Speaker applications and content suggestions are now open for the 2017 International Food Blogger Conference and will remain open until March 13th. We are ready to hear from you to create an exceptional schedule and content sessions for next year. If you are an expert, have a story that needs to be told, and can impart some necessary wisdom upon our community, then we want to hear from you! For 2017, we are specifically seeking advanced content that will resonate with our many returning attendees.
You will be asked to select from among the following content categories:
- Blogging & Social Media: There are dozens of excellent potential topics involving blogging and social media. Keep in mind 2017 will be the ninth annual IFBC so we have covered many topics. Topics that will be most successful are those at an advanced level or are covering new ground.
- Writing: Food writing is always a great topic and the secret is to come up with new or innovative ways to impart skills to the audience.
- Business & Career: Many food bloggers wish to launch from their blog to a part-time or full-time career in consulting, events, or even wine making (or have already done so); and presentations helpful to those interested in business and careers can be proposed here.
- Food Industry: These sessions will not include serving food but can include a wide range of topics, from current trends in the food world to innovative food marketing techniques to best practices for interviewing food industry leaders.
Please note this process does not include keynote speakers. Please contact us directly if you have suggestions about a keynote speaker. If you are interested in conducting a session that serves food, please contact reno@ZephyrConferences.com.
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT
Everyone is free to submit suggestions, whether you have attended the International Food Blogger Conference before or not. Please note we are not able to pay travel or hotel costs for speakers.
- Open call for speakers – February 21 – March 13: We will accept proposals and suggestions.
- Session review – March 14 – 17: We will review all content submissions. We do not have enough room to include all submissions, and so will make decisions on which are most applicable, combine similar sessions, and edit others as we deem appropriate.
- Alumni voting – March 18 – 25: We will ask IFBC alumni and those currently registered to vote on submissions.
- Content & Speaker Announcements – March 27: We will update the IFBC17 agenda and begin to contact speakers whose sessions will be included in the conference. Speakers must pay their own travel and hotel costs.