About the IFBC
The International Food Blogger Conference was the first food blogging conference in the world and is still considered by many to be the best. The 2018 conference takes place August 24 – 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana and will draw approximately 250 food bloggers, writers, social media gurus, food industry members, and others for three days of content, excursions, fun, and food. 2018 marks our 10th year in operation and we are eager to celebrate!
The conference takes place at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, located on Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter. The Royal Sonesta is a Four-Diamond Hotel with fantastic architecture, newly renovated guest rooms, an outdoor pool with Oasis Bar, complimentary WiFi, and a jazz club on site. Best of all, they are eager to welcome food influencers to New Orleans; the hotel has a Food is Art philosophy. They are offering us an excellent $169 rate. Details to come on how to book your room.
We held the IFBC in New Orleans back in 2011. It was the highest-rated event ever (based on attendee post-conference surveys) and 95% of attendees said the food was better than at other food blogger conferences they have attended. Be prepared for amazing seafood, cajun, and creole, from swanky restaurants to casual food trucks, supplemented with creative cocktails and live music on every corner.
Getting To New Orleans
The Louis Armstrong International Airport boasts flights from all over North America, with American, Delta, United, and Southwest all serving the city.
To get from the airport to the hotel, we recommend either Airport Shuttle or Uber.
The IFBC started in 2009 in Seattle. Click on the links below for archives of previous years.
- IFBC 2017 Sacramento: Agenda
- IFBC 2016 Sacramento: Agenda and Location
- IFBC 2015 Seattle: Agenda and Location
- IFBC 2014 Seattle: Agenda and Location
- IFBC 2013 Seattle: Agenda and Location
- IFBC 2012 Portland: Agenda and Location
- IFBC 2011 Santa Monica
- IFBC 2011 New Orleans
- IFBC 2010 Seattle
- IFBC 2009 Seattle
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Zephyr Conferences is the organizer of six food, wine, and beer conferences. (In addition to the IFBC, you might consider joining the Wine Bloggers Conference that will take place November 9 – 12 in Santa Rosa, California.) In reality, the folks at Zephyr are simply a bunch of active travelers who have been running tours around the world for 20 years as part of Zephyr Adventures. Their love for wine, beer, and food travel got them into conference organizing in the same industries and, eventually, the creation of their sister company Taste Vacations which runs wine, beer, and food tours that leave the physical activity at home.
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