces for industry participants are limited. To attend, please email Sheri Wetherell if you are an editor, publisher, or agent; and Reno Walsh Reno Walsh if you are a food brand/company, publicity firm, or other.



Sibyl Almonte's picture

I would love to bring my Spanish cooking blog to profitability.

Phillis Alexander's picture

The career fair sounds like a wonderful opportunity - wish I could be there. I've had my website for about 2 months and am really wondering if it can turn into an income opportunity.

Christie 's picture

Please publish a list of industry participants as soon as you can! Would love to know who's coming so I can write some proposals.

Warren Bobrow's picture

I most certainly need help in this regard.

northierthanthou's picture

I hope the food will be good. ...but the bloggosphere might be more interesting if it isn't.

Sheri Wetherell's picture

We are known for our excellent food and wine! The best of any food blogging conference. We'll be featuring some of the best restaurants in town and many of Oregon's best wineries. You will not leave this conference hungry, that's for sure!!

Brook Hurst Stephens's picture

The food & drink at IFBC New Orleans last summer was fantastic! I'd been to New Orleans many times so I expected, as a conference attendee, to have a great experience. It seems IFBC went out of their way to capture the best of the best. They did not disappoint.

I'm confident IFBC Portland will be equally amazing. If you've never been to Portland, you're in for a treat. Some of the finest food in the country, world-class Oregon wines & spirits, and a town that is a fun mix of funky and fabulous. Can't wait.

Sheri Wetherell's picture

Thanks, Brook, for the glowing review! :)

Books and Manuals's picture

Im impressed. Youre truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Im saving this for future use.

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Who Should Attend

Bloggers, Food Writers & Cookbook Authors

Publishers, Agents & Editors

Food Brand / Restaurant Marketers

Public Relations Professionals


IFBC 2013 Registration
For non-blogger participants: industry, media relations professionals, etc.
Fee: $395

IFBC 2013 Discounted Blogger Registration*
For active bloggers
Fee: $95

*New in 2013! See registration for qualifying details.

Food Bloggers Register here!
Fee: $95 for Food Bloggers, $395 for Non-Bloggers
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