You have choices in considering which food blogger conference to attend. The IFBC is unique for these factors.
- Outstanding Locations: We purposefully pick locations that are of interest to food lovers and not merely good conference venues. We also move our conference most years, which is more work on our part but more fun for you. Our most recent venues have been Seattle (hotbed of restaurants), Sacramento (farm to fork capital of the country), and New Orleans (one of the top food destinations in the world). In 2019 you are going to love Juneau’s food scene, including its restaurants, its top chefs, and its amazing seafood.
- Delicious Food: By moving the conference each year, we are able to provide delicious local food with which we would not be able to tantalize you if we kept one fixed location. This food is highlighted by the annual “Taste Of” reception in which we invite 15-20 local restaurants to come to our conference venue and serve small plates for all attendees. When do you ever get that opportunity?
- Local Excursions:We have a suite of local excursions before and after the conference, including food tours, brewery tours, and even whale watching. We keep costs extremely low by negotiating discounts with the excursion providers.
- Targeted Content and Speakers: We understand that, in the end, if the content is not interesting you will not come. We make a big effort to provide you with relevant, interesting content that changes each year and is applicable to all experience levels. We do this in part by seeking your input with an annual Call for Content and then giving you some control by allowing our alumni to vote on suggested sessions. We also specialize on content that provides actionable information you can take home to improve your blogging, writing, social media, or business pursuits.
- Small and Intimate: There are some blogger conferences with thousands of attendees, making it difficult for you to meet your peers. We recognize moving the conference each year does make it more difficult to attend but we feel our smaller conference, with 200 – 250 attendees, is more relaxed, fun, and effective. If you have never attended a food blogger conference, be assured you will fit in at the IFBC just fine.
- Reasonable Prices: We are one of the best values out there in terms of food blogger conferences. We try hard to give great value at a modest price.
You can also hear about the IFBC directly from our 2018 attendees.
Please join us June 20 – 23, 2019 in Juneau, Alaska!
“I’ve attended almost every IFBC and the reason is that this is one conference where the seminars are truly valuable. The topics chosen show that IFBC is keeping in tune with the ever changing aspects of the internet and blogging. Blogging has dramatically changed from early years where you made money off of online advertising. It’s now more about becoming involved in ones’ community and industry.” Catherine Enfield – Munchie Musings
“All the staff is fun and the event was exceptional. Just keep up the great work and look forward to enlightening speakers and breakouts.” Jerald Herron – Foodie Made Simple
“It was wonderful being able to network with like minded individuals. We are so happy to attend again, we cannot wait.” Dan Pogetti – Love and Risotto
“The three IFBCs that I attended were extremely well done – and for a blogger that has a full-time job outside of food blogging, this really gave me an opportunity to think critically and strategically about my focus areas for the future – as well as bounce ideas off of others who are well respected in the industry.” Dawn K. – First Look Then Cook
“Look forward to another GREAT conference next year!” Doug Brown – Real Food Finds