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 16, 2013
Mark Ainsworth & Merril Gilbert, of Pastry Smart, will host the Saturday morning breakfast at IFBC, 9/21, from 7-9:30am.
What does sustainable food production mean in today’s changing food landscape? What is American Humane Certified?
Join in the conversation with Pastry Smart CEO & COO, Mark Ainsworth and Merril Gilbert along with American Humane Association’s Kathi Brock, as they discuss what matters most today and beyond, looking forward to the next generation of food.
Enjoy complete organic + humane savory breakfast in Great Room 1, 2nd floor from 7-8:30am, brought to you from some of the best American Humane certified and sustainable food producers.
Got questions? Tell us what you’d like more information on!
Tweet at us every day this week using #smarthumaneconvo
A live Twitter feed, of our special IFBC #tag, will run during breakfast and our Q&A session.
Submitted by Sheri Wetherell on September 16, 2013
Now you can cet everything IFBC—food, writing, and technology—on your phone (iOS and Android)! Thanks to 47 Degrees you can preview sessions, add favorite sessions to your calendar, learn about the speakers, meet other attendees, and discover special IFBC related events.
Review the schedule and save interesting sessions to your personal calendar. Date, time, overview, and related speakers. Receive reminders about saved sessions using your default calendar. Find something interesting or exciting? Let your friends and family know you’re attending via Twitter.
View and compose #IFBC related tweets without leaving the app. Reply, retweet, favorite, and follow Twitter users. IMPORTANT: Twitter account is required for this functionality.
Meet the speakers—review short bios for the IFBC 2013 speakers.
Get an early start to your IFBC networking with the integrated attendees list.
Reference venue details and driving directions.
The story behind the creation of mallow, Seattle-made artisan marshmallows, is as sweet as their confections. As her birthday approached, "mrs. mallow" said she wished she could enjoy a chocolate dipped marshmallow and not have to wait for the holiday season. So "mr. mallow" saw the opportunity and created a special treat just for her birthday. As she took a bite, they realized they hit it. As they put it, "what they had was as different from store bought marshmallows as an aged, marbled steak is from a lukewarm frozen dinner. " Now, mallow offers over twenty varieties of artisan marshmallows, all made with zero artificial ingredients.
So, as you can see, mallows truly were created for love!
Shop mallow here and don't miss them at the Discovery Expo next Saturday the 21st at IFBC!
Follow mallow on Twitter @shopmallow.
Apart from their classic cuisine, what we love most about the Hunt Club, located within the beautiful and historic Sorrento Hotel, is its cozy, old world atmosphere. The dark wood-paneled and brick walls and comfy cushioned banquettes make it the perfect place for a romantic night out. Enjoy a classic or original cocktail at the charming bar or in the Fireside Room (happy hour is twice a day!).
Executive Chef Dan Gilmore prepares classic cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Chef Dan’s philosophy in the kitchen is to balance seasonality, sensibility and simplicity. Enjoy comforting dishes such as Confit Lamb Shank with white grits, baby carrots and mint pistou; Hazelnut Panade Halibut with summer squash strands and toasted tomatoes; and Grilled Double Chine Pork Chop with bacon fat fingerling potatoes, apple slaw and cider sauce.
Open for Breakfast, Brunch Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour (twice a day and on weekend), and Dinner. View their full menus here.
Don't miss Chef Dan from the Hunt Club next Friday at The Taste of Seattle and Gourmet Fair at IFBC!
Ethan Stowell's latest endeavor, Rione XIII, is a delicious little slice of Rome located on Capitol Hill. Inspired by Trastevere, the bustling 13th district (or rione) of Rome, this cozy restaurant features simple Roman cooking such as fried artichokes, house made pasta, wood-fired Roman-style street pizzas, and much more to make you say wow.
Check out their menu here and be sure to stop by their table at The Taste of Seattle and Gourmet Fair next Friday!
$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