Following is a skeleton agenda. We will put out a Call for Content shortly and finalize this agenda within the next two months. All sessions take place at the Sacramento Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Previous years’ agendas and speakers can be found in our Archives.
Thursday, September 28
3:00 – 9:00 PM Pre-Conference Excursions: Choose to register for a pre-conference excursion that will delve into the regional food and beverage scene. Details to coming soon.
Friday, September 29
Breakfast on Your Own: Our host hotel, the Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park offers a free hot buffet breakfast for its guests.
8:00 – 9:30 AM Registration
8:00 – 9:00 AM Optional Yoga Session
9:30 – 9:45 AM Official Conference Opening
9:45 – 10:30 AM Keynote Speaker
10:30 – 11:30 AM All-Group Session
11:30 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 PM Breakout Sessions: Choose one of two
2:15 – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 – 3:30 PM Breakout Sessions: Choose one of two
3:30 – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 – 4:45 PM Rodney Strong Vineyards Food & Wine Sensory Experience with Rodney Strong Chef Tara Wachtel and Rodney Strong Director of Education and Sommelier, Rachel Voorhees @RSVineyards
5:00 – 7:00 PM Expo, Reception, and Gift Suite
Saturday, September 30
Breakfast on Your Own: Our host Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park has a free hot buffet breakfast.
7:15 – 8:15 AM Optional Run/Walk Departing From the Host Hotel
9:30 – 10:30 AM Breakout Sessions: Choose one of two
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions: Choose one of two
11:45 – 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 – 2:45 PM Discovery Sessions: Choose one of two. These sponsored sessions provide in-depth encounters with a drink or food product.
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Discovery Sessions: Choose one of two. These sponsored sessions provide in-depth encounters with a drink or food product.
4:00 – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 – 5:15 PM Live Food & Drink Blogging: This is one of the premier experiences of the International Food Blogger Conference. Attendees will experience 10 different food and drink products over 50 minutes in small-group encounters, all the while live blogging, Tweeting, and using other social media platforms in real time.
5:15 – 5:30 PM Conference Close and Announcement of 2018 Date & Location
5:30 – 7:30 PM Presentation & Reception: Hear about one aspect of the food and drink world, try some great eats, and mingle with your fellow attendees.
Sunday, October 1
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Post-Con Excursions: Choose from among three optional post-conference excursions that will delve into the regional Sacramento food scene. Details to come soon. There will be a small additional cost to attend.