About the IFBC
The International Food Blogger Conference was the first food blogger conference in the world and many still consider it the best. Started in 2009 in Seattle, Washington by Foodista, the conference is now in its eleventh year.
The conference is not just oriented towards food bloggers. The IFBC caters to food bloggers, food writers, food social media influencers, food brands, and PR companies.
The 2019 conference takes place June 20 – 23 in Juneau, Alaska and will draw approximately 200 food bloggers, writers, social media gurus, food industry members, and others for four days of content, excursions, fun, and food.
Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, is a fantastic small town of 32,000 people. It is located on the Gastineau Channel and thus surrounded by water. It is situated at the base of Mount Roberts, which is accessible either by trail or tramway from the city and you will have views of the Chilkat Mountains, Douglas Island, and Silver Bow Basin from the top. Near Juneau is the huge Mendenhall Glacier where you can actually walk on the glacier as well as viewing icebergs on the nearby lake. Juneau is the only capital city in the United States not connected by road to any other cities, so you will not be driving to IFBC19!
Juneau’s food scene is booming, including outstanding restaurants, award-winning chefs, and our own alumna Midgi Moore’s Juneau Food Tours, recently named one of America’s must-try food tours by USA Today. While Juneau boasts all types of food from fine dining to BBQ, Alaska is appropriately well known for its amazing seafood and we will have plenty of that at the conference.
We understand for some of you the trip to Juneau will be longer and possibly more expensive than to other conference destinations. Please keep in mind Juneau is a short two-hour flight from Seattle, that we are offering both pre-conference and post-conference excursions, and that Alaska is really the trip of a lifetime. So make IFBC19 part of your summer plans!
Conference Venue & Host Hotel
The conference takes place at the Centennial Hall Convention Center (101 Egan Dr., Juneau, AK 99801), which is the main conference facility in the city. Our Host Hotel is the Baranof Downtown (127 N Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801) hotel, which is offering a rate of $179, which is excellent for high season in Juneau. The historic hotel was built in 1939 and is just steps from Juneau’s waterfront, cruise ship docks, boutique shopping, the State Capitol building, and many restaurants. All of downtown Juneau is extremely walkable and our hotel is only a seven-minute walk from the meeting venue. You can book your IFBC room online now at the group rate until April 30, 2019.
Almost all attendees to IFBC19 will be flying to the Juneau International Airport (airport code JNU) on Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines via Seattle. Seattle is the only city outside Alaska that connects to Juneau. So start your planning there.
The good news is that Alaska Airlines is offering a 5% discount to all IFBC attendees, with the discount effective from January 1 through June 26, 2019. We are very appreciative of the airline’s generosity. You will receive a code when you register for the conference.
From the airport, you can take the Juneau municipal bus for $2 or a taxi to the hotel.
The IFBC started in 2009 in Seattle. Click on the links below for archives of previous years.
- IFBC 2018 New Orleans: Agenda
- IFBC 2017 Sacramento: Agenda
- IFBC 2016 Sacramento: Agenda
- IFBC 2015 Seattle: Agenda
- IFBC 2014 Seattle: Agenda
- IFBC 2013 Seattle: Agenda
- IFBC 2012 Portland: Agenda
- IFBC 2011 Santa Monica
- IFBC 2011 New Orleans
- IFBC 2010 Seattle
- IFBC 2009 Seattle
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