IFBC: The First and Best Food Blogger Conference!
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 again in beautiful Seattle, Washington!
Dates: September 19 - 21, 2014
Location: The Westin Seattle
Registration Fee: $395 / $95
2013 SOLD OUT fast, so be sure to register early for 2014!!
*The cost of registration for all participants is $395. However, new in 2013, 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.
Above photo by Seattle Municipal Archives
Submitted by Sheri Wetherell on September 24, 2013
Is it a blog or is it a business? Speaker Mark Briggs shares his entrepreneurial journalism presentation from Friday, September 20 at IFBC. Get the transcription here.
Submitted by Guest Contributor on September 20, 2013
Amazon Grocery will be sampling niche, specialty, or hard-to-find products, ranging from chocolate to coconut water. Each brand will have around five minutes to give a short explanation of their product and answer questions while you review, blog, and tweet about the product. After five minutes, a new brand will take the stage.
Below you’ll find all the information you need during Live Blogging. Don’t forget to log into your Amazon.com customer account so you can quickly write customer reviews. Tweet us at @amazon and hashtag #IFBC.
Original Fruit Leather, Summer Strawberry
Lindt LINDOR Truffles, milk and dark
Annie’s Berry Patch Fruit Snacks
Almonds with Cranberries, Honey + Sea Salt
Suja 3 Day Cleanse
JunoBar Peanut Butter Cookie
JunoBar Apple Crisp
JunoBar Brownie Batter
Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai and Blueberry
ZICO Coconut Water
Navitas Naturals Organic Dragon Fruit
@NavitasNaturals, #SuperFood, #SuperFruit
Drink Chia Strawberry Citrus
Scharffen Berger Chocolate
Scharffen Berger San Juan de Cheni 78% Cacao Chocolate Bar
Manuka Doctor Bio Active 10+ Manuka Honey
Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks
Happy Squeeze Twist
Submitted by Guest Contributor on September 18, 2013
Join Pastry Smart for Breakfast & Enter to Win A GetAway in San Francisco!!!
Attend Pastry Smart's panel conversation on Saturday, 9.21 between 8:30am-9:30am and they will release details on how to enter to WIN…...
An all expenses-paid, 2 days + 1 night getaway for you to visit the San Francisco Bay Area & to spend a day seeing organic + humane in action.
Tour their organic bakery and a local American Humane certified producer.
Great opportunity for up close & personal experience! Get the scoop on a unique blog post on food!
2 Bloggers will win this exclusive prize!!!!
This post is brought to you by Pastry Smart.
Submitted by Guest Contributor on September 18, 2013
LoSalt is the healthiest secret ingredient to reducing you sodium intake!
We all love adding a little bit of salty flavour to our food, but feel guilty afterwards, worried about the affect of sodium on our health. LoSalt - a great tasting and natural salt alternative - is the perfect solution for those of us who love that salty flavor. It contains 66% less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts with all the same flavour. Everyone who tries it exclaims “I can’t believe it tastes just like salt!”
Excessive salt (sodium chloride) consumption is a major health issue as it increases the risk of developing high blood pressure, which affects a third of American adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). High blood pressure, in turn, is responsible for 62% of all strokes and 49% of all heart diseases according to the World Health Organisation. Using LoSalt allows you to maintain the salty flavor but with 66% less sodium.
It is simply a blend of potassium chloride and sodium chloride – no chemical masters or flavour enhancers are used as with other alternatives so there is none of that “funky chemical” or “medicinal” aftertaste.
LoSalt is available in both Iodized and non-Iodized versions and is Kosher and Halal certified, as well as being gluten free and free from allergens.
We are coming all the way from Scotland to be with you at this year’s IFBC, discussing the importance of salt health, the impact of too much sodium on our heart health and more information on LoSalt and how you can get involved to help us promote salt health. You will also be able to get your blood pressure checked - maybe it’s time for you to switch a LoSalt diet!
And soon we will be talking all about LoSalt and salt health during the holiday season, providing healthier Thanksgiving alternatives for the #LoSaltHolidays!
This post is brought to you by LoSalt.
Submitted by Guest Contributor on September 17, 2013
At family-owned La Panzanella Artisanal Food Co., our passion is crackers. Since we first began baking our rustic, all natural Croccantini at a local cafe in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, we have been lucky to have a loyal and enthusiastic following. First embraced by Seattle’s most acclaimed restaurants, our crackers are now part of family meals, snacks and celebrations across the country.
We are thrilled to have the occasion of IFBC 2013 to announce the launch of Croccantini Creations, our Facebook-based forum for sharing our customers’ passion for Croccantini. Visit us on Facebook to see the latest posts and at the conference on Saturday to sample our new Multigrain Croccantini.
Make the most of fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes with Chevre, crumbled bacon bits, and fresh tarragon and basil leaves (shown above).
Salty sweet book club treat: Mini Croccantini dipped in dark chocolate. Perfect to pair with Cabernet and strawberries. We made ours with Rosemary Minis.
$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